Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
125 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes persistent headache while on treatment for sinus infection?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Harish Naik

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 2617 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Had what appeared to be a bad sinus and ear infection. On doctor's orders I stopped taking decongestants and followed treatment of antibiotic, ibuprofen and mucinex. Yet I continue to have a persistent headache with a lingering fever, sinus congestion, loss of appetite and a chronic dry gagging cough often leading to dry heaves/vomiting. Currently completing a course of Antibiotics (biaxin - 2 doses left) and using ibuprofen for headache and fever and mucinex -dm to help with cough. Also take 50mg Losartan, 5mg Bystolic and 5mg Eliquiis daily.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Along with the medicines Steam inhalation, salt water gargling,

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Welcome.
I have gone through your query.
Most of upper respiratory tract infection and sinusitis are viral in nature and requires only symptomatic treatment. It usually subsides within 7 to 10 days.
You are on right course of treatment, kindly complete the treatment.
Apart from that I would suggest you to take plenty of water, especially warm water. Warm Salt water gargling three to four times a day. Steam inhalation with few drops of eucalyptus oil in it.
Take table spoon of honey with warm water in the morning.
Kindly follow this measures along with medicines you should be fine.

Hope this helps.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Respiratory tract

doctor1 MD

hello!
my query is regarding my 3yr old son... he recently suffered from lower respiratory tract infection due to which he had high grade fever and...

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...

My son has had tummy ache on and off for 3 weeks - it seems to be...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have what seems like continuous nasal drip down my throat which makes my saliva very slimy and it bothers my throat, its like this mucus is...

doctor1 MD

Suggest treatment for pink eye

doctor1 MD

I have been on losrtan for 5yrs my Dr upped my dosage 50 to 2 50 's twice a day. My BP has never been consistent so I never thought much about it...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor,2. This query is for my 8 weeks old baby boy. He is having cough for almost a week now. Whenever lying down flat on bed, he makes...

doctor1 MD

i have pain in my respiratory tract(neck region perhaps tonsils) since 3 days when i swallow.i have cough for more than 3 months.i have got a small...