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Pain behind the eyes. Taking mucinex and antibiotics. Need stronger medication

Severe pain above and. Behind my eyes worse when cough just completed round of antibiotics . And also taking 1200 mg mucinex there was alot of drainage during. The first couple days of antibiotics. The last two days drainage was brown like coca-cola liquid spilling from nose after a large brown yellow clump of sticky goo was blown from my nose. NOW there is no drainage from nose very little coming down throat no color to this drainage, I am looking for another doctor but I would like to know what I am dealing with because the pain is not responding to any Otc pain fever reducer taking two SevenFifty hydrocodine pills only knocks the edge off
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Pain behind the eye with a known history of nasal congestion and discharge is most likely to be due to sinusitis. It is very unlikely to be related to any ocular cause. Many a times the sinusitis could be viral ( self limiting), allergic ( responds well to anti-allergy medicines) or bacterial ( responds well to antibiotics). At this stage it would be very difficult to tell which one of these is the one you have. As you have tried a course of antibiotics already, there is a possibility that the oraganism is resistent to it . Since the secretions have reduced, chances are that you are already recovering from the sinusitis. The pain could be due to some amount of inflammation and congestion of the sinuses. You can try doing steam inhalation before going to bed every night along with anti allergy medicines suggested by your doctor.

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Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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