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Are sinus headaches more common based on a particular geographic location?

I have lived in St. Louis all my life, and have not been out of the region too much. I get a sinus headache or infection about four to six times a year, either to getting a cold or a weird change in weather (as St. Louis is). For those who have lived in various locations in their lifetime, are headaches more common in certain areas such as St. Louis, and occur less often in other locations?

some times it happens when the air pressure changes.
when u go up and down the mountains you will feel it  (+ info)

What are some fast ways to get rid of a sinus headache?

I have had a big sinus headache all day. I have took tylenol and a sinus rinse. Are there any good fast acting ways to get rid of my headache?
I kind of already drink coffee regularly anyways so I'm not sure if that makes a difference

If you're diagnosed with sinusitis, your doctor may recommend antibiotics. Be sure to finish the entire course of medication you are prescribed- even if your signs and symptoms disappear before all the pills or capsules are gone. This is the only way to eradicate the germs causing the infection. If the sinusitis is related to inflammation or allergies, your doctor may prescribe corticosteroid nasal sprays or pills.

As the sinus infection clears up, the sinus headaches should disappear. In the meantime, over-the-counter pain relievers, decongestants and saline nasal spray might help you feel better. Use these products only as directed. It may help to drink plenty of fluids as well.

If a structural problem in your nasal cavity is contributing to sinusitis or sinus headaches, surgical correction may be recommended.  (+ info)

what is the best and quickest way to relieve facial sinus pressure?

My girlfriend was diagnosed with pneumonia about 3 days ago and now she is having terrible sinus pain on top of that. She is miserable and I am trying to make her more comfortable. Any ideas on relieving sinus pressure especially under the eyes? Thanks in advance.

P.S. she is already taking antibiotics for the pneumonia so we are pretty sure its not an infection.

A hot steamy bath & just soak in it providing there is no fever. or a hot steamy shower. Hope she feels better, but thats the quickest relief I know of  (+ info)

What is the best way to relieve sinus pressure?

I've been taking sinus medication every 4 hours and nothing is relieving the pain.

Boil a pot of water on the stove and put your head over the steam and inhale the steam for awhile. I've tried it and it works.
You have to get a decongestant also to reduce the reason you have the pain. You can buy it " over the counter". You have to take care of the problem first.  (+ info)

What are some common cures for a sinus infections without going to the doctor?

I am pretty sure I have a sinus affection, but I would like to avoid going to the doctor. Is there any other over the counter medicines or common solutions for my problem?

Well, you can try some over the counter sinus relief medicines, but if it keeps coming back you need antibiotics. That will require a prescription from a doctor.  (+ info)

How do you get rid of a sinus infection if antibiotics don't work?

I've had a sinus infection for two and half months and have been on two antibiotics now and still have this infection, does anyone know how to get rid of these in a matter of a few days? Thanks SO much!

Here are some home remedies I have tried, I dont know if they will work in a few days but anything is worth a shot when feeling lousy, Thanks so much for your help. Yes, Im calling the Doctor tommorrow. My baby Brother Died from Cancer in October of '07 so Im hoping its just an infection or something, something minor, you know.. anyways here are those home remedies and thanks again for your help. Feel free to drop a line anytime :)


You should inhale steam vapors periodically. This is a very simple yet effective home remedy for sinus infection. All you have to do is bow your head over a hot water bowl so that the steam can reach your face directly. Start inhaling the steam vapors. Repeat this for 2-3 mins as many times as it is convenient to do so. The main purpose is to thin the usually thick mucus so that drainage is enhanced.

Consumption of garlic juice or garlic capsules. It has been said that garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Since a sinus infection could be either bacterial or fungal in nature, the properties of garlic should be an effective natural cure. Another option is to put some chopped fresh garlic in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam 2-3 times a day. This is another effective home remedy for sinus infection.

