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What's the difference between a sinus headache and a regular headache?

A sinus headache is a specific type of headache that is thought to be caused by increased pressure in the sinus cavities. This is likely due to increased mucus from either an infectious or allergic cause. A regular headache is a more broad definition and can be triggered by various other causes such as vascular swelling, hormonal changes, migraines, trauma, tension or other fluid shifts.

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