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I've had a cold, sinuses, mostly, a cough, yellowish green

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I've had a cold, sinuses, mostly, a cough, yellowish green discharge, and my eyes statred bothering me, this morning my eye is swollen and very watery..and the dr.s office is closed. wondering what I can do in the meantime
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eye itchy?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my cold started this past Weds seeed to be moving along quickly thought I was clearing up and out..then this
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Is there any redness in eyes, fever, bodyache?

What is your age and gender?

Any significant past medical illness?

Are you taking any medicine?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No fever or bodyache. I am male, 57. I take Lisinopril 10mg daily and prilosec
No significnant past illness. I felt as if this was a fast moving cold and that I was clearing out..days aways from being 100% and then this came up this morning. My left eye has been bothering me the past 2 days though, felt like I had something in it, and blurry.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Could you please post a picture of your eyes.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

It seems that you are offline, so I am writing you the answer. You may ask follow up questions if any, after reading it.

Your symptoms are suggestive of sinusitis. Nose and eyes are connected by the nasolacrimal duct, so infection and allergies can communicate.

The aim of treatment of sinusitis is; relieve the obstruction, treatment of the infection, if present, thinning the mucus, and opening the sinus. Following would be the treatment protocol;

1) Nasal steroid; decrease inflammation and open up obstruction.

2) Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine are often helpful.

3) Topical decongestant for short duration.

4) Antihistamines; use only if allergic.

5) Steam vaporizer

6) Eucalyptus oil may help

7) Nasal saline irrigation

8) Vitamin C

9) Antibiotics; if nasal culture is positive.

For treating it naturally; steam inhalation, nasal saline water (salt water) irrigation (can be done by Neti-pot), Vitamin C, Eucalyptus oil inhalation can be done. Following can increase the body immunity so help in overcoming the sinus infection;

1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.

2) Ginkgo Biloba

3) Zinc 30 mg.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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