Headache is any degree of pain affecting the head and, at times extending to the neck. Generally, it affects the structures and tissues that surround the skull and may include sinuses, meninges, nerves, arteries, veins, eyes, and muscles.
Inflammation of any of these by sinus infection can cause a headache that can be throbbing, sharp, intense, and constant or mild, dull, and intermittent.
Symptoms of a sinus headache
A sinus headache manifests with constant throbbing pain in your forehead, the area around your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. These are the locations of various sinus cavities in your head.
If for some reason, pressure builds up in these cavities, it leads to headaches and other facial pains. A sinus infection may obstruct normal drainage of fluids and cause congestion that, in turn, leads to pressure.
The remedy here is to decongest the cavities to reduce pressure and alleviate the headache. Use a homeopathic nasal spray antiseptic that is 100% natural to kill the germs and irritants without causing you irritation in the nose and unlike other brands, one that does not lead to addiction.
Steam inhaling is the fastest and most effective home remedy for nasal decongesting. Adding natural ingredients like neem oil or leaves in your boiling water has a therapeutic effect and faster relief. Eucalyptus used the same way is equally effective in combating sinus headaches from the comfort of your home.
Other symptoms associated with sinus headache
Fever is one of the clearest indications that your headache could be caused by a sinus infection. Alongside the fever, the patient may also experience chills and muscle aches.
You will develop a runny nose and misty eyes with a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears, or simply put an earache. Your face will show signs of puffiness and will be tender to touch. These are all sinus infection symptoms that come alongside a headache.
You can choose a good home remedy to clear your headache and other related pains at very little cost. Other than the natural steam inhalants, oils from natural herbs are excellent in treating headaches and pains.
Pure neem oil used as nasal drops is very effective in decongesting the nose drying up the discharge and reducing the buildup pressure. One or two drops of warm neem oil in the ear will take care of the nagging earache.
Allergies and sinus headaches
Allergies are a leading cause of sinus infections in those that have the condition. Reaction to allergens like pollen, for example, will affect the nasal lining leading to blockage. This, in turn, builds up pressure in the sinus cavities due to retained fluids and causes headaches.
Direct irritation of the throat and the respiratory system by allergens will lead to cough, which at times may turn chronic. Incessant coughing puts pressure on neck muscles as well as veins and arteries supplying the head leading to headaches.
You might want to visit your homeopathic practitioner for some helpful home remedies that can help alleviate headaches and pains in a healthy way. Using natural remedies purifies your blood and saves your body from the effects of toxic ingredients in pharmaceuticals. Consider going natural for good health.