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I am 29 yr old indian (asian) I dont have a history of sinus problems and have never have this happen to me before. It all started a couple of months ago when i was flying to wisconsin. While the flight was landing i felt a severe pain where the eyebrows part and it was like someone is driving a pin into my head. But then once we landed everything was back to normal once i pinched my nose and blow. but since then i have been able to smell/taste blood every time i blow the nose at the back of my throat. Not very later i went to sky diving and while in free fall i felt the same severe pinching pain in the same place and was gone once i got down pinched and blow my nose this was couple of weeks ago. Last week when i was in the gym i felt a mild headache more like a hangover, it felt like my head was heavy. after gym when all of a sudden i blow my nose and i see bloody snot coming out of my nose. and it continued till the night. The next day i had a slight fever but nothing serious and it was gone by the end of the week which was couple of days. Now again i feel feverish and a weird feeling in my right nostril and everytime i pinch and blow my ears dont fall back to normal. It takes time to get back to normal and though it is not painful it is annoying. and i feel dull and feverish for couple of days. what could it be ? and is there a treatment for it over the counter like mucinex or should i be visiting an ENT specialist. Please advice and thank you for reading my lengthy question.
Smoking:-- very mild ( once a week that too half a cigarette or couple of drags )
drinking:-- very mild ( once a week a beer or two )
very mild feeling of a stuffy nose,
no ear infections history
no cold right now just a cough or a strep throat ( which is very mild)
I wanted to know if DNS was something i need to worry about and do i have to absolutely visit a doctor for my present condition. But then i researched DNS and saw it wasnt a big deal and i dont need to worry about. I used the OTC which relieved me of my condition and as you said it did look like a Virus that was causing my feverish feeling. I had antibiotics with me which along with the OTC gave me relief and i am now feeling absolutely fine. I actually sent this note before and was waiting for your reply but looks like my follow up questions never reached you ( some technical difficulty i assume). Anyways your help was much appreciated and thank you for the follow up.