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Soda for Sinuses
spudsyone posted:
I know this sounds crazy but I swear by a can of Coca-Cola whenever my sinus headaches flare. Gives me a long for medicine to kick into gear.
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mimimmk responded:
I had migraine headaches from age 22 until I was in my 60's, when they finally stopped. When I would feel one coming on, which was five days out of the month, I would drink a small bottle of coca cola very fast. It would react by my burping very hard. It would feel like the top of my head was coming off, but I would soon feel better. It helped but did not completely make it go away.
whitebear4 replied to mimimmk's response:
that might have been partly from the caffeine in the cola. Actually for me carbonated drinks give me headaches. Anything that makes my throat hot does also, even mouth wash. Also I can't drink anything that's too cold fast.

For sinus headaches, tho, I'm thinking that's something too try. I don't get those really but it sounds like it may put air in your sinuses.
An_204993 responded:
Unless your have a sinus infection, please don't call it a sinus headache. This is an extremely common misconception. Even lots of doctors get it wrong. It's probably a migraine. Migraines often present symptoms such as facial pain, nasal congestion, and headache triggered by weather changes.
xxangi1979xx responded:
I have fiorinal for migraines and I take it when I have a sinus infection too. The combination of Aspirin, Butalbital, and caffeine helps with the facial pain due to an SI.
john256 responded:
I've had sever sinus infections and taking antibiotics on a pretty regular basis. One day I had a couple of Cokes and my sinuses had started to drain. I drink a coke every time my head gets plugged. haven't had any sinus infection since(2 years). My doctor thought I was full of beans when I told him. Does anybody know why this is?

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