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Have mild headache, strain in eyes. What is cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:Good Morning Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Doctor, for the past few days I have a mild headache
User:particularly on the Forehead
User:I'm not sure, however, I suspect it might be due to Sinusitis
User:and I feel a lot of strain in my eyes.
Doctor:Are you having fever?
Doctor:Any body ache, weakness?
User:No I don't have a fever
User:no, just mild headache
Doctor:Is your nose congested?
User:on the forehead, particulary around the eyes.
User:yes it seems to be
Doctor:Do you have sorethroat?
User:because I can feel liquid flowing from the back of my nose into my throat
Doctor:Does the intensity of headache vary with particular time of the day
Doctor:or is constant throughout the day?
User:nose is not congested, however, the liquid flows into the throat
User:it varies
User:today I had it the moment I woke up
User:yesterday in the evening
Doctor:When is it more severe - is it in the morning or evening?
Doctor:Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User:it varies
User:today it happened in the morning, however, past few days it happened in the evenings
User:generally not.
User:If it's related to Sinusitis, then I had quite a similar experience in the past
User:because of congestion of mucus
Doctor:Do you have nausea, vomiting sensation?
Doctor:Does sound and light worsen your headache?
User:yes, in Sunlight I feel the pain increasing
Doctor:Let me help you.
Doctor:The symptoms you described are more suggestive of sinsuitis - just like you thought.
Doctor:The dripping in your throat that you mentioned is known as post nasal drip and this is commonly associated with sinus congestion.
Doctor:Since the symptoms are mild, it is probably related to some viral infection.
Doctor:And most viral infections resolve spontaneously.
Doctor:However sometimes there are possibilities of bacterial contamination which leads to severe symptoms.
Doctor:The most effective method to treat sinus inflammation is by using steam inhalation.
Doctor:I also suggest you the same.
Doctor: XXXXXXX steam inhalation three times a day will bring you relief.
Doctor:Add few drops of essential oils from karvol plus capsule
Doctor:to increase the effectiveness of steam inhalation.
User:Yes Doctor, I got it.
User:Thanks, I'll surely follow the steps.
Doctor:Karvol plus capsules are available easily from any pharmacy. You can add the contents of this to warm water and inhale from it.
User:Yes, sure.
Doctor:In addition, you can also try Tab.Dolo 650mg if this headache is quite bothersome.
Doctor:They will bring your headache down.
Doctor:Watch out for fever.
Doctor:If you develop fever, you need to take antibiotics which can be prescribed by your physician.
Doctor:Avoid any cold and refrigerated food.
User:Yes sure I'll a check if I have fever.
Doctor:Warm liquids like warm ginger tea will also make you feel better.
Doctor:You should feel better with these measures.
User:Should I take the Tablet only when I have headache or do I need to take it regularly?
User:Yes, I followed. Thanks
Doctor:As you said the headache is only mild, you can take it whenever the pain becomes bothersome.
User:Yes sure.
Doctor:If the headache is present continuously,
Doctor:you can take it three times a day after your meal.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes, I also feel strain in the eyes. I'm not sure if this too is related to Sinusitis
Doctor:You may have other prodromal symptoms such as weakness, eye strain, reduce appetite and so on with viral infection.
Doctor:It will also settle down.
Doctor:You can take plenty of fluids, fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:Rest adequately.
Doctor:These lifestyle changes benefit any patient with a viral illness.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes Doctor, I followed it. It was really helpful
User:Thanks a lot for your time.
User:No that'll be all
User:Thanks Doctor, Goodbye.
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