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What causes swelling in the nostrils along with nausea and fatigue?

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Dr. Monika Dede

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi,

It started 12 days ago. I felt otherwise healthy when it began. I'll add more symptoms as I go.

Also I had the Flu/Cold before and this is different, that's why I'm more worried.

Monday Dec 25: Inside opening right nostril had bump, it felt it had a rough top and squishy. The right nose is also swollen noticeably. Thinking bacterial I used Polypsporin on the bump and Ibuprofen for the swelling.

Tuesday, the bump is gone, swelling is less. Kept using Polypsporin just iand Ibuprofen.

Wed, swelling looks better but stopped using Ibuprofen since developed nose bleed.

Thursday, developed chills, last for an hour or so.

Friday, neck felt tight in the morning. I can eat normally. Went to the doctor. To my XXXXXXX he said Viral infection, nose too since "no pus". Told me to gargle salt water.

Sat, neck feels normal. Kept gargling salt water.
Sun, developed chills morning and neck felt tight again.
Monday, Tuesday, Neck feels normal. Can eat normally.
Wed, Doctor follow up, still says virus infection. Felt a bit fatigued and light headed.

Thursday and TODAY, Nausea, light headed, and sleepy.

I have had no cough, no runny nose(nose is dry if anything), no fever. It is not like any Cold/Flu I had before.

I have kept gargling salt water everyday.

What could this be?

Like is this normal for a viral infection. How much longer can I expect this to last? I attached pics of things Doc looked at. Nose, mouth, ear.

Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I suggest to do a full blood count.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing in healthcare magic.

I have seen carefully your picture and I think that this look like a viral situation.Usually a viral situation last 3-5 days.
Furthermore based on fact that this situation last 12 days I suggest to do a full blood count, ERS and cervical ultrasound to exclude a thyroid problem and to see for lymphodenopathy.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 29 minutes later
Hi, Thanks.

I will tell me Doc that next time. He swabbed my nose for bacterial, just in case. Still waiting on the result.

Things are getting better though, like the nose, neck, this naseau which developed yesterday is mostly gone but still feel a bit sleepy. Maybe haven't had enough sleep.

From the pics which part (nose, mouth, ear) shows infection? Is it my tounge and lips, they look the most weird right now? Which part on them say infection? The white stuff on the tounge?

I'm trying to understand what to look for if/when the infection has passed. I don't remember what normal tounge/lips looked like.

Also what symptoms do I look for I have thyroid problems? Also those other points you told me to check. Normally I can't tell the Doc what tests I need.

Do you think I'm contagious at this point?

Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 28 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is a good news that you are better.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing back.


It is a good news that you are better.
It is not easy to notice the infection from the picture but what I see is a congested nose and a little white tongue that similar to a viral situation.
I suggest to exclude a thyroiditis if you have anterior neck pain, fatigue and (subfebril) low fever for a long time. As well I suggest to exclude a mononucleosis based on fact that this situation have last more than 3-5 days.
But you need to do above mentioned lab test to define better the diagnosis.
If you have a viral situation you can be contagious.
I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 2 hours later
Hi,

I did feel better 99% in the morning today(right nose almost feels normal) But during the day and now it's My Throat that feels...different. Neck feels fine. But I also feel fatigue and sleepy.

I can swallow just fine. Still no coughing, no runny nose.

I don't like runny nose or coughing, at all, but if they're there it would feel like the common cold.

Although my common cold never caused swelling or fatigue. I could go to work still if it was my yearly cold...now
I barely get any mucus when clearing my nose.

I'm not sure what this is... Question though please.

(1) if you had to guess, what virus did I get...
(2) I was under the impression that viral can last weeks, in my case my last cold/flu lasted 4 weeks on average, are flu/cold viruses different than ones that invade/start in the nose? Those only last 5 days?

I hesitate going to the doc in this extreme weather and personal condition but will bring up those tests if I do.

Thanks again.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 31 hours later
Brief Answer:
Usually a viral situation last 3-5 days .

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I am sorry for my late response.

It is a good news that you are better. Usually a viral situation last 3-5 days but if the situation and fever last more there could be a complication.
You should do some above mentioned tests to define better the diagnosis.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
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