What can I do about recurring sinus headaches?

Many sinus headaches, especially those that recur, are actually migraines. But it’s smart to see your healthcare provider to figure out the cause of your headaches.

You may find that the best long-term solution is figuring out what triggers your migraine headaches so you can avoid them. It’s helpful to keep a headache diary to track potential triggers. Triggers you can control include:

  • Alcohol.
  • Caffeine.
  • Specific foods, such as chocolate, red wine or strong cheese.
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Stress.

A note from Cleveland Clinic

People often mistake migraines for sinus headaches. But treatment for those two conditions is very different, so it’s important to pinpoint the real problem. If you’ve had more than one sinus infection or get frequent sinus headaches, seek medical care. Getting to the bottom of what’s going on will help you find a successful treatment.

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