Migraine or sinus headache this is what sometimes the layman gets confused what he is suffering from. Many people who suffer from headache around sinuses jumps to conclusion that they are suffering from sinus headache but when it comes to reality they are suffering from migraine.
Sinus headache conclusion comes mostly because of the facial pain they face. This pain is sometimes because of the inflammation in the largest of all the cranial nerves the 5th cranial nerve the trigeminal nerve which got branches in forehead, cheek, jaw.
SINUS HEADACHE vs MIGRAINE HEADACHE
Migraine or sinus headaches this can be diagnosed by knowing the difference, causes and symptoms of the headache.
Migraine can occur with or without aura.
Migraine with aura is easily diagnosed but migraine without aura is difficult to diagnose. This is where the other symptoms become very helpful to diagnose the cause of the headache.
Migraine sufferers face sensitivity to
- Flashing lights
Sinus headache is caused because of inflammation of the sinuses. They are associated with
- Swelling of face
- Pressure around the cheeks
- Pressure around the eyes
Recent studies have found that almost 97% of the people who tried to self diagnose there problem were saying they are suffering from sinus headaches are actually suffering from migraine.
However your doctor is the best person to diagnose what is the actual cause of the headache if it is migraine or sinus headache by having a look at your x-ray.
You might be thinking what is the big deal in diagnosing what is the actual cause of headache if it is a sinus headache or migraine as both of them cause’s headache but let me tell you migraine is not a normal headache problem but it is a disease which have different treatment.
Sinus headache treatment includes taking care of the sinus infection where as in case of migraine the hormonal level is regulated.
In case if you are happened to take any decongestants for sinus headache and if your problem doesn’t gets solved then there is a possibility that you are suffering from migraine and tension headaches and use of decongestants may make the conditions worse for you.
Those who have self diagnosed there problem as sinus headache are advised to consult their doctors to know whether the problem is because of Migraine or sinus headache.