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Posted by: lynn | 2010/06/03

headaches

I suffer from terrible headaches and when I pinch my nose (between the eyes), I do get some relieve. Can these headaches be because my sinuses are infected? I am also a smoker.

Appreciate your time
Lynn

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Sinus problems are a common cause of headaches. When it is associated with acute infection there will usually be nasal discharge and blockage as well. Therefor chronic sinusitis, allergy or structural abnormalities might be part of your problem. Smoking cause swelling of nasal membranes which can definitely aggravate headaches due to sinus problems. There are many other causes of headaches, some dangerous, so a medical examination is advisable

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Posted by: Sinus Expert | 2010/06/20

Sinus problems are a common cause of headaches. When it is associated with acute infection there will usually be nasal discharge and blockage as well. Therefor chronic sinusitis, allergy or structural abnormalities might be part of your problem. Smoking cause swelling of nasal membranes which can definitely aggravate headaches due to sinus problems. There are many other causes of headaches, some dangerous, so a medical examination is advisable

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Posted by: judy | 2010/06/03

I experienec the same thing! Look forward to the response.
J

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