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Bitter taste in the mouth, bad tooth, sinus headaches, bad throat, worried about brain absess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
Doctor :   Ok, May I know since when do you have this problem ?
User :   I am having issues whith a bad bitter taste in my mouth that keeps coming and going
Doctor :   Do you have headache , fever or dental caries associated ?
User :   about a week
User :   I do have a bad tooth, and have had some sinus headaches off and on
Doctor :   Were the sinus headaches in recent days , i mean in the past week ?
User :   I'm not for sure they are sinus headaches, not for sure
User :   I have had them on and off since my last cold 2 months ago
Doctor :   thats right
User :   it does seem to be coming from the back of my sinuses because I can taste it in the back of my throat bad
Doctor :   in sinusitis the discharge form the inflamed sinus to trickle in the throat giving bitter taste
User :   well everything I read on it soul foul taste or metalic taste, but this is absolutely bitter
Doctor :   not always , some taste are specific to the type of infections
User :   so is there anything I can do for it
Doctor :   also depends on type of organism involved
User :   is there anything I can do for it, neti pot rinse or something
Doctor :   yes, you rinse , But all you need is to treat the sinusitis
Doctor :   do consult a ENT specialist and get you on specific antibiotics
User :   I really would like to avoid antibiotics if possible, I've been on them alot over the past 2 yrs, and have allergies to some, so.....
Doctor :   Ok, then do go for decongestants which will reduce the infection to some extent
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Ok I will do that and get a neti pot to start rinsing
User :   ok then
Doctor :   And also do take steam inhalations with euclyptus
Doctor :   it will help
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   thank u
User :   oh ok I can do that
User :   I shouldnt get an brain absess or anything like that should I? LOL
Doctor :   Need not worry , what is suspect is a chronic sinusitis , try the above methods. if not helped do go for antibiotics without miss
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye foe now
Doctor :   Wish you good health
User :   ok well thank you for your time, take care
User :   bye bye
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