How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Anthony Osula Your Own Question
Anthony Osula
Anthony Osula, General Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 150
Experience:  MB ChB DRCOG
106915327
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Anthony Osula is online now

Awoke on Jan 1 and had no voice. Didn’t feel unwell but

Customer Question

Awoke on Jan 1 and had no voice . Didn’t feel unwell but progressively developed infection in nose & sinus area . Also larynx irritated After 5 days mucus from both was dark green & bloodstained . Still kept going but not able to sleep at night ( v unusual for me ) . Today I feel really unwell . V bad head despite taking pain relief & Sudafed mucus relief .Tried sinus washout yesterday with boiled water & salt . Improved slightly but downhill v much today . I am female & 61 years old . Advice please !
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Daily No nausea
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Sertraline 50 mg one at night
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 6 days ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Osula, From your symptoms, this sounds like sinusitis and the dark green with blood indicates infection.

It sounds like you'll need antibiotics like phenoxylmethylpenicillin or amoxicillin

For the mucus, do some steaming also, and try ibuprofen with paracetamol for the headaches