Sinus Headache Symptoms

Primary sinus headache symptoms are pain and pressure which are mainly due to added inflammation and reduced drainage from affected sinus cavity. A sinus headache pain is considered as an increasing pressure sensation affecting the clogged sinus. The corresponding portion of the face that overlies the sinus is usually tender to touch. The pain in this area increases or intensifies whenever face position is changed or when getting up from bed after a long stretch of sleeping also due to the increased pressure exerted from the sinus cavities or when straining.

Pain and pressure experienced as part of sinus headache symptoms is described as a deep and constant pain particularly in the bridge of the nose, forehead and cheekbones. Other sinus headache symptoms that accompanies pain are nasal discharge, fever, facial swellings and a feeling of fullness in both ears. Most chronic headaches are considered as sinus headaches but usually these are migraine or tension headaches. There has been cases where allergies are linked to sinus headaches. It is a fact that allergies can cause sinus congestion which in turn causes headache pain. However, treatment of allergies will not ensure that sinus headache symptoms will go away as well.

A sinus headache is caused by the build up of pressure within the sinus cavities of our skull. The sinuses have mucous membranes that usually discharge fluid and which are led to the nasal cavity by small channels. An inflammation, whatever the cause is, can result in the accumulation of fluid, eventually causing increased pressure in the sinuses which is the beginning of sinuses headache symptoms manifestation. An inflammation may be a result of an irritation or an infection.

A pain experienced during sinus headache can be so uncomfortable. The nasal discharge during inflammatory processes of the sinuses even add to the unaccountability the headache gives. The fluid drainage varies from being clear to greenish yellow in color. A greenish yellow discharge is an indication that an infection already exists. The infection will also cause body aches, tiredness, chills and fever. The existence of swollen lymph nodes in the necks happens when a person is suffering from a sinus infection. The inflammation of a specific sinus which is the maxillary sinuses or cheekbone sinuses may cause pain in the upper teeth and the jaw.