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Hello. An upper respiratory infection in the sinuses can lead to pressure build up and headache. Are you having any fever or chills? Have you tried any medications?
That would reduce inflammation and possibly make you feel more comfortable. It might also help to open up the tiny channels draining the sinuses. Decongestants like sudafed and afrin can do this too.
Once the tubes open, the sinuses can drain themselves of fluid and pressure. This usually brings relief.
No, flonase is a nasal steroid. It usually takes weeks to begin working. These are much faster acting medications.
The nerves that supply the sinuses are the same ones that supply the face, so this can happen. If the sinuses get infected, the face can actually begin to hurt, as can the upper row of teeth.
Hi. Just checking in to see how you are feeling today? Do you have any further questions?
So the steroids haven't helped yet?
Oh. Wasn't that recommended by your doctor?
This would make sense since he examined you, right?
It's a type of hormone that the body makes anyway. Most people tolerate it quite well. If you don't like the way it makes you feel, you could stop it and call his office for suggestions.
In the meantime, have you tried a decongestant (e.g. sudafed)?
That takes awhile to begin working. You could try Afrin for a few days while you are waiting. It is available otc and works right away. The only problem with it is you can't use it for more than 3-4 days in a row without running the risk of rebound congestion.