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Tis' the Season for Sinus Headaches

The temperature is dropping, Holiday decorations are taking over stores, and cold and flu season is creeping up on us. We may be looking forward to family dinners and Santa’s deliveries but we certainly aren’t looking to get sick. Cold and damp weather can increase the deep and throbbing pain caused by sinus headaches. Discover why these nasty symptoms start happening, what you can do about it, and how we can help.

Why do Sinus Headaches Happen?

Just as we are saying goodbye to the warm months of summer and embracing the frost on our windows, we are hit with a pounding and vengeful sinus headache. These aches are a result of inflammation in the air-filled cavities around the nose, eyes, and cheeks. The location of the pain can make symptoms very distracting and easily confused for tension headaches or migraines. There are additional symptoms that set sinus headaches apart from others and one of them may be the light dusting of snow on the ground. Winter is here but your painful sinus headaches don’t have to be!

Symptoms of Sinus Headaches

You could be having a sinus headache if you have experienced several of these symptoms:

  • Pressure around your nose, eyes, or cheeks
  • Worsened pain when you bend forward
  • Worsened pain in the morning
  • Congestion and runny nose
  • Sudden temperature or weather changes
  • Tenderness on the face
  • Throbbing head pain

How to Beat Sinus Headaches

A man sick in bed.

1. Neck Stretches

Gently stretching the neck and relieving built up muscle tension can help relieve pain in the head. You can also massage the temples of the face to alleviate pain that affects regions around the eyes and nose.

2. Saline Nasal Spray

Saline sprays can be purchased at most drug stores and can quickly clear the sinuses to provide instant relief. These sprays also provide moisture for dry and cracked nostrils.

3. Humidifier

The winter season can dry out the air and can lead to thicker mucus, blocked sinus passages, and general irritation. The mist released into the air by humidifiers can thin out the mucus inside your nose and sinuses.

4. Dietary Supplements

Several supplements may help prevent or treat sinus headaches, either by reducing sinus inflammation, or by helping to prevent the cold and flu that can lead to sinus headaches. DR-HO'S Essential Multivitamin provides more than 40 nutrients and antioxidants to help guard against the cold and flu.

5. Herbal Teas

DR-HO'S Vitali-Tea uses natural herbs to boost immunity and prevent against sickness. The natural Ginseng root has been proven to help prevent unpleasant cold and flu symptoms like sinus headaches.

6. Antibiotics

You can visit the clinic or your family doctor to receive prescribed antibiotics that can fight bacterial infections like acute or chronic sinusitis. Many people prefer to find natural treatments for their sinus symptoms and colds to build their body's immunity and defense systems.

 

Visit Dr-HO'S Cold, Flu, & Immunity page for more information about preventing sickness and boosting immunity.

To learn more about headaches, including other possible causes, visit our Headaches page.

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season Right Now

Here at DR-HO'S we have the solutions to make sure you enjoy the winter season instead of battling the painful symptoms of sinus headaches. The first step should always be prevention and you can help build your immune system by adding the DR-HO'S Essential Multivitamin into your diet. The nutrients and antioxidants help your immunity fight off nasty cold viruses that are circulating during the winter months. You can turn to DR-HO'S Vitali-Tea when you need a boost of energy and are suffering from a cold or flu. This tea settles the digestive system and has Ginseng to fight away a bad cold. Enjoy the season and let DR-HO'S help, download our FREE Guide to Understanding Pain for more information.

  1. 2013. Bennett, G. Dr. Garrett Bennett Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgeon. "Guide to a Sinus Friendly Home."
  2. 2015. University of Maryland Medical Center. "Sinus Headache."
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