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I have had a one sided headache since one week and I am worried.

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I have had a one sided headache since one week and I am worried. I have just finished a 14 day antibiotic course for sinus infection and it does not seem to have gone away completely, what can I do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  healthydoc replied 3 years ago.

healthydoc :

Hello and thank you for your question.

healthydoc :

If you had sinus infection recently than it is entirely possible that you would experience such headaches. If it is unilateral it can be migraine headache.

healthydoc :

You need to take medication like IMIGRAN for migraines.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

But I do not have a history for migraines

healthydoc :

It is not necessary that you would get migraines only if you had history.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

Do I need to see a neurologist?

healthydoc :

If you are not comfortable taking imigrain, take paracetamol to ease the pain.

healthydoc :

Yes you can see a neurologist if the frequency is increasing.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

ok I will try imigrain too

healthydoc :

Okay. Try imigrain and see it helps.

healthydoc :

Drink plenty of fluids and rest.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

I will, even now my nose is blocked but there is no secretion

healthydoc :

That is due to sinus inflammation.

healthydoc :

Sinus inflammation can also lead to such headaches.

healthydoc :

Try to use saline to clear your nasal passage.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

I was thinking of having a full blood test to see if there is any sign of infection.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

As for saline, I am using risonel at the minute

healthydoc :

You need CT scan to see if there is a sinus inflammation or not.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

I had CT scan two years ago

healthydoc :

okay. If your are concerned than CT scan should be repeated.

healthydoc :

I would suggest to take paracetamol or imigrain to ease the pain and this is likely due to sinus inflammation.

JACUSTOMER-hg4eh2t1- :

ok, thank you.

healthydoc :

You're welcome.

healthydoc :

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