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A 29-year-old female asked:

Hi there, i have blocked ears, congestion, cant taste a thing, and am quite sore around my eyes, have a little cough and feel weirdly stiff in my back. what should i take? is this sinusitis? thanks!

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Possibly: A viral upper respiratory tract infection causes these symptoms and usually runs its course in a week. If symptoms persist longer, a bacterial sinus infection may be present requiring a 10-14 day course of antibiotics like augmentin or levaquin,for example. To unblock ears, irrigate your nasal passages with warm salt water and instill nasal decongestion spray like afrin or take sudafed by mouth.

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Last updated May 26, 2018

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