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How to treat sinus infection?

I have been blowing out green mucus and I believe I have a bad sinus infection affecting the left side of my face. My eyelid is all swollen and it s also causing my teeth to ache. My ear is affected on that side as well and I ve getting bad vertigo symptoms and ear pain, as well. I cannot get to a doctor because I have no transportation because I m disabled. My usual doctor has always prescribed a zpac with a refill for me. Can you help me so I can get some relief?
Wed, 8 Oct 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible , as you suggested, that you have a sinus infection.

This would cause facial pain and swelling, nasal discharge and can also be associated with ear pain , vertigo.

The use of oral antihistamines, oral and topical decongestants would help to relieve some of your symptoms.
These are available over the counter.

Steam inhalation may also help to relieve facial congestion.

If antibiotics are needed, you would need a prescription from your doctor.

I hope this helps
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