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Sneezing, headaches, congestion, left eye pain, watering eyes, crackling sound in left ear. Treatment?

Hi, I ve been sneezing and had enormous headaches because of congestion. My left eye and head seemed to hurt more than the right side. Now my eyes won t stop crying (both of them, right a lil bit more exaggerated) and my left ear won t stop making popping/crackling sounds... Please help. The noise in the ear happens when I swallow and it won t stop. Please, please help...
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
You are having a flu syndrome which could either be rhinitis (allergic or infectious) or sinusitis ( can be diagnosed with your physician's assistance. To treat you will need analgesic ( acetaminophen), chlopheniramine or any antihistamine to reduce any allergies and a nasal decongestant ( here i usually prescribe vibrocyl or marimar or prorhinel nasal puffs). I don't know what you have there. As for the infection since it is likely going to be viral just a few days of symptomatic management will get it gone. If after a few days it persist then it is likely going to be a bacterial infection (in that case, antibiotics will be of choice). Also try using general methods like keeping warm and hot soup or tea or coffee.

As for the abnormal hearing of sounds (tinnitus) it might be as a result of ear infection or just symptom associated with the nasal congestion. When this will clear off, you'll feel better.
In any case see with your doctor if symptoms persist

Best regards
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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