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Earlier this week I felt like I was getting a cold. Using

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Earlier this week I felt like I was getting a cold. Using Airborne and Zicam I thought I could fight it off. However, for the last two days I still have the swollen glands but worse a crushing sinus headache. Tylenol #3 and wearing sunglasses in the house isn't helpung much and I need to go to a funeral this morning.
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: It has been constantt for the last two days. I hve had a history of this but it has been awhile. I have been using a nettie pot 3 times a day.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No not really just want to know if this becoimg a outright sinus infection and go to urgent care clinic sine it's Saturday. Some nausea but I'm ure that is from the drainage
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have running nose or blocked nose?

If there is a discharge from nose, what is the color? Is it smelling bad?

Do you have sore throat, cough, fever, pain on face?

Are you diabetic?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
64, female, no runny nose, yesterday I had trouble with the nettie and pain when flushing, yes a great deal of paininthe forhad and around the eyes. Diabetic yes but with an act of 105
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
If you can't help me I'd rather just go to local urgent care facility.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

Your symptoms are quite suggestive of sinusitis, causing sinus headache and your other symptoms. You may need a course of antibiotics and may be confirmation by a x-ray of the sinus. So it would be prudent to go to urgent care.

Having said that, I am enumerating the treatment for the sinusitis (majority of which you are already doing);

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 or there are signs in x-ray.

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