A frontal headache is pain that can be felt across the forehead. It is in one area or spread across the whole forehead and the entire face. This headache can last for days or weeks.
Causes of frontal headaches
- Straining the eyes due to overuse of the eyes, looking at bright lights
- The sinus cavity becomes congested or infected and result to pressing-type of pain.
- Muscle spasms or tightness of the forehead muscles due to tiredness, stress, dehydration and poor posture.
- Migraine characterized by frequent headaches across the forehead due to changes of hormonal levels in the brain and other environmental factors.
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Jaw or neck pain
- Drinking red wine
- Changes in the weather
- Eating meats with nitrates
- Depression and anxiety
- Blurred or double vision
- Redness of the eye, burning and tearing
- Runny nose and sneezing
- Nasal congestion
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in the pain, nose, jaw and cheeks
- Nasal tone to the voice
- Massage the strained muscles of the forehead for proper flow of blood in the area and lessen the spasms. Massage the forehead, all the areas of head, the shoulders and the neck.
- Take a hot shower as hot that can be tolerated to lessen the pain, the tension, strain and stress due to frontal headaches. Another alternative is placing hot water bag over the forehead. Wrap water bag in a towel before placing to the area to prevent burn and worsen the condition.
- Steam inhalation to help with nasal congestion, to liquefy accumulated mucus in the sinus and lessen the pressure on the maxillary sinuses and the frontal area of the head. Fill a bowl with hot water, cover the head with a towel and inhale the steam from the hot water. Another alternative is sitting inside a shower room, run the shower in hot setting. And then inhale the steam from the shower is also good for the condition.
- Drink plenty of water at least 6-8 glasses of water every day to prevent dehydration and lessen frontal headaches.
- Drink a cup of coffee to lessen mild frontal headache caused by tension and stress. Take a nap in the afternoon to lessen frontal headache with migraine.
- Prescribed pain medications and relaxants to lessen pain due to muscle strain and frontal headaches caused by tension.
- Prescribed medication to lessen symptoms of sinusitis which includes nasal sprays, oral decongestants or steroids and antibiotics for infections.
- Prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to lessen the symptoms of migraines.