The new nasal spray treatment from SinusHeadache.com is a big hit, and it is already being prescribed to hundreds of thousands of people across the UK.
But it is a serious problem, with up to a quarter of people reporting severe side effects.
Here is what you need to know about Sinusheadache’s sinus spray.
What is Sinus Headache?
Sinus headaches are a condition caused by a blockage of the optic nerve, and are the result of a buildup of scar tissue.
The symptoms are often the same, but with different signs and symptoms.
It is caused by inflammation and swelling in the brain and neck area, leading to headaches and other side effects such as fatigue and difficulty swallowing.
It can be treated by using a nasal spray, or through the mouthpiece on a prescription.
How does Sinus headache medication work?
The Sinus spray works by releasing an enzyme called a collagenase inhibitor, which breaks down the scar tissue blocking the optic nerves.
It works by blocking the nerve’s electrical impulses.
How is it different to a standard treatment?
Sinusesheadache.co.uk says the treatment is currently being prescribed by about 500,000 people.
The new Sinus headache medication is currently available at local pharmacies in England and Wales.
But Sinusheads will also be available from the NHS prescription drug fund.
Who can use it?
It can only be used on the neck, shoulders, chest, face and arms.
It does not affect the neck or head.
Who needs to be screened?
Anyone with severe symptoms should be screened for a first episode of sinusitis or headache.
People with mild symptoms, such as a headache or fever, can get it through regular testing.
If they have other symptoms, they should be assessed by a GP.
If it is suspected they have a serious sinus problem, they can get treatment at the same hospital as a sinus specialist.
Who knows how long it will take?
This treatment is only effective if used for at least two weeks.
Should I use it for myself?
If you are unsure whether or not to use Sinus medication for yourself, speak to your GP or get more information about sinus headaches.
If you have any further questions, please contact our sinus health team on 0800 653 644.
What to do if you have sinus pain: Call your GP, or talk to your local GP If you think you may have sinuses, speak with your GP.
This will help you to decide if you should get Sinus treatment or a regular prescription medication.
If your GP tells you to go to a hospital for sinus treatment, you can do this by calling 101.
It will usually be covered by the National Health Service.
If the GP thinks you have a very serious sinuses condition, you will have to go directly to a specialist.
The specialist may prescribe a nasal tube or sinus medicine, and you may be able to use it yourself.
This may include taking a nasal drip to relieve pain, or having Sinus medicine in your mouth.
If a sinuses specialist says you should go to hospital for treatment, they may give you an injection that will bring sinus medication into your lungs.
You can get this from a pharmacy or hospital pharmacy.
What happens if I do not get treatment?
You will need to get Sinuses treatment if you are sick, injured, in hospital, or have any other health conditions.
If someone is in a serious condition, Sinus may not work.
If Sinus isn’t working, you may need to have surgery.
There is currently no effective way of stopping Sinus pain.
You may also need to seek urgent medical treatment if it becomes a problem.
What else can I do if I have sinUS?
Sinusshache.org has a range of resources to help people with sinus problems.
You should contact your local NHS hospital for more information on how to get sinus shots and Sinus treatments.
What if I cannot afford Sinus?
If it costs too much for you to get the Sinus Treatment, contact your GP to find out how to make the best decision.
If that isn’t possible, you should talk to a sinuse specialist who may be willing to give you a referral to another specialist.