Headache and blocked nose
Hi. I have been diagnosed with chronic tension type headaches recently by a neurologist. I had been dealing with headaches since the past 3-4 months. The medications that have been prescribed by the doctor have made the headache to subside a bit but I still have it in the forehead. My sinuses also pain a lot. Could it be sinus headaches? Also, these headaches started after I got some excessive ear wax buildup in my right ear. An ENT doctor prescribed me some ear drops after which it was fine but my ear seems full still, though there is no hearing impairment. Could the clogged ear be the reason for my headaches? I also have a blocked nose. Any connection? Thanks in advance.
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Dr. Chethan R S
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello there....., your symptoms are suggestive of sinusitis..... Steam inhalation, hot, wet towels over the affected sinuses; and hot beverages may help relieve the swollen membranes and promote drainage. Flushing a saltwater solution through the nose (nasal irrigation) or using a salt-water spray also can help symptoms....
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