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Migraines and Sinus Symptoms

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Dec 20, 2013 - 5:30:51 PM

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Sinus Sufferers Might be More Prone to Migraines

( - This time of year can be unkind to people who suffer from sinus issues. Whether you are constantly reaching for a tissue or applying balm to your chapped dry lips, the dry air can spell painful skin issues and difficulty breathing, particularly for those who suffer from sinusitis and rhinitis.

Now, a new study has found that sinus sufferers might have another woe: Migraines.

Board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Jordan Pritikin says, "Research has shown that people who suffer from sinus issues are more apt to suffer from migraines. This could be because sinus issues can lead to sleep apnea which can aggravate migraines, or it could be that inflamed nasal passages play a role in migraines."

Dr. Pritikin advises patients to speak to their doctor about both issues in detail. "Don't just treat the migraine and neglect the sinus issue, or vice versa," he says, "as we now realize that these two conditions might play off one another and exacerbate symptoms."

About Dr. Jordan Pritikin:

Dr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, a private medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Pritikin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery. Dr. Pritikin and the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center offer patients an unparalleled level of service, utilizing state-of-the art technology and innovative treatments while maintaining a thoughtful and caring approach. For more information visit


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