Sinus headache: Areas of pain

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A sinus headache can be caused by an infection (bacterial or viral) or from allergies. Signs that you have a sinus infection include:

  • A fever.
  • Green or gray discharge from your nose that lasts more than 7 to 10 days.
  • A runny or stuffy nose.
  • A feeling of fullness in the ears, or plugged ears.
  • Swelling or puffiness in the face.

Last Updated: July 9, 2008

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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