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Posted on 07-17-2015
It's important to figure out what type of headache is causing your pain. If you know your headache type, you can treat it correctly. In one 2004 study, 80% of people who had a recent history of self-described or doctor-diagnosed sinus headache, but no signs of sinus infection, actually met the criteria for a migraine.
Affects more males than females, are recurring headaches that occur in groups and/or cycles. They appear suddenly and are characterized by severe, debilitating pain on one side of the head, and are often accompanied by a watery eye and nasal congestion or a runny nose on the same side of the face.
During an attack, people often feel restless and uncomfortable; they are unlikely to lie down and rest, as someone with a migraine might. The cause of a cluster headache is unknown, but there may be a genetic component. There is no cure, but medication can cut the duration and frequency of it.
When a sinus becomes inflamed, often due to an infection, it can cause discomfort and pain. It may come with a fever and can be diagnosed by symptoms or the presence of pus viewed through a fiber-optic scope.
Headaches due to sinus infection can be treated with antibiotics, as well as antihistamines or decongestants.
Overuse painkillers for headaches could, and will, ironically lead to rebound headaches. Culprits include over-the-counter medications like aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), as well as prescription drugs.
One theory is that too much medication can cause the brain to shift into an excited state, triggering more headaches. Another reason; rebound headaches are a symptom of withdrawal as the level of medicine drops in the blood.
Can run from generation to generation, also can be diagnosed containing certain criteria’s.
--Having at least five previous episodes of headaches.
--Can last between 3–73 hours.
--Can occur on one-sided pain, throbbing pain, moderate-to-severe pain, and pain that interferes with, is worsened by, or prohibits routine activity.
--At least one associated feature: nausea and/or vomiting, or, then sensitivity to light and sound can occur.
--About 15% to 20% of people with migraines experience hand numbness.
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