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Treated with Prednisone for sinusitis, slight headache everyday, pain in the eye area. Chronic sinusitis ?

Hello. I m a 23 year old male. I have never seen an ENT but my general doctor treated my sinusitis problem with Prednisone and allergy medicine. I m pretty sure that I have chronic sinusitis because I always feel a slight headache everyday, pain in the eye area, I feel really lazy most of the time (lack of energy) and my body has aches once in a while. What can I do to make it better?? I feel I m wasting my youth away because this condition takes away the energy I need to do my things.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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For chronic rhinosinusitis, you must ensure that you have a CT Paranasal sinuses scan to ensure this is the correct diagnosis. The scan will also give us information on the extent of damage to the osteomeatal complex. This will guide treatment.

As far as allergic rhinosinusitis is concerned, you need skin prick tests or blood test for allergy (specific IgE test) against aeroallergens such as dust mite, molds, fungal allergens etc to confirm the diagnosis.

Long acting antihistamines such as allegra 180mg, nasonex nasal sprays are recommended for 3 months (as a start). Prednisolone is not recommend to treat allergies unless symptoms are very severe, not responding to high dose antihistamines, and when only used for short periods.

I hope this helps.
Best Wishes.
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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