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Bilateral maxillary sinusitis, surgical treatment, skin rashes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I have bilateral maxillary sinussitis..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   however do not want to go for surgery..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   any home remedies to reliee the pain??
Doctor :   Yes, there are there but I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   will get the surgery doone my son is around..cannot afford to get admitted..he is too ypoung
User :   31 years
Doctor :   Yes, the surgery can be postponed as this is not an emergency if you do not have any complications like infection spreading to the other parts of the skull.
Doctor :   May I know the duration of the sinusitis?
User : do i know that it is not spreading..
User :   i take steamm..but not helping much..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u help me please??
Doctor :   It depends on the X- ray of the sinuses which will show the breach of the boundaries of the skull along with symptoms like frequent headache and fever.
Doctor :   An MRI scan too helps in the notifying any changes which will help in knowing if the scan has spread or not.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Let me explain you after knowing few things which would help me in suggesting you better: Doctor :   May I know the duration of the sinusitis?
Doctor :   Is it maxillary sinusitis only or the other sinuses too are infected?
User :   i got it 2 years bak
Doctor :   OK
User :   no only maxillary
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you see a doctor for this?
Doctor :   May I know his advise?
User :   yes..he gave me few works for some time
Doctor :   OK
User :   then again i get seveare head aches..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   face also pains
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Do you have any deviated nasal septum?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did your doctor say any cause for sinusitis?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   s
User :   no cause
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i got it after delivery..
User :   so no idea
Doctor :   Ok
User :   do we bet after delivery???
User :   get?
Doctor :   Sorry I didn't get you.
User :   do we get sinus after delivery??
User :   any thing related??
Doctor :   Ok, it depends on the cause and delivery is not considered to be a risk factor.
User :   ok dr..
User :   please let me know the remedies...
Doctor :   Sure, please follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Drink lots of water and fruit juices.
Doctor :   2. Take steam inhalation as you are doing now but increase the frequency that is 4 to 5 times day.
Doctor :   You can add vicks vapourrub in the water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Or also EUCALYPTUS oil.
User :   which food should i avoid??
Doctor :   These will increase the blood supply in the nose which will act against the infection.
Doctor :   Avoid cold and refrigerated foods.
Doctor :   Cool drinks.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can have papaya
User :   ok..
User :   apple??
Doctor :   Yes, you can have apple.
Doctor :   Avoid citric acid fruits like mosambi or orange.
User :   oh..ok
Doctor :   Always take boiled water.
User :   ok
User :   how abt milk??
Doctor :   Yes, you can consume milk but please make sure its warm.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can go for nasal irrigation in which saline is passed into the sinuses to clean them up.
Doctor :   But this requires medical help. So, please see your doctor for this or a trained nurse who has experience in this procedure.
Doctor :   Avoid sleeping under the fan or AC.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   ya
User :   i am in AC in office for 8 hours :)
User :   ok Dr..
User :   thank u so much for the suggestions...
Doctor :   I understand but you need to avoid it or ask to keep the temperature above 21 degrees.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   ok...
User :   i have one more..
User :   if u can..
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   iget some rashes some times on my body
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it lasts only for few mins
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i need to contact a dermatologist
User :   no idea y i get it
Doctor :   OK
User :   ok thanku so much
Doctor :   May I know the exact location of the rashes and there appearences?
User :   hands or back ..most of the times
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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