What causes dizziness and pressure on face when suffering from cold?
Steam inhalation, warm fluids and decongestants
Hi XXXXXXX thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic. I see that you have been suffering from a cold. 3 weeks is a very long time for these symptoms to persist. Lets talk about the removal of the mucus first then we can move on to discussing how to cure the cold outright as i think you may be suffering from a bacterial infection rather than the common cold (which is a virus and does not persist more than a week to 10 days.
The symptoms you mention are most likely due to mucus build up in the sinuses. To clear this you can do the following.
1. Steam Inhalation: Boil a big pot of water and add a small amount of iodex to it. Drape your head with a towel and stand over the boiling water to breath in the steam and vapor. This will help loosen the mucus.
2. Drink plenty of warm fluids with astringents like ginger and lemon. Ginger tea should help to some extent.
3. Decongestants like Cheston Cold, etc have medications which should decrease mucus production, beware though, they also may raise your BP slightly while you are taking them.
Now, given the length of persistence of this infection. I would suggest that your go to your Primary Doc and get a prescription for an course of antibiotics. In my practice i would reccomend something like a 5 day course of levofloxacin 500mg tab twice a day. Each doctor has their own recommendation there, but it definitely sounds like you need antibiotics.
I hope this helps,
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