How do you know if you have a migraine or sinus headache?
Self-diagnosed sinus headache is nearly always migraine (90% of the time). Migraine is commonly associated with forehead and facial pressure over the sinuses, nasal congestion and runny nose. In the absence of fever, pus from your nose, alteration in smell or foul-smelling breath, you likely have a migraine headache.
Can you have a sinus headache without being congested?
Congestion is one of the main symptoms and causes of sinus headaches. It is very rare to experience a sinus headache without congestion. If you have a headache that seems like a sinus headache, but have no congestion, it is less likely to be a sinus headache. Sinus headaches are usually accompanied by congestion.
How long does a sinus headache last?
How long does a take for a sinus headache to go away? Acute sinusitis typically lasts less than eight weeks or occurs no more than three times per year with each episode lasting no longer than 10 days. Medications are generally effective against acute sinusitis.
What does sinus pressure in your head feel like?
Sinus headaches caused by a sinus infection often include symptoms such as thick discolored nasal discharge, decreased sense of smell, pain over your upper teeth, sinus pressure, and fever. Pain in the front of your face or behind your eyes. Headache that gets worse when you bend over.