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Frontal headache

Also known as Sinus headache

Sinusitis or rhinosinusitis is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. It can be due to infection, allergy, or autoimmune issues. Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. It is a common condition, with over 24 million cases annually in the U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of frontal headache are chronic sinusitis, acute sinusitis, and common cold. Other possible causes, such as nose disorder, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with frontal headache, 67% report having nasal congestion, 67% report having cough, and 58% report having sore throat.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with frontal headache often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), influenzavirus antibody assay, diagnostic procedures on ear, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other therapeutic ear procedures, plastic procedures on nose and upper gastrointestinal x-ray .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with frontal headache include augmentin, guaifenesin (mucinex), clarithromycin, pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), cefuroxime, triamcinolone nasal product, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, azelastine nasal, oxymetazoline nasal, benzonatate, robitussin dm, robitussin ac and fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for frontal headache include age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get frontal headache.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.8x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.3x
Other
0.4x
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