Hey-ache!

Health

I just recovered from my flu 2 weeks ago, or so. Literally, its not FULLY recovered yet! Why? Because I’m still battling with ehemm what I call as mucus – a thick viscous, wet substance living happily inside my nose and throat. Gross no?

I think because of these 2 villains; bacteria and viruses that invades into my body and cause infection. Yes, infection that’s the word! Normally, I don’t notice the mucus from my nose because it mixes with saliva and drips harmlessly down the back of my throat to be swallowed gradually and continuously throughout the day.

Only when my body produces more mucus than usual or the mucus is thicker than normal does it become more noticeable. Excess mucus can come out the front of my nose in the form of a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it’s called postnasal drip. I sound like a Medical practitioner now! 😛

Sometimes, so hard for me to breath properly resulting from headache. People with sinus infections don’t complain of headache first. They say they are sick and have a headache. That’s true, I’m sick and got headache afterwards. Here what I found from reading:

Headache pain along with a stuffy, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Sounds like a sinus headache, right? Most people who think they have a sinus headache with symptoms like pain in the head, stuffy nose, and watery eyes actually have migraine headaches.

Differences in Symptoms, Causes

Sinus headache and migraine can have some symptoms in common, including:

Pain in the head, particularly the forehead.

  1. Itchy or watery eyes.
  2. Pain associated with movement.

But migraines are often also accompanied by other symptoms, including:

  1. Nausea or vomiting.
  2. Sensitivity to sound or light.
  3. Severe throbbing pain on one side of the head.

Migraine is usually to blame in people who have frequent, severe headaches..

People with sinus infections don’t complain of headache first. They say they are sick and have a headache.

Sinus headaches are usually caused by an infection and inflammation of the nasal passages. That leads to congestion. And that causes pain and pressure in the forehead and behind the cheekbones.

Different Treatments

For sinus headaches, treatment starts with decongestants, pain relievers, and nasal irrigation to ease sinus pressure and congestion and help drainage.

Antibiotics or nasal steroids are often used as a second line of attack to treat the underlying infection or chronic disease.

A sinus headache caused by an infection should go away soon after starting treatment.

Migraine treatment isn’t just about stopping a migraine once it starts. It’s also about preventing them and reducing their frequency, severity, and duration.

Drugs called triptans are used during a migraine attack to reduce pain and restore function.

* I should get going. Clinic is waiting for me!

xoxo,

S-Tee