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Sore throat, headache, taken methylprednisolone, ibuprofen, celebrex, CT scan, had kidney pain

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had sore throat got antibiotics one week later side was hurting near kidneys got ibuprofen and muscle relaxers side not hurting now. they said they found blood in my urine at the emergency room. they did a ct scan and said everything looked normal and the blood test was good. but now have sore throat and headaches again this has been going on now for about a year. recurrent sinus infections and sore throats antibiotics don't help and the only thing that seems to work is methylprednisolone. i am male 29 years old. currently taking celebrex for pain in knees and joints.
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
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Presence of blood in the urine is most commonly associated with renal infection. Prolonged use of pain killers also causes renal pain. Going for renal function tests like blood urea and creatinine will give you an idea regarding your renal status.
Repeated bouts of allergic rhinitis followed by cough is commonly associated with rainy season but may be seen all the year round. In these cases prevention is always better than cure. There are some general measures that can help you in reducing the problem-
1. Avoid dust, excessive humidity, sudden change in temperatures and any known allergen.
2.Start antiallergics in combination with antiinflammatory agent like montelukast before the onset of first signs and symptoms. You can get these prescribed from your physician.
3. Use XXXXXXX warm water for drinking.
4. Whenever symptoms appear, take steam inhalation twice daily - Take hot water in a vessel, put eucalyptus oil in it. Inhale it by covering yourself with a blanket. See to it that fans/AC are not on during this and after some time also i.e. around 10-15 minutes.
5. Avoid all irritants like perfumes, soot, etc.
6.Application of warm cloth, hot water bottle or gel pack to face for 5-10 minutes relieves pain and inflammation to some extent.
7.Use nasal decongestant or steroid drops or sprays for decongestion which encourages drainage.
8.Use a humidifier in your room.
You must keep it in mind that such allergic disorders need extreme vigilance and timely treatment on the appearance of first symptoms.

I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
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