Sinus Head Aches: What Causes Them?

What causes a sinus headache? We have little tiny hairs called cilia that push the mucus out of the sinuses direct it toward the sinus opening. The problem occurs thatwhen this opening which is about the size of a pencil is blocked, oxygen in the sinus will become reabsorbed by the mucous membrane. The end result is a vacuum pressure effect in the sinus. It is this vacuum effect that gives us the old sinus head ache. Which sinuses ache the most? It makes sense that the sinuses that are the most easily blocked would cause us the most head aches. The frontal sinus is often the guilty party with… Read More

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