Sinus Headache

Updated on March 29, 2011
B.N. asks from East Elmhurst, NY
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my husband is 43 his sinuses are inflamed long time ago and he suffer so much from it headache nasal abstraction he cant breath well he cant tolerated when we turn the heat on or doing anything in kitchen he see many doctors and no one treat him only some drugs that help for days and everything come back , one doctor said he need surgery but friends told him it will only help for months and then return back did any one did nasal surgery for sinus headache

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answers from Jamestown on

Get Singulair. My daughter and I used to get sinus headaches all the time once we moved to the country. The Doctor put us on Singulair and we have only had maybe one a month due to the weather here changing so much over the winter (snow, then rain, sunny, then rain, etc.)

Oh..and I use Astelin nose spray right when I feel one coming on and boil water with Vick's vapor rub.

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answers from Honolulu on

Costco has something called "Ocean Saline Nasal Spray" which is a nasal rinse spray.
Its good.
Here is the link about it:

My Hubby has Sinus problems too.
He uses:
1) Neti pot nasal rinse
2) Sudafed with Pseudoephedrine (you have to ask for it behind the Pharmacy counter.) 12 hour, Non-drowsy.
3) Claritin

This helps him.

Now, my Husband uses these things, daily.
Or when he has flare ups. Like right now.
He's been having nasal sinus issues like your Husband.
These things helps my Husband.

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answers from Washington DC on

Okay....i get that your husband has sinus problems.

That's me.

1. Go to an ENT - Ear Nose and Throat Doctor.
2. Tell him/her what is going on - problems, etc.
3. He/She will probably order an MRI or a CAT scan of the nasal cavity.
4. Buy a thermometer for the house that has a humidity count on it. You may have to purchase a humidifier for the house for use during the winter.
5. Ask the ENT to test him for allergies. There are many medications out there that help with allergies.
6. Ask the ENT if the use of the NeilMed Sinus rinse would help him. I use it every night before i go to bed to ensure my sinuses are "cleaned" makes a HUGE difference!!!

He can have his sinus' "blown out" that's what my Dr did for me almost 2 years ago. The surgery is a day thing so there is no staying over night. For 48 to 72 hours, he will need to stay upright - NO LAYING DOWN - a comfy chair is IMPORTANT - no carbonated drinks - NONE - during this time and it will did for me.

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answers from New York on

Has he been to an ENT? Try ENT Associates on the Island.

Forget what friends say - find a doctor you trust and go with it. I know lots of people who has successful sinus surgery.



answers from Eau Claire on

I did. Found out I had nasal pollops. Had the surgery to remove them. They came right back. Still have lots of sinus problems. My Dr. put me on Singulair and I can't say it's helping. I have an itchy throat every single night. Started taking Zyrtec every day for the last week and have been coughless. I don't have a runny nose or itchy eyes either.Have him try the Neti pot at Walgreens. It's a sinus wash/rinse. Works great.



answers from Pittsburgh on

Has he tried a neti pot?



answers from New York on

try the neti pot. It is awesome and as long as I use it I don't get any sinus infections (I used to get at least 2 a year). Good luck!



answers from Jackson on

My aunt had the sinus surgery and she hasn't had a problem since. It was little over a year ago.

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