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Suggest treatment for swollen eyes and sinus infection

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: I'm not sure if I have a sinus infection, allergies (which I've never had before) or something else. I have sinus pressure but I'm not stuffy, one of my eyes is swollen, I don't have a fever. I don't have a cough but have symptoms of pleurisy when I breathe deeply. I've read that you should stay away from antihistamines if you have a sinus infection, but that is what you should take if you have allergies. Not sure what to do.
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Saline Nasal washes after the infection is controlled.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Thank you for your query.

1. Sinus infections are treated with antibiotics and drainage / ventilation.

2. Nasal allergy can be controlled by anti - allergic medication, steroid nasal sprays, regular steam inhalation and saline nasal washes.

3. Allergy testing and desensitisation can be done for long term relief.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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Brief Answer: Saline Nasal washes after the infection is controlled. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thank you for your query. 1. Sinus infections are treated with antibiotics and drainage / ventilation. 2. Nasal allergy can be controlled by anti - allergic medication, steroid nasal sprays, regular steam inhalation and saline nasal washes. 3. Allergy testing and desensitisation can be done for long term relief. I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them. Regards.