If you experience sinus and facial pain, the key to finding relief may lie in the answers to a few important questions:
How often do you have your sinus and facial pain?
Where is the pain located and what brings it on?
Does your pain occur with weather changes?
Does your pain occur during the spring or fall allergy seasons?
If you can answer these questions, you’ll be on your way to figuring out what is causing the pain, and in a better position to control or resolve it.
If your pain occurs with weather changes or after a mild cold, try an over-the-counter decongestant (there are many to choose from). If your pain occurs during the spring and fall allergy seasons, take one of the previously prescription allergy medications that are now offered over the counter, such as Zyrtec, Claritin, or their generic equivalents.
If your pain is limited to one side of your face and associated with sensitivity to light, you may have a migraine headache. If you are blowing out yellow or green mucus from your nose, you probably have an infection, which requires antibiotics. If you have pain a few times a week or a month and it’s associated with sinus pressure, you may have a chronic sinus problem.
Clearly, there are many reasons why one feels sinus and facial pain. If you cannot get adequate relief with over-the-counter medications, it’s best to see a medical professional who has experience in dealing with sinus and facial discomfort. There is no need for you to suffer with the pain. Seek help and get relief so that you can enjoy life!
Atlanta ENT, Sinus & Allergy Associates
Sandy Springs Office: (404) 255-2918
Marietta Office: (770) 425-7199