Eye

Ask an eye Doctor and get an answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I had a bad cold six weeks ago and, as has happened

Customer Question
Hi. I had a...

Hi. I had a bad cold six weeks ago and, as has happened occasionally in the past had a tickle in my throat that leads to a choking cough episode. It last for several minutes. I go puce coloured, my eyes and nose seep and I feel like my head will explode with the pressure. Generally afterwards I have a nosebleed. This used to be occasional but I have had two colds in six weeks with only a week in between and have had ten of these episodes. They give me very bad headaches and have put my back out. It's also incredibly embarrassing when in public. Once the cough is advanced and loosens up, these episodes subside, although I experience gagging still. I have never had so many and worry I will do blood vessel damage because of the pressure. Please could you advise how to avoid this? I have taken dry cough medicine but it doesn't help. Thank you

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

I forgot to say that after a week of getting over the first cold, I got another one and so I had one for three weeks, a week clear, then have have had this one for two weeks today. Headaches are severe but episodic. I suffer a little from nausea due to IBS but have lost my appetite somewhat over the last six weeks sporadically.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a mild stroke at 17 years of age

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Eye
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 5 hours by:
10/4/2017
Eye Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty) replied 8 months ago
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty)
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 38,432
Experience: MBBS MS
Verified

Welcome to Just Answer.
Answers here are for education and information.
I will respond shortly with an answer, or further information request.

Ask Your Own Eye Question
Eye Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty) replied 8 months ago

You need to be investigated for;

1) Sinusitis

2) Severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Both of these can explain all of your symptoms.

You need following investigations;

1) MRI or CT scan of sinuses

2) Upper GI endoscopy.

GERD would be treated as following;

1) antacids; Maalox

2) acid blocker; Prilosec

3) loosing weight, if overweight.

4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products

5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.

6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.

7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

Sinusitis would be treated as 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; 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 and there are signs in CT scan.

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.

You may also be looked for GERD in any case, which has increasingly been implicated in causing or exacerbating chronic sinusitis. The exact relationships and mechanisms are presently a matter of speculation, though.

Consulting an ENT (ear, nose throat) specialist would be prudent.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Ask Your Own Eye Question
Eye Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty) replied 8 months ago

Was this information helpful to you? I would be glad to answer any further questions.

It is privilege assisting you. Please let me know if you have further queries or unanswered questions.Please consider a positive 5 star rating if this interaction has been satisfactory, as this is the only way we experts are credited and compensated for the time and work. You are not charged again for giving a rating. The rating button is on the left upper side of this thread.Thank you.Wishing you all the very best in life.http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-rate-answer-hl
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have been to the Doctor and have been diagnosed with Bronchitis and given antibiotics. They will follow up with a lung function test, blood and sputum tests if the symptoms don't clear within the next two days. I waited up a long time for a reply from you which unfortunately didn't arrive for several hours and doesn't even seem to be the correct diagnosis so I'm not very happy having spent £19 for nothing.
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an eye doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (non-eye specialty)
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 38,432
38,432 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS MS

Dr. Arun Phophalia is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
I have a swollen eye and it is very painful. Last Sunday my
Last Sunday my daughter accidentally hit me in eye. I went to urgent care and they ruled out a tear in the eye with a yellow dye … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I lost my taste and smell after a trip in 2009. I had a very
I lost my taste and smell after a trip in 2009. I had a very bad cold and took something my brother brought me. Is it possible to have my upper respiratory tract cleaned out? … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I have been running a fever all week, with extremely painful
I have been running a fever all week, with extremely painful sore throat and a productive cough. I went to my doctors today and was told I had the flu which turned I to a secondary I infection and was… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I can't get a doctors apt today, I believe I have a bad
I can't get a doctors apt today, I believe I have a bad sinus infection. My eyes are sealed shut every morning I wake up the last couple of weeks.. only getting worse. Been taking day/night sinus medication as well eye drops from pharmacy I got yesterday … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I have chronical flu sintoms. watery eyes, muscle feteeq.
I have chronical flu sintoms. watery eyes, muscle feteeq. sinus infection. and Im very tired. this is now for one year already. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I have been experiencing floaters, irritated eyes. I have
I have been experiencing floaters , irritated eyes. I have been to the eye doctor a month ago. ( dilated eyes etc ) everything fine. The past couple of weeks I have been experiencing these small white… read more
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Board certified general ophthalmologist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,573 satisfied customers
My husband had the flu really badly about 3 weeks ago. I
My husband had the flu really badly about 3 weeks ago. I have not gotten a shot, but feel like I am getting the flu (headache, eyes hurt, no energy), but I don't have a fever. Is Tamaflu a better opti… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
13,082 satisfied customers
Suffering from heavy mucus drainage in my nose for 4 days
I need help! Suffering from heavy mucus drainage in my nose for 4 days and now my eyes are deep red with drainage also. I've been taking 12 hr sudafed which initially helped with my headache but what … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I fell and hit my head Sunday evening. Had a small goose
Hello,I fell and hit my head Sunday evening. Had a small goose egg. This morning woke up with bruising under eyes and along ridge of nose.… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
For the last two weeks I have had severe heartburn and when
For the last two weeks I have had severe heartburn and when I wake up in the morning its like I have an allergic reaction either my eyes are swollen or my lips are swollen, I also have diarrhea. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I'm having recurrent sinus pain mostly above the eyes.
I'm having recurrent sinus pain mostly above the eyes. Similar to tension heafaches. Sometimes the pain is in the eyes, nose and cheeks. I've previously had some allergy issues but not really bad. My … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
In the past couple of days, I would get a very quick pain in
in the past couple of days, I would get a very quick pain in my right eye, and then it goes away.....Any clues … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I had a bad cold six weeks ago and, as has happened
Hi. I had a bad cold six weeks ago and, as has happened occasionally in the past had a tickle in my throat that leads to a choking cough episode. It last for several minutes. I go puce coloured, my ey… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
My left eye has been twitching for over a week. At first
Hi my left eye has been twitching for over a week. At first just when I rub it but a couple days ago it started twitching throughout the day. The left side of my face appears swollen and last night it… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
For the past three nights, when I get up to go to the
For the past three nights, when I get up to go to the bathroom I can't open my right eye. I can manuel open it and I am fine. It is not stuck together. I am 67 female in good health. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
My german cousin who is visiting from overseas is not well.
Hi my german cousin who is visiting from overseas is not well. Her symptoms are :Nausea Feels like vomiting but can't Back is very sore but could be kidney pain she thinks Redness in eyes Fatigue Dry … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
13,082 satisfied customers
I have a tingling sensation inside my nose, puffy painful
I have a tingling sensation inside my nose, puffy painful cheeks/ sinuses, a feeling of air bubbles / liquid behind my eyes, and a small stye forming. What should I do ? … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
I have severe pain on the bone of my nose, under my eyebrows
Hi i have severe pain on the bone of my nose , under my eyebrows and in the inner side of my eye . I tried taking pain relief but for nothing . Last week i went to ophtalmology and he prescribed azela… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (non-eye specialty)
38,432 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x