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Sinus Headache: Areas of Pain


Picture of sinus headache: areas of pain

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A sinus headache can be caused by an infection (bacterial or viral) or from allergies. Signs that you have a sinus infection include:

  • Green or gray discharge from your nose that lasts more than 7 to 10 days.
  • A runny or stuffy nose.
  • A feeling of fullness in the ears, or plugged ears.
  • Swelling or puffiness in the face.
  • Pain in teeth.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedJuly 2, 2010

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