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Sinusitis, nasal congestion. Inhaling steam helps. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor, Goodafternoon
Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:I'm doing good. I have a problem related to Sinusitis for which I'm looking for a Consultation
Doctor:since when do you have this problem?
User:I have Sinusitis and these days I have a lot of Nasal Congestion
User:liquid flows from the back of my nose into my throat, I have a constant Headache and pain in the forehead
User:a few days back I had a discussion with Dr. XXXXXXX and her suggested me some cures and asked me to keep a check if I develop fever
User:since yesterday I'm experiencing mild fever
Doctor:Do you have any cough as well?
User:Yes, a little bit.
Doctor:Did the steam inhalation bring relief?
User:Yes a little bit.
Doctor:Ok XXXXXX
User:When I inhale steam it feels better. But after a few ours I feel the congestion again
Doctor:It sound like an upper respiratory tract infection
Doctor:For that, firstly, you need to take steam inhalation atleast thrice a day
Doctor:Its a thing which cannot be replaced as it will open up the sinuses
Doctor:This thing will resolve in 4-5 days, so till then you'll need to keep taking it
Doctor:Secondly, I want you take tablet cetrizine 10 mg once a day
Doctor:Since most such infections are due to an allergy, this will help take care of that
Doctor:Thirdly, I want you to put saline nasal drops every 5-6 hours
Doctor:It comes by the name of ACOLATE SALINE or NOSAIR SALINE
Doctor:Whichever one you get, buy that
Doctor:For the fever, you can take tablet crocin 1 tablet as and when required
Doctor:You can take upto 4 tablets daily
Doctor:But I dont think its required
User:Ok Doctor. Fever is mild, so I believe Tablet would be fine.
User:and I'll surely follow your instructions.
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:For how many days do I need take this treatment?
Doctor:You'll be fine in a 3-4 days XXXXXXX
Doctor:If you dont become ok, please see a physician
User:Thanks a lot Doctor for your time and advise.
Doctor:You will need the drugs fexofenadine and diphenhydramine
Doctor:If you dont become ok in 3-4 days that it
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Ok. Bye Doctor and have a nice day.
Doctor:you too
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