Headaches and Allergies
Any allergic reaction may cause a headache by increasing swelling and blockage of the sinuses which in turn creates pressure that causes a headache. However, not all headaches in the sinus areas is directly related to allergies.
While headache symptoms may be reduced by taking an over-the-counter pain medication; therapy for allergy related headaches should be directed at the cause such as a sinus infection, sinus inflammation or other related allergic reactions.
If you believe that you may have pain as a result of a severe sinus infection, seek medical help from a ear, nose and throat professional immediately.
Here are some helpful tips to reduce sinus pain and a directly related headache:
- Avoid getting chilled during all times of the year.
- Use a HEPA (High Efficient Particle Air) vacuum weekly and a HEPA air purifier daily to reduce pollen, house dust, dust mites and other airborne allergens which can be found indoors.
- Use warm, moist cloths applied to the sinus areas for 1o minutes to reduce inflammation.
- Irrigate your sinus cavities daily with a sinus rinse device or Neti-Pot. This will remove excess pus and will stimulate proper nasal function.
- Drink hot teas and fresh water to assist the sinus cilia to heal.
- Breath in steam to assist in opening up the sinuses. It is best to use distilled water.
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About the author: Stan K. Hall a.k.a. The Sick House Doctor is a recognized specialist in Indoor Air Pollution as well as Health & Safety in the home. He has performed over 400 indoor environmental evaluations over the past 26 years and has helped hundreds of homeowners make their homes a haven. He is widely known as the originator of T.E.A.M., the scientifically proven approach to controlling and resolving indoor air pollution.
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