What's Causing My Severe Headache and Swelling?

What's Causing My Severe Headache and Swelling?
Published on, 11 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Nopporn Apiwattanakul and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


What might be causing my intense headache, blood in my mucus without coughing, and facial swelling, particularly around my eyes and forehead? I'm experiencing difficulty sleeping due to the pain. What could be the underlying issue, and what treatment options should I explore to address these symptoms?




Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Sinus infection: Sinusitis can cause headaches, facial pain, and blood-tinged mucus.


Allergic reaction: Severe allergies can lead to sinus congestion, facial swelling, and blood in mucus.


Trauma: Facial injuries can result in swelling and bleeding in the nasal passages.




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