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Getting over influenza a, and I'm so congested. Currently breastfeeding 15 month old. Anything I can take for congestion and ear pain/fullness?
? URI: after a a flu, feels congested with ear pain/fullness, and breastfeeding: your best bet is to be seen by your doctor, you may need prescription medications, meanwhile, use saline nasal washes, it will help the congestion and probably your ears as well, use acetaminophen OTC for pain, fine with breastfeeding. Best wishes ...Read more
I have the following symptoms, headache, jaw pain, nasal congestion, and ear pain but, I have no fever. Do I have a pissible sinus infection?
HA NP = tension headaches. No pain in back of head or feeling of rubber band on 4head. symptoms nasal pain, congestion, facial pressure & ear pain. Sinus?
Sinusitis: It is possible that your sinuses are congested. You need to see your doctor for examination. There are medications that will help. ...Read more
3days ago I suffer congestion of nose& ear,pain around eyes&above nose,flu&cough.maybe sinusitis?
But i feared meningitis or any mental disorders ?
Could i be experiencing allergies in winter season ? I feel ill no fever ! upset stomach, sinus congestion, sore throat, ear pain/pressure. Low appeti
Yes: You may be allergic to indoor allergens which include house dust mites, molds, pet etc. However upset stomach occurs only rarely mostly from profuse post-nasal drips. If your house has a humidifier in the furnace or anywhere, be sure to check for molds in the water compartment. You need to consult your doctor as well since there are many other answers. ...Read more
Cold: Those are all common symptoms of a cold that is usually caused by a virus. The only otc medication in studies to help with the common cold has been zinc lozenges if taken early enough. Other people report good sucess with high doses of vitamin c, but that has not been substantiated in studies. ...Read more
Sinus probs for full week w/fever,ear pain,congestion,cough.No fever now lightheaded,Cant catch a decent breath,Chest very heavy,no fever just cough?
Shortness of breath: These symptoms should be investigated formally by a doc. I hate to think of it, but sometimes after a viral infection, a bacterial infection can settle in as a one-two punch. Good you don't have fever, but maybe you're suppressing it with motrin/tylenol? I think you need a chest X-ray to make sure your lungs are OK. Hope you get some help there. ...Read more
Congestion, sore throat, slight ear pain tender neck area behind the ear, swollen glands, body aches ?
Got the flu shot 4 weeks ago became sick few days ago w/sore &swollen glands, bil ear pain , congestion in back of throat achey is this flu or cold?
Several things: Your flu shot was early enough to protect you from those 3 strains but there has been other strains this year that have infected those who got the shot.There are a bunch of other viruses; adenovirus, parainfluenza virus & others that give symptoms like you describe.Rest, good hydration & diet should help you heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever 101.9 HA body aches Sore throat cough green phelm & sometimes bright red blood chest hurts from cough sinus congestion ear Pressure/pain x3 days?
Bronchial infection: The symptoms you describe suggest you have a bronchial infection. You should be evaluated for treatment. ...Read more
Could be bacterial: Or viral. For significant sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see dr ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice 2x /day. ...Read more
I can't speak, severe chest and nasal congestion, ear and throat pain, loss of appetite, lack of smell and taste. What can I do?
Go to the Doctor: It is very simple. You sign off of the internet and go see your physician. Today. You are sick. I believe your 'question' would represent the very definition of when it is time to get to the family medical clinic. ...Read more
What over-the-counter medication should I use for ear pain due to congestion (liguid in the ear)?
Nasal blockage: Try a nettie pot first. You are alreadt taking an otc antihistamine with decongestent. Avoid neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or afrin. They can cause rebound swelling, overusage and dependence. If it doesn't clear quickly seek medical treatment because this can lead to permenent problems including balance and loss of hearing. ...Read more
I am just getting over a cold. I am experiencing ear pain in my left ear and sinus congestion and headache. Why am i getting new symptoms ?
My ears are constantly popping, im not sick no congestion, no change in altitude. No ear pain and my ear drums are pearly white what could cause this?
It's all in the Tube: You may be having some eustachian tube dysfunction. That's our fancy word for the tube that connects your middle ear with the back of your throat. Simple way out may be to take some over-the-counter antihistamines like zyrtec, allegra, or Claritin (loratadine) for a couple of weeks and see if you are out of the woods by then. ...Read more