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Started with a itchy throat then cough that lasted only a few

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Started with a itchy throat then cough that lasted only a few days and now today throat is fine no pain hardly cough just random throat clearing. . Normally suffer from bad allergies. . So I am confused on to wait I am feeling. . Pressure in head nose ears with ears popping , clogged nose but also dripping and sneezing sometimes and burning pressure and watery eyes. If I look down I get dizzy and I will get random dizzy spells dtdmwjtpt laying down. . If I stretch my neck or my lower back I get thumps of pressure in my head. Which I thought was all allergies but then today I feel tired and neck ,elbows ,ankles and head feel achey . No fever and clear music in nose. . Can this be allergies? Or something else?

Hello Kailyn ,

My name isXXXXX and I will be helping you today.

Your symptoms are suggestive of sinusitis which has usually an allergic component. If you do not have fever and your pressure in head and dizzy spells are mild you may do following;

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

5) Steam vaporizer

6) Eucalyptus oil may help

7) Nasal saline irrigation

8) Vitamin C

9) Antibiotics; only if your symptoms are moderate to severe and nasal culture is positive and there are signs in CT scan. Fever, significant dizzy spells would warrant an examination by the doctor and these investigations, now. Occasionally an associated / concomitant anxiety may predispose or aggravate the dizzy spells.

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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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I had viral meningitis Thank you. . Can sinus infect inn turn into meni gitis? I had viral meningitis after being sick one time about a year needless to. Say I am nervous


You are very welcome.

I can understand your worry due to past history, Kailyn.

Viral meningitis is not common due to sinusitis. If you do not have headache, fever, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting; you should not get anxious or nervous about it.

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun
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