Headache And Right Cheek Due To Runny Nose And Nasal Congestion?
, 2 weeks ago I caught a cold and strep throat. Usually after the flu and inflammation recover, I always have a cold (nasal congestion) for up to 3 weeks afterwards. I feel this is normal and there is no problem, but in the past 2 days I have been accompanied by a migraine to the right and my right cheek also feels full and painful when moved. Until my right upper tooth there is also a sense of pain and pain when chewing. Is my sinus getting worse or is this another problem? thanks.
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Have you seen a doctor to determine the cause? Complaints of headaches and facial pain accompanied by flu symptoms may be symptoms of sinusitis. Sinusitis is inflammation caused by infection of the sinuses. Sinus is an air-filled cavity located under the cheekbones, nose, eyes, and forehead, which serves to warm and maintain the humidity of the air inhaled and filters the air from bacteria or dust particles. Sinusitis sufferers will experience symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose, headache, fever, pain in the facial area especially when pressed, reduced sense of smell, toothache, and bad breath. To diagnose sinusitis, doctors need to examine the sufferer and carry out further tests such as allergy tests, imaging tests with CT scans, or endoscopy through the nose.
Apart from sinusitis, complaints of headaches can be caused by tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia.
Further tests are needed to ascertain the cause of your complaint. You should immediately consult an ENT specialist directly. The doctor will ask about your complaint and do a series of examinations on you to determine the cause. If it is caused by sinusitis, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment such as irrigation with saline, decongestants, nasal sprays, corticosteroids, or antibiotics.
Please try the following recommendations:
apply compresses to the sore nose or facial area to help relieve pain
consume warm drinks or inhale steam from a bowl of hot water to help relieve nasal congestion
consumption of paracetamol or other pain relievers if the headache worsens
avoid allergy triggers if you have allergies such as dust, animal dander, cold air
I hope this helps.