Sinus Headache (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for a sinus headache?

Sinus headaches are short-lived temporary problems associated with colds or hay fever. They recover quickly, once the underlying condition resolves.

Certain people develop chronic sinus inflammation and more long-standing symptoms associated with their sinusitis. Once the underlying condition is identified, preventive measures may be available and future recurrences of the sinus headache may be minimized. If the headache symptoms are not associated with inflammation of the sinuses, the underlying cause (such as a migraine headache) needs to be adequately addressed to relieve symptoms.


Rakel, D. and R. E. Rakel. Textbook of Family Medicine,98th ed. Saunders, 2015.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/30/2015

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