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What causes severe headaches?

Sorry this may be a duplicate question. My 31 year old son has complained of headaches since November 2017. He went to several doctors (primary, ENT, ER) and was prescribed 5 different antibiotics (including Levoquin) along with steroids, nasal spray, ear drops. Diagnosed with sinusitis. He has had no relief at all. I finally took him to an ER in another city where he had a CT Scan - normal. Was given Fiorocet but has had no relief. He has also lost 14 pounds in 3 months without dieting. Any suggestions?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
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Hello,

As per your clinical history is concerned, please follow like this:

1) Do a clinical examination by your Doctor and do nasal and sinus cultures to know the exact pathological cause.
2) Do take an exact antibiotic as per culture report and do saline nasal irrigation regularly.
3) Take other medications as per your Doctor's advice.

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this:

1) Try to avoid upper respiratory infections. Minimize contact with people who have colds. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before your meals.
2) Carefully manage your allergies. Work with your doctor to keep symptoms under control.Do blood differential count every month.
3) Avoid cigarette smoke and polluted air. Tobacco smoke and air contaminants can irritate and inflame your lungs and nasal passages.
4) Use a humidifier. If the air in your home is dry, such as it is if you have forced hot air heat, adding moisture to the air may help prevent sinusitis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo
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