Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Suggest treatment for pain in neck and head after a viral infection

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2010
Answered : 3312 Questions
I saw gp on Thursday. Said I had a virus. Achey, freezing cold, headache,nausea light headed and dizzy. I woke with small children so always picking up bugs. Had vertigo about a month ago. Had a cold a month ago or so too. Having dental surgery under sedation for a bridge. Last Friday and this coming Wednesday. Have had a bad headache since yesterday. Today neither neurofen or panadol is helping. It's throbbing, base of neck and on top of head moving around. Got gp app tomorrow but it's hurting and I just want it to go away. Is it still the virus? Could it be a migraine.... Never had one before. Could it be my sinuses? Am anxious now too.
Posted Sun, 24 Aug 2014 in Headache and Migraines
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Presumtive management would help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Mam
I have carefully read your query and understand your concern.

As per your clinical history,your symptoms,in my opinion point to "viral pansinusitis" most likely.It cannot be migraine.

But "viral meningitis"which can present with similar symptoms could not be ruled out completely with the current clinical status of yours.

A throbbing headache at the base of the neck with radiation to the top of the head needs further evaluation .

A non contrast CT SCAN of brain and paranasal sinuses will help to differentiate the two quite easily and reliably.

Meanwhile i would like to start you on presumptive antibiotics like Augmentin 625 mg twice a day along with tab Sinarest thrice a day for two weeks..90% of cases resolve by this treatment protocol.

Consult your treating doctor with respect to the above mentioned drugs.

I hope this info is helpful to you.
wish you a good health.
Thank you.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Neurologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor