Understanding Types of Illness

Identify A Sinus Headache With Just One Finger

Identify if it’s a sinus headache or not.

There are nearly as many types of headaches as there are ways to get them. And besides migraines, many people feel that sinus headaches are the worst. To determine if yours is a sinus-related headache (so you can target treatment), lightly tap your face a few times with your finger. Tap above each eyebrow, above the bridge of the nose, and just below each cheekbone. This is where your sinuses are located. If you feel a sharp pain when you tap, then your sinuses are likely the source of your discomfort. Treat with antihistamines or nasal decongestants for up to seven days, or in severe cases, with doctor-prescribed antibiotics.