Another natural cure and home remedy for sinus infection is to use Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains potassium. This helps decrease mucus production and have shown to be beneficial as a natural home remedy of sinus infection, runny nose and the common cold. Mix 2 teaspoonfuls of organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a full glass of warm water and drink it up. Do this 3 times a day.

Food allergy is one of the major causes of sinus infection. It may sound preposterous, but many people have found that avoiding certain food groups totally cured them of this condition! For chronic sinus infection sufferers, you need to avoid taking dairy products, wheat, eggs, chickens, ducks, chocolates, peanuts, bananas and corn. To be absolutely sure which food group you may be allergic to, a diagnostic blood test is highly recommended. Therefore, avoiding certain food groups which are known to cause allergic reactions can be a simple and yet effective home remedy for sinus infection.

Nasal irrigation. This is a highly touted and extremely effective natural cure and proven home remedy for sinus infection.

Aside from these natural cure to fight sinus infection, you should endeavor to improve your general health and build up a strong immune system.

By doing so, you will be less susceptible to fungal, viral and bacterial infections which could subsequently lead to sinus infection. Viruses are around us all the time and a healthy immune system is developed by eating right, staying in shape and exercise frequently.

You should also set a goal of drinking around 10 glasses of water everyday. This helps to thin out the mucus which is naturally produced by the body and allows easy drainage through the nasal passages. Besides, if your system is well hydrated it can also help prevent ill health since the body's immune system deteriorates if there is insufficient water in the body.

Adopting a home remedy to fight sinus infection, both mild and recurrent, may save you a few trips to the doctor! However, if you suspect that you have sinus infection and the symptoms remain even after trying out these home remedies, it could well mean that your body's immune system is weakened. In this case, it is advisable to consult a physician as soon as possible.  (+ info)

How can i get rid of my sinus headaches that i have everyday?

i have a headache everyday and it's bothering me so much. how can i get rid of these headaches because i cant focus anymore. is their any medicine that you know that works really good for sinus headaches?

I suffer from sinus headaches, and use to have to lay in bed all day. I find if I take a long hot shower, drink lots of cold water, take advil, alka-seltzer, and try to keep my mind off my headache, I tend to feel better. This works for me the majority of time. Take a look at this book it may help. Http://mallpros.com/store/ciaramello/product/10042  (+ info)

What is the best medicine to relieve sinus inflammation and congestion?

I have terrible sinus pain and congestion and don't know what the right combination of meds would work best. Should I take a decongestant with an expectorant???
Is it safe to take a pain reliever along with the Mucinex D?

You may have a sinus infection, if you do, you need to go to the doctor and get antibiotics.

Otherwise, I would say yes, take a Decongestant with an expectorant. Mucinex is the best one I know of.  (+ info)

How can I get rid of a sinus infection if it does not respond to medication?

It's making me feel sickly and tired to where I don't want to do anything, and the other day I even vomited because of it. I've tried everything there is over the counter and I also got prescribed antibiotics and a decongestant. However nothing works. I still feel tired and sickly and I have this intense pressure all over my head. Do I need to have sinus surgery?

No to surgery-- Its a typical acute sinus infection probably in which antibiotics won;t work because most are cause by fungus not bacteria. Sinus medications will just make you feel worse and won;t do anything for the sinus infection symptoms. Without doing anything it can take up to 3 weeks to get rid of a sinus infection if yo do nothing for it, that's the normal course. Nasal irrigation will help flush it out FAST. There is more info at the websites below. You will get better..Nurse Sue.  (+ info)

Why is it that I always get sinus infections whenever the weather changes?

I always get sinus infections whenever the weather changes. It's starting now with the sore throat, mucous, and chest soreness/congestion. Does anyone know why this happens and/or have any good remedies that are preferably holistic?

seasonal allergies maybe. i take zinc and magnesium tablets every day during the winter and it keeps me from getting sick.i use to be sick every other week in the winter until i read about zinc. you can get this at any drug store,wal-mart,etc.  (+ info)

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