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The left side of my face is swollen and the lymph nodes on the neck and jaw on that side are sore as well. My throat also hurts

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?

No skin concerns unless you count the weird bubble on the inside of my lip

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

I'm an epileptic

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

What is your age and gender?

Since when are your symptoms?

Do you have cough, nose block/running nose, headache, vomiting?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm 25 and femaleMy symptoms started on Saturday so about a day and three quarters agoNo cough, no blocked or runny nose, yes to a headache (but I may be dehydrated), no vomiting
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Your symptoms are suggestive of sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infection. There may be concomitant acid reflux (especially if you have history of acid reflux).

The treatment is as following;

1) Saline nasal sprays

2) Intranasal steroid spray

3) Instillation of steroid solutions into the nose

4) Antibiotics; if fever occurs.

5) Decongestants

6) Rest.

7) Plenty of fluids.

8) Motrin 400 mg twice daily for headache and bodyache and fever.

9) Another important home treatment is Menthol steam inhalation - add Menthol salts (available OTC) to a bowl of steaming water and inhale the steam two - three times daily - this will relieve the congestion.

10) Vitamin C tablets will help you. They are taken 500 mg twice a day.

11) Probiotics.

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