What is Sinus migraine?
Sinus migraine is the sinus infection. Sinus migraine is occurred by inflammation of the sinus passages. Sinus migraine is vary from person to person.The spaces are concentrated in the nasal region, temples and around the eyes. It appear in between the age of 18 to 65 years. The 70 % of migraine sufferers from the barometric pressure falls before it rains.
Causes of Sinus migraine
- Weather changes
- Certain food
- Seasonal allergies
- Loss of sleep
- Increase in pressure
Symptoms of Sinus migraine
- Pain in the face area
- Achy feeling in the upper teeth
- Sensitivity to light
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Nasal congestion
- Discharge from the nose
Treatment for Sinus migraine
- Valerian may be used to treat the sinus migraine.
- Medications such as Triptans, Ergotamine drugs are used for this.
- Antibiotic treatment or surgical drainage of the infected sinus may be used.
- Relaxation therapies and biofeedback have been more effective.
- Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs are relief the sinus migraine.
- To remove some of the allergens from your environment.
- IMITREX, MAXALT and Zomic are used to treat the migraine.
Sinus migraine - headaches and insomnia
Mr R, a 43 year-old social worker, suffered continuous frontal headaches and nasal congestion, especially on one side of his face, which kept him awake at night (and his wife, who complained of his snoring!). He caught colds easily and said that he rarely finished one before the next began. The pain began when he woke in the morning and was partly relieved by a cold atmosphere or fresh air. As a result of his poor sleep he was feeling very tired, rundown and stressed. He had suffered hay fever as a teenager but it stopped when he moved from his rural home to London. He also suffered from haemorrhoids but was otherwise healthy. His diet was a little low in fruit and vegetables and rather high in meat and cheese.
Weagreed that his headaches were probably due to chronic sinusitis and poor venous tone may have contributed to congestion.
. Thyme - anti-viral, antibacterial.
. Eyebright- mucous membrane tonic.
. Elderflower- mucous membrane tonic.
. Echinacea - immune stimulant.
Mr R was also prescribed witch hazel and horse chest nut cream for piles and a steam inhalation of eucalyptus and chamomile.
This combination worked extremely well, producing total relief from symptoms in two months. Mr R returned for a repeat prescription only once, the following year after a very heavy cold.