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Frontal sinusitis and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doc
Doctor :   iam.Dr.XXXXX
User :   May name is XXXXX and i wished to consult you regarding a problem that my wife has been facing for the last few days
Doctor :   ok please proceed
User :   My wife is 30 years old and has a healthy constitution. She has been having a minor headache coupled with constipation during the last week. My doctor suggested a USG which was inconclusive. He today feared that she may be suffering from appendicitis
Doctor :   may i know her age?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its 30 sorry
Doctor :   is she on any medications?
Doctor :   Like iron etc
User :   no. she started cremaffin last week
Doctor :   Did she have fever?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   was it for the first time?
Doctor :   was she having regular constipation before?
Doctor :   is she having abdominal pain ?
User :   yes. it happened for the first time for such a long period. she has had headaches in the past but they dont usually last long.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There was no finding in usg ?
User :   no, it was perfectly normal
Doctor :   Is she having nausea ?
User :   she does historically have low haemoglobin and fatty liver. no nausea.
Doctor :   is she working?
Doctor :   is there any change in the diet or life style?
User :   no. she is a housewife. we have two kids. 5 years and 3.5 years.
Doctor :   Is she using spectacles?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no changes that i can think of. she does not use spectacles
Doctor :   Did she do an eye examination for refraction error?
User :   no she hasnt
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is she having the pain regulary everyday
User :   yes. it usually starts in the morning at around 11 am and stays with her for most of the day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   where exactly is the location of headache?
Doctor :   is it at the forehead region
Doctor :   is it at the neck
User :   entire forehead but largely in the temple regions
Doctor :   if it starts in the morning and is in the forehead
Doctor :   it can probably be frontal sinusitis
User :   is there a way we can ascertain it
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   an xray of forehead will show
Doctor :   poacification in the region of frontal sinus
Doctor :   opacification i mean
Doctor :   Do try steaming with karvol plus capsules
User :   could the headache be also due to gas formation. she has been suffering from acidity lately
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   headache cannot come due to gas
User :   ok doc. would try karvol plus and see if it improves
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do take cremaffin
Doctor :   it relieves constipation
Doctor :   take plenty of water
Doctor :   and fibre rich foods like beans carrot etc
Doctor :   avoid spicy food and non veg
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   that will improve her
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with now?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting....Bye for now....
User :   bye doctor
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   Take care...........
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