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Sinus infection, URI, or flu? (ONLY CHOSE ENDOCRINOLOGY

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Sinus infection, URI, or flu? (ONLY CHOSE ENDOCRINOLOGY BECAUSE ENT WAS NOT AN OPTION)Symptoms (all beginning today):
- scratchy throat (not really sore - just really irritated)
- postnasal drip
- pressure/pain in temples, forehead, between eyes, ears
- nothing comes out when I blow my nose - but if I "hack" it up (usually in the shower), it's brownish/yellow
- no cough, unless a lot of pleghm/drainage builds up in the back of my throat
- fever since right after 12 noon CST; highest was 99.7; has fluctuated between 98.8 and 99.7
- kind of achy and stiff (not nearly as bad as with the flu, but still aching)
- have taken 600mg of Motrin around 5:45pm CST
- just took my nightly meds: Pristiq (50mg), Doxepin (100mg), and Lunesta (6mg)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Please tell me have you been tested for antibodies level in your body ?

Have you had your MRI sinuses ?

Regards .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No to both questions.No fever today. Very congested in sinuses, sore/scratchy throat, headache, ears full. Started with these splotches on my arms about an hour ago. They are flat and do not itch at all.
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for info and uploading picture ...

These rashes are typical of viral infection .

And sinuses issue , sinus pressure , drainage along with other symptoms with rashes are suggestive of active respiratory viral infection .

It would be ideal for you to have good hydration , Tab Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day for 5 days along with steam inhalation and saline gargles .

Meanwhile you should get test for IgE antibodies level .

MRI of sinuses are mandatory .

Please proceed as as I advised you .

Good luck .

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