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Sinuses are located in your forehead bone, the cheek bone on each side, and behind the bridge of your nose. When a sinus becomes inflamed, usually as the result of an allergic reaction, a tumor or an infection, the inflammation will cause a localized pain.

Sinuses are filled with air, and their secretions must be able to drain freely into the nose. If your headache is truly caused by a sinus blockage, such as an infection, you will probably have a fever. An x-ray will confirm a sinus blockage. Your physician's treatment might include antibiotics for the infection, as well as antihistamines or decongestants.

If you do not have a true sinus headache and take decongestants, for example, they could make your headache worse.

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