HEADACHE AS A SYMPTOMATOLOGY IN SINUSITIS – A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 4927-4931
AbstractThe study was conducted to see the relationship of headache with sinusitis. Sinus headaches are a very common complaint that are encountered by ENT surgeons. A structured questionnaire consisting of 16 questions which evaluates the type and severity of headaches and associated factors in people with sinusitis was used in the study.
Sinus headache is not included in any classification of headache as an independent entity. Most people tend to self-diagnose wrongly. Therefore, unless there is any evidence or diagnosis of rhinosinusitis sinus headaches are mostly misinterpreted for migraine headaches.
METHODOLOGY: Patients visiting ENT OPD with headache were interviewed using a structured questionnaire consisting of 16 questions. Results were analysed using EpiInfo v7.2.4.
RESULTS: Majority of the people (61%) having headache were unsure that their headache was due to sinusitis. 34.48% had associated complaints of nasal obstructions and 40.35% had facial pain. While only 31.03% had taken antibiotics, 93.10% of the participants were taking analgesics.
- Article View: 7
- PDF Download: 15