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Hello. I'm a 55 yo man, former smoker, have lone paroxysmal afib (6 years) and been suffering with increasingly bad sinus problems for the last 20 years. I've seen 2 ENT's and two allergists over the last 11 years and been given K and Z packs as well as steroidal sprays and most common antibiotics. I've never had a CT scan despite insistent pleading.
I have been in constant sinus distress for about a year now with almost total loss of smell and currently have persistent headaches like I've never felt before. I know 'normal' sinus headaches and face pain and this is different. I feel a very sharp stabbing left temple region pain that radiates into what feels like the middle of my brain.
Of the doctors I've seen one wanted me to go to an Eye clinic, one wanted to enroll me in Women's Balance class (???), one said I had a "pooched over" septum, and the other threw her hands up in the air after antibacterials and antifungals and sprays failed. She ordered a C...
Can ceiling fans cause dehydration in your eyes leading to headaches or migrains? my girlfriend likes to sleep cold with the airconditioner set low and the ceiling fan turned on high. This causes me to wake up with what i can only describe as dehydration headaches similar to a sinus infection headache. When the fan is on medium or low I sometimes feel a little dehydrated but without the headache. Allen.
You said "dehydration in your eyes" in one place, but just "dehydration" in another, so this is a bit difficult to address.
Air conditioning usually removes some moisture from the air. This can dehydrate skin and exposed membranes to some extent. Some people report that the inside of their nostrils gets dry and sometimes even bleeds a bit from the dryness. So, surface dehydration is possible. "Regular" dehydration from air conditioning and/or fans is unlikely unless you're already bordering on dehydration.
I get sinus headaches mid-afternoon. What can I do, or use To eliminate this problem? Gerry.
Unless you have a sinus infection, it's highly unlikely that these are sinus headaches. Studies have shown that the vast majority of what people think are sinus headaches are really Migraine attacks. You can find more information about this in Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It’s Probably a Migraine .
Are you taking a pain reliever or something else for these afternoon headaches? If you are, there's a significant chance that what you're taking could be perpetuating the headaches. Taking any kind of pain medication, over-the-counter or prescription, more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this.
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