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Good morning. The left side of my head is somewhat tender

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Good morning. The left side of my head is somewhat tender to the touch. Slight discomfort in left ear and behind left eye. Started with just the left ear night before last.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Do you have any other symptoms?


 


Any other medical problems?



Do you take any medication?

Customer:

no, to all 3 questions

Dr. Rick :

ok

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you either have a head cold, sinusitis or the start of the flu. In any event it is most likely a viral issue and, as such, antibiotics won't help.

Dr. Rick :

I would first try over the counter/home therapy such as a humidifier, ibuprofen (as you are already doing) and claritin-D

Dr. Rick :

Since it is the middle of the week I would see how thing go today and tomorrow. It if stays about the same, or gets a bit better I would just continue what you are doing. If not, this still gives you time to get in to see your doctor for some stronger medicine if necessary so you don't have to suffer all weekend.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

ok

Dr. Rick :

I hope you feel better soon. Have a good day.

Dr. Rick :

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick

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