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Help! What does a sinus infection feel like? What to do at home to cure?

I have pressure in my temples and ears and my head feels heavy. I don't have time to go to the doctor :/

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I think that sounds more like a stress headache. A stress headache can feel like a tight band all around your head.

A sinus headache will be up on your forehead and/or under your eyes across the bridge of your nose.

A sinus infection is usually a secondary infection from a cold. You get the sinus headache from above, but when you blow your nose you get thick yellow or green mucus, bleeaach!

Anyway, for a stress headache the quickest cure is pain medicine. Excedrine Migraine is a good one. I'll also use ibuprofen.

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Thank you :)
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You're welcome. I hope it helps.
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A lot of pressure around eyes. If you bend over pain increases. Hurts to touch face around eyes.
Some people use a netty pot found in drug store. Decongestants can help. Call doctor

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Read this link to cure from sinus. http://sinuscure.org/home-remedies.html & also read my comment.

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Sinus Infection Overview

Sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek area, or on one side of the head. A person with a sinus infection may also have a cough, a fever, bad breath, and nasal congestion with thick nasal secretions. Sinusitis is categorized as acute (sudden onset) or chronic (long term, the most common type).

Anatomy of the sinuses (also called paranasal sinuses): The human skull contains 4 major pairs of hollow air-filled sacks called sinuses. These connect the space between the nostrils and the nasal passage. Sinuses help insulate the skull, reduce its weight, and allow the voice to resonate within it.

* Frontal sinuses (in the forehead)

* Maxillary sinuses (behind the cheek bones)

* Ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes)

* Sphenoid sinuses (behind the eyes)

The sinuses contain defenses against foreign bacteria (germs). If a disruption occurs that affects the normal host defenses inside the sinuses, those defenses may allow bacteria, which are normally present in the nasal passages, to enter any of the sinuses. Once there, the bacteria may stick to the lining cells and cause a sinus infection.

Acute sinusitis usually lasts less than 8 weeks or occurs no more than 3 times per year with each episode lasting no longer than 10 days. Medications are usually effective against acute sinusitis. Successful treatment counteracts damage done to the mucous lining of the sinuses and surrounding bone of the skull.

Chronic sinusitis lasts longer than 8 weeks or occurs more than 4 times per year with symptoms usually lasting more than 20 days.

These sinuses are covered with a mucus layer and cells that contain little hairs called cilia on their surface. These help trap and propel bacteria and pollutants outward. The ostiomeatal complex (OMC) connects the nasal passage to the paranasal sinuses."


"When to Seek Medical Care

A person should call a doctor when experiencing pain or pressure in th
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Try a neti pot! I'm so glad I discovered that!!!

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Your head hurts,A LOT!

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