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Suggest treatment for acute sinus infection

I have had this condition for 14 months now and it is getting much worse. I just recently saw a ENT and he said it was acute sinus infection. I have had these allergic Reactions , had an ambulance ride because I couldn t breathe, allergy tests, told I had major allergies then told I have no allergies at all, I have a sinus infection. I am currently on antibiotics 2 times a day and I m booked for a ct scan in 2 weeks. My question is, will I ever be able to breath normally again, will my nose ever unplugg and will my throat quit closing off making it very hard to breathe? Imagine your nose completely plugged then your throat goes into spasm and it usually last 2-3 hours making it almost impossible to breathe
Mon, 2 Feb 2015
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

From your complaints it looks like that you are having a acute sinus infection and this is causing the pain and nose block.

You may need antibiotics for the infection and should meet your doctor for the prescription.

For the time being you can take tablet paracetamol 500 mg two to three times a day for the pain. Also take steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day and oxymetazoline drops two drops four times a day which will reduce the block.

This is a short term solution and antibiotics will be required. So please meet your doctor.
Thank you.
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Suggest treatment for acute sinus infection

Hello, Welcome to HCM, From your complaints it looks like that you are having a acute sinus infection and this is causing the pain and nose block. You may need antibiotics for the infection and should meet your doctor for the prescription. For the time being you can take tablet paracetamol 500 mg two to three times a day for the pain. Also take steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day and oxymetazoline drops two drops four times a day which will reduce the block. This is a short term solution and antibiotics will be required. So please meet your doctor. Thank you.