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Health Tip: Treating a Sinus Headache

-- A sinus headache usually is caused when the air-filled cavities around your nose, eyes and cheeks become congested and inflamed. Doctors call this condition sinusitis.

The University of Maryland Medical Association suggests how you can help ease sinus pain:

  • Use a humidifier or saline nasal spray, as recommended by your doctor, to help ease sinus congestion.
  • Ask your doctor how to keep allergies and asthma under control.
  • Gently stretch the head and neck.
  • Take prescription or over-the-counter medications as appropriate for your condition, such as antibiotics for bacterial infections, corticosteroids, antihistamines or decongestants.
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Posted: March 2010