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What causes sharp pain above the nostrils near eyes?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: Hi,
I'm getting a sharp, sinus pain above my nostrils near my eyes. I took livocitrizine yesterday .. but i only made my very sleepy.. but the sinus pain keeps coming back. Is there any medicine I can take, will steam inhalation help.
Also, please suggest something that won't make me sleepy or gorggy.. (if possible).

Regards, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation will definitely help you, please consider guidelines

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
I share your concern
Sinus problem can be related to local allergy or sinus infection.

I would like further information to guide you better
Since how long you have this problem
what all symptoms are you having like running or blocked nose, watering of eye or headache

There are alternative of levocetirizine available over the counter like Azelastine nasal spray or Fexofenadine group of drugs

Steam inhalation will definitely help you
Multivitamin supplements especially B complex and vitamin C is recommended to take.

If it doesn't improve consult an ENT surgeon in your own time for an X ray PNS (paranasal sinuses) and clinical examination to confirm the diagnosis

Hope this helps you
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Please feel free to ask for more clarification I will be happy to help you
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (7 hours later)
Hi Doc. thanks for the reply.
I'm having the pain for about 2 days now. I don't have runny nose or watering of eye.
The pain is there.. above the upper part of nostrils near my eyes and it is irritating when sometimes it becomes very sharp (but goes away in a few seconds).

I'm thinking of avoiding going to office as there is Air conditioner there and it might aggravate my symptoms.
I will try the meds recommended by you and will also try to get an X-ray done if this doesn't improve in a day or two.

Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can take symptomatic treatment until you see a doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for reply
You can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for headaches with symptomatic treatment until you can see a doctor

You need not to worry much ,this could be due to infection or allergy
Avoid exposure to air conditioner or cold icy eating substances like ice cream and cold drinks
Steam inhalation will help you by moisturising the nose and sinuses.

Hope this help you
Regards
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Brief Answer: Steam inhalation will definitely help you, please consider guidelines Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX I share your concern Sinus problem can be related to local allergy or sinus infection. I would like further information to guide you better Since how long you have this problem what all symptoms are you having like running or blocked nose, watering of eye or headache There are alternative of levocetirizine available over the counter like Azelastine nasal spray or Fexofenadine group of drugs Steam inhalation will definitely help you Multivitamin supplements especially B complex and vitamin C is recommended to take. If it doesn't improve consult an ENT surgeon in your own time for an X ray PNS (paranasal sinuses) and clinical examination to confirm the diagnosis Hope this helps you Thanks for using our services Please feel free to ask for more clarification I will be happy to help you Best wishes