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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:14 pm
I've had a cold f or approx. two weeks. On sunday, my head started to hurt when I leaned over... This morning, my teeth were killing, and I thought, sinus infection!!! (I've had the same exact symptoms before.)
Last time it happened, I went to the Dr and got antibiotics, and the pain was gone within a day!

Well, the pain is worsening, and it is radiating throughout one side of my face-gums, nose, eyes...
I took Tylenol, but it only helps for about two hours. I can't take Advil bc expecting bh.
I drank water and have humidifier on.

I'm going to keep trying, but it seems that I won't get a Dr appointment earlier than a week from now...

What should I do? Sad
I googled and got ideas, but I want tho know what you ladies have found effective.
Also, I saw online that officially Dr s only give antibiotics after ten days of pain. That didn't happen last time, but I live in a different city now, and I'm hoping no Dr will make me suffer for ten days!!! What was your experience?
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:19 pm
If it's really an infection you need to treat it and nothing else will lessen the pain. Is there really no way you can get to an urgent care center now?
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amother




Tan


Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:25 pm
A sinus infection isn't always bacterial. Have you tried a neti pot? I've successfully treated a sinus infection by using it exactly as instructed.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:43 pm
Urgent care is a good idea. If I can't find a Dr who has a slot for me, I'll try that iy H.

Nasal spray with salt, etc like neti pot - did you take it when you had a cold poor after you had real pain?
Someone told me they do salt water drop as soon as they get a cold... I'm wondering if it helps with full blown sinus infection and throbbing pain
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:47 pm
amother wrote:
Urgent care is a good idea. If I can't find a Dr who has a slot for me, I'll try that iy H.

Nasal spray with salt, etc like neti pot - did you take it when you had a cold poor after you had real pain?
Someone told me they do salt water drop as soon as they get a cold... I'm wondering if it helps with full blown sinus infection and throbbing pain
?


Saline drops are great when you have a cold to help prevent complications. Once you have a full blown sinus infection you need to use a neti pot. It's not quite the same thing.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:50 pm
I just had what I thought was a sinus infection, and I was told to use Flonase before going to sleep for a week. I actually started feeling better after one dose. Refuah shelaima!
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 10:51 pm
Wow! Thank you for all your responses!
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ellacoe




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 11:17 pm
Flonase and Zyrtec-D sometimes helps with those symptoms
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 11:42 pm
I self treated with zyrtec and sinus Tylenol for over 2 weeks, and then went to an Urgent Care. They prescribed Augmentin and Flonase. After 2 days, I b"h feel much better.
After 2 weeks, it's time to see a doctor and for this an Urgent Care is certainly good enough. Feel better.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 05 2019, 11:42 pm
I started a thread on sinus infection last night. It depends on what is causing it. Flonase, sudafed and a Neti pot would be the first try. If it doesn’t go away then they may suspect that it’s bacterial. For me personally, nothing worked including Augmentin, a steroid pack and steroid nasal spray so I’m working with an ENT.
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