Sinus Headache Topic Guide

Sinus Headache Sinus Headache: Sinus headache is caused by inflammation or infection of the sinuses. Inflammation may be caused by sinus infection, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, or irritation. Treatment may be with OTC pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Children's Advil, and many others) or aspirin, decongestant medications. If sinus infection is present antibiotic treatment may be necessary.

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acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »