Congested, with a dull throbbing sensation in the upper face and head? You could be experiencing a sinus headache
Sinus headaches are a relatively uncommon type of headache caused by infected sinuses. When they do occur, they are often felt as a dull, throbbing ache in the upper face and head.
Many of us confuse the symptoms of sinus headaches with migraines or tension headaches, so it is important to diagnose your symptoms correctly before treatment.
A blocked or stuffy nose can cause congestion around your eyes, nose and cheeks, triggering pressure, pain and inflammation.
The inflammation – known as sinusitis – prevents mucus from draining properly,’ says Dr Rob Hicks. ‘It may feel more intense when you bend forwards or move your head suddenly.’
Your symptoms could be caused by a cold, an infection or an allergic reaction, so you may have a runny nose, too.
Soothe your sinuses
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