05/07/07 #9 - Medications for sinus headaches?

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  • Full Question:
    What type of medication do you suggest for sinus headaches or even possibly sinus infections? I've been suffering from these types of headaches for about 9 month now; they've been attributed by black mold. I've discovered the mold sometime after the headaches had started. There's is no known family history with any kind of headaches let alone sinus headaches. I've tried Sudafed and other OTC drugs but to no avail; Please help.

    Answer:

    Hello;

    So-called sinus headaches are Migraines in 90% of cases and respond to Migraine-specific therapy. That Sudafed-type medications don't work is not a surprise. "Triptan" medications may offer relief in many cases. I'm not sure how one would definitely attribute the trigger as black mold. Was this tested for? Keeping a Migraine diary is often a good way to identify your triggers.
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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: May 07, 2007