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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for severe nasal congestion and headaches

My 24 yo son has had severe nasal congestion, pressure and headache for five days. We have been treating with sudafed, Tylenol mucinex and a decongestant nasal spray. Today his headache and congestion is mild but now the right side of his nose and the area under his right eye are numb feeling? Should we see a minor emergency?
Fri, 12 Aug 2016
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Dentist 's  Response

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that nasal congestion along with pressure and headache and numbness under the eye and congestion in nose are all pointing towards Sinus infection as major sinuses are present in the area adjacent to nose and back of eye..

I would suggest you to consult an Otolaryngologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like PNS view x ray or MRI scan can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly..

You can be advised a course of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory painkiller like Ibuprofen, decongestants like Pseudoephadrine, do saline nasal irrigation, steam inhalation and use a humidifier in your room..
You can also be advised decongestant nasal sprays containing Xylometazoline or Oxymetazoline..
Avoid spicy and chilled foods..
Do warm compresses around nostrils..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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