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Atrophic rhinitis, polyp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   do i have to retype it?
Doctor :   i did not recieve any message from you yet
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   ok, my right had been draing clear tears for 2 days, with no pain, burning or redness. when I woke up yesturday my right nostril was burning and I had pain behind my right eye. About half way through the day somwthing came out of my sinus into the back of my throat it was very large and was the consistancy of silly putty it had no odor and was charcoal gray/black in color. This is 3rd time this has happended to me, the other times the substance was lillac/gray in color. After it came out I had no more drainage or burning, what could this be?
Doctor :   let me go through, what you have typed.
Doctor :   Do you have any more symptoms currently, like running nose, fever, Etc?
User :   I have a rash and hives.
Doctor :   Do you have any bleeding from your nose?
User :   no
Doctor :   where exactly is the rash, face, body....?
User :   all over
Doctor :   and is it associated with Itching?
User :   yes
Doctor :   I would like to have a few details?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any fever, nasal bloackage ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Please let me know your age, weight ?
User :   44, 220
Doctor :   Do u have any prior medical condition like diabetes, hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you taking any medications?
User :   I take adderall
Doctor :   Is that being prescribed for attention defecit disorder ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   are you taking any other medications?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have bleeding from nose or any where else, eg bleeding in rectum, etc?
User :   no
Doctor :   have you had any prior episodes of sinusitis ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you smoke / drink alcohol / take any drugs, etc?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So far, from what i have gained to know, is that you have had absolute good health until the last fews days?
User :   yes
Doctor :   And since 3 days, u had running nose, and yesterday u had a small mass in the throat, fall from the back of the nose, is that right ?
Doctor :   and now you have developed, rash all over the body along with hives and itching
User :   I had a runny eye not nose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   runny eyes and pain at back of eye, is that right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any disturbed vision?
User :   no
Doctor :   OR draining purulent materail from the nose?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, what it seems is that, you have had a infection in the paranasal sinuses of the nose
Doctor :   This infection, and the related nasal sinuses need to be evaluated with a physical examination, and proper medications have to be taken
Doctor :   Sometimes infection in the sinuses , around and below the eye, can present as watering of the eye.
Doctor :   IF proper care is not taken, it can spread to the eye, and inner deep blood vessels, and cause further complications
Doctor :   Are u with me ? let me know if u are following me?
User :   yes i am wondering what the mass is?
Doctor :   It could be a infected polyp
User :   ok
Doctor :   that has fallen off after erosion
Doctor :   due to the infection
Doctor :   it could be the result of atrophic rhinitis as well
User :   I did save it, should I have it biopsied?
Doctor :   where in the mucus membrane of the nose , gets eroded
Doctor :   yes definitely
User :   ok
Doctor :   U should take the mass to Your physician, and get it biopsied , as well as get yourself examined as well
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else, that i can help you with?
User :   no thank you very much
Doctor :   i hope i have solved your query.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
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