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Suggest treatment for stinging sensation in the nostril and headache

Hi..for the last 2 days I have had a light stinging sensation in my left nostril mid way up my nose with a lot of congestion and stuffiness. Clear mucus with no other symptoms. A light headache. But the sensation in not going away with Tylenol. Please advise.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016
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Hi welcome to health care magic...

Your probable diagnosis : Acute rhinitis
Cause could be viral or allergic....

Brief answer :
Here you should investigate with CBC to look for eosinophilia or lymocytosis based on which strong antiallergic drug if needed can be given...

Take benadryl like antihistaminic drug for five days....
Take oxymetazoline nasal spray for three days...
Steam inhalation useful..
Take rest...
Room humidifier can be used...

Avoid travelling for few days...

Drink more water....

Avoid excess fried and fatty foods

If no improvemrnt than consult ENT surgeon for examination and further work up.....

Hope this will help

Take care
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Suggest treatment for stinging sensation in the nostril and headache

Hi welcome to health care magic... Your probable diagnosis : Acute rhinitis Cause could be viral or allergic.... Brief answer : Here you should investigate with CBC to look for eosinophilia or lymocytosis based on which strong antiallergic drug if needed can be given... Take benadryl like antihistaminic drug for five days.... Take oxymetazoline nasal spray for three days... Steam inhalation useful.. Take rest... Room humidifier can be used... Avoid travelling for few days... Drink more water.... Avoid excess fried and fatty foods If no improvemrnt than consult ENT surgeon for examination and further work up..... Hope this will help Take care