How Are Sinus Headaches Treated?
Treatment of sinus headaches is usually directed toward symptom relief and treating the infection. Treatment might include antibiotics for the infection, as well as a short period of pain and fever reliever (such as acetaminophen, aspirin), decongestants (such as phenylephrine, a vasoconstrictor to decrease nasal congestion), or antihistamines to treat the symptoms. Excedrin® Sinus Headacheis a non-prescription pain and nasal congestion reliever that contains acetaminophen and phenylephrine hydrochloride. It is available in two forms: tablets and caplets. Be sure to use Excedrin Sinus Headache according to label instructions or your physician’s recommendations. As with any medication, if you have any questions, contact a health care professional. The analgesic medication relieves headache pain and the nasal decongestant relieves sinus congestion and pressure, helps clear nasal passages, and shrinks swollen membranes. If the pain continues after using pain-relievers, corticosteroids may