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What causes periodic dizziness, dull headaches and nasal drips?

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Posted on Sat, 16 May 2015
Question: My 43 year old son is experiencing periodic dizziness, dull headache, nasal drip of clear fluid, slight pressure in the forehead between the eyes. The symptoms came on suddenly on Saturday and have improved some but are not completely gone. He also feels sudden total body tingling and a flush sensation. The most recent experience of the flushing was when he recently went to lie. He has no significant medical history. He thought it might be dehydration as fluid intake has been low and he has been consuming 4-5 cups of coffee daily.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of sinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for your query.

As per your description your soon seems to have sinus infection/inflammation.Sinuses are the cavities in your skull which lighten the weight of the head.When they are infected/inflamed fluid gets accumulated(congestion) and thus hamper their function.Hence one will experience headache, pressure, dizziness and heaviness of the head.

Sinus infection also leads to infection of nose, throat since the lining of sinus, nose and throat are connected.

I would suggest steam inhalation(2-3 times/day).
Avoid cold food and beverages.
Have warm water and plenty of oral fluids.
Let him take decongestants Actifed twice daily.Please be informed that it might cause little drowsiness and avoid fine motor activities.

Reduce the consumption of coffee and his flushing would come down.Nothing to panic.He will get well soon.

Regards
Dr.Praveen
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What causes periodic dizziness, dull headaches and nasal drips?

Brief Answer: Suggestive of sinusitis Detailed Answer: Hi dear.Thanks for your query. As per your description your soon seems to have sinus infection/inflammation.Sinuses are the cavities in your skull which lighten the weight of the head.When they are infected/inflamed fluid gets accumulated(congestion) and thus hamper their function.Hence one will experience headache, pressure, dizziness and heaviness of the head. Sinus infection also leads to infection of nose, throat since the lining of sinus, nose and throat are connected. I would suggest steam inhalation(2-3 times/day). Avoid cold food and beverages. Have warm water and plenty of oral fluids. Let him take decongestants Actifed twice daily.Please be informed that it might cause little drowsiness and avoid fine motor activities. Reduce the consumption of coffee and his flushing would come down.Nothing to panic.He will get well soon. Regards Dr.Praveen