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I’m wondering if I should see a doctor as I have had coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache, laryngitis and just achiness for the last two days. I have been taking pseudoephedrine, acetaminophen, mucinex and sucking on Halls cough drops and do not feel any better. I am miserable!

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?

This is my 3rd day and no fever

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

My daughter just spent almost 2 weeks with me over Christmas and was just treated for sinusitis - I think I got it from her

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You may consult your doctor for your significant symptoms. Your symptoms can be due to sinusitis. A coronal CT of the sinuses and/or fiberoptic nasal endoscopy is diagnostic for it. Some physician may recommend nasal smear also to differential the allergy and infection. Following would be the treatment protocol;

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.

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