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I have had redness, preasure in both sides of head around

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I have had facial redness, preasure in both sides of head around the same time of day, blocked nose but very dry and feeling weak, this has been over a week now, any thoughts ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

Blocked nose, pressure on both side of head, redness suggest sinus infection

Dr Basu :

Sinusitis can be caused by the bacterial infection.

Dr Basu :

Since your symptoms failed to improve in a week, you will need to see your GP for an antibiotic course.

Dr Basu :

Doxycycline will help

Dr Basu :

Also, a nasal decongestant Pseudoephedrine can be used also to open up your nose.

Dr Basu :

saline nasal spray will help to avoid dryness.

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : What should I do until I can see gp ?
Dr Basu :

you can get saline nasal spray and pseudoephedrine

Dr Basu :

they are over the counter.

Dr Basu :

also you can try steam inhalation which helps to open up your sinuses.

Dr Basu :

There is another over the counter medication called Oxymetazoline which also helps to open up your nose.

Dr Basu :

This should not be used more than 3 days.

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : Would a nasal infection cause trouble breathing, feeling short of breath
Dr Basu :

yes it will

Dr Basu :

the infection go to the sinuses

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : Sore head is always around the same time of day
Dr Basu :

yes that is typical --due to the inflammation in the sinuses

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : I have been to doctors recently and wasn't prescribed anything to help
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

you can start with the over the counter medications.

Dr Basu :

and since more time passed without improvement, your doctor will prescribe antibiotic next time

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : What about excercise ? Should I ?
Dr Basu :

exercises may worsen your symptoms.

Dr Basu :

so better avoid for few days

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : Excercise is making head feel more pressured
Dr Basu :

yes that is expected due to the more sinus secretions.

JACUSTOMER-vg69p229- : I will go and get nasal spray ASAP, anymore tips ?
Dr Basu :

and try the pseudoephedrine tablets.

Dr Basu :

steam inhalation.

Dr Basu :

take plenty of vitamin C

Dr Basu :

you will be fine

Dr Basu :

Best wishes,

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