Problems with your sinuses can lead to symptoms that can feel like you have a headache. This is commonly referred to as a “sinus headache.” The sinuses are air-filled spaces inside your forehead, cheekbones, and behind the bridge of your nose. When the sinuses become irritated and inflamed – due to an allergic reaction or a sinus infection – they swell, create extra mucus, and the channels that normally drain them become blocked. This build-up of pressure leads to the unpleasant sensation of having a sinus headache.
Symptoms of a sinus headache include:
- Deep, constant pain in your cheekbones, forehead, or bridge of your nose that worsens when you move your head suddenly
- Feeling of fullness in your ears
- Runny nose
- Swelling in your face
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