Sinus Headache (cont.)
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In most cases, a careful history and physical examination can establish the diagnosis of sinus headache. Blood tests are usually not necessary. In some cases, the health care practitioner may order a CT scan to obtain images of the sinuses, but this is not common. In some cases, the symptoms may not be related to any inflammation or sinus disease at all. A negative CT scan and examination can help rule out sinus disease. Other causes of headaches, including migraines, may initially present with symptoms thought to be from sinus inflammation.
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