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    What causes post nasal drip and ear pain?

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hello,

I have these symptoms ...

a bump on my head that has yellow puss
pain behind my right ear on my scalp below the bump
post nasal drip
ear pain
nasal congestion
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Allergic rhinitis most likely

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.

It seems that you having allergic rhinitis which is causing the post-nasal drip and nasal congestion. unfortunately, post nasal drip tends to be swallowed which can lead to diarrhea. I would recommend that you take an antihistaminic as Cetirizine 10mg once daily before going to bed together with an over the counter nasal decongestant twice daily and Imodium to stop diarrhea.

As for the bump that contains pus, it should be evacuated, the pus should be drained and it should be sterilized with oxygen peroxide or alcohol.

When the swab results appear you should start an antibiotic therapy based on its results.

I hope I answered your question.
Kind regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
thank you. I have also been having chills. Do you know if that can be related?
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Due to infected bump

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, the chills is probably due to elevated body temperature from the infected bump . you should take ibuprofen tablets for 8 hours until you get the bump evacuated. I hope you find this helpful
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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