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I've had a cold for about 2 weeks now along with minor head

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I've had a cold for about 2 weeks now along with minor head aches. but for the past 2-3 days, the headache had concentrated on the right side of my head and throbs abd beta a lot when u cough or blow my nose
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 1 year ago.


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Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

What is your age & gender?

Do you still have cold?

Any other known medical illness?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm a 30 year old female.
yes, I still have a cold. I've been expelling yellow phlegm.
no other medical illnesses.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

The symptoms you have described of having headache concentrated on the right side of head is most likely because of a condition called sinus headache.They are caused by an inflammation in your sinuses .The combination of more fluid and less drainage leads to the pain and pressure of a sinus headache.

It usually occurs after a cold due to bacteria and viruses infecting the lining of the sinuses.The treatment includes:

-Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs(NSAID's) like tab.Ibuprofen 400 mg for headache.

-Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter.The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride.

-Neti pot will help you greatly .It is done for nasal irrigation & to clear away crusting in the nasal passages.

-Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.

So bot***** *****ne is that your symptoms are most likely because of sinus headache & above described treatment will help you greatly.

If still after this,the symptoms persists,then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral medications/antibiotics will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets cleared with above described medications.

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