Why am I getting sinus headaches everyday?

It’s devastating. World-shattering. Utterly painful.

Sinus headaches can be crippling to anyone who has them. They’re also often mistaken for migraines, but there’s a slight difference. For instance, sinus headaches have a lot to do with sinus infections – discolored mucus, pain in the face, and even a fever.

If you’re dealing with sinus headaches everyday then it’s likely there’s something else going on. For instance, if you haven’t been diagnosed, you may be dealing with allergies. The first step would be getting an allergy test from a specialist. With pollen counts being so high lately, it’s something a lot of people will need to do to remain healthy. To learn more about allergy testing, watch the video below:

For others though, chronic sinusitis is rather common for them. Chronic sinusitis is when a person has longer lasting sinus infections four or more times a year. You might be wondering why someone would suffer that long with something like that, but in reality many don’t know what kind of treatment options are out there. If you’re more likely to get sinus infections or chronic sinusitis, then the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute has treatment and surgery options for sinusitis. Watch the videos below to learn more:

But what if you can’t think about surgery right now? What can you do at home right now to reduce pain and longevity? Other than the obvious pain reliever medication, here’s a few tips to get you through:

  • Cut out dairy as it thickens mucus. Replace milk with almond milk or something similar. 
  • Drink more water to thin out the mucus, allowing for easier flow. 
  • Teas such as peppermint, chamomile, and blackberry are great for sinus pressure. 
  • Use a Neti Pot to flush out the sinus and nasal passages. 

We’re also offering Virtual Visits where you can see a provider from the comfort of your own home. To schedule an appointment call 770-740-1860 or click the button below.

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