I get fever and headache with sinus infection. Related?

Yes. It is quite common to have these symptoms with a sinus infection. A sinus headache can be as painful as a migraine or trigger a migraine. Seek medical treatment if you think you have a sinus infection.

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3 days into a zpack sinus infection still feel bad and throbbing headaches fever on and off is that normal?

Sinusitis. In my experience, Z-pack does not treat any real bacterial infection, especially not acute sinusitis or Otitis, or Pharyngitis, Laryngitis or Bronchitis, unless it was viral to begin with in which case it was just the placebo effect until your body fought off the virus. Please return to your doctor and ask for a real antibiotic that has coverage for Strep, Staph, H. Flu, and M. Cat like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Read more...

Keep experiencing sensation of water up my nose @ diff. Times of the day and headaches. No recent cold, flu, sinus infection or any illness. Why?

Sinus spasms. It could be that your sinus passages are spasming which can happen from weather changes, dryness or just random spasms. Certain migraines can cause these kinds of symptoms. Try doing some sinus washing and see if that helps. Read more...

Can a sinus infection get worse without treatment? I thought mine went away but now I have really bad headaches still that wont go away.

Sinus headache. Yes, untreated sinusitis can worsen and cause serious medical risks, especially if the sinus involved is the sphenoid sinus (deeper in the skull). Although what most people call sinus headache is actually a migraine, if you have headaches associated with prominent nasal congestion or heavy think nasal discharges you should see your doctor for treatment. Hope you feel well soon, . Read more...

I get terrible sinus headaches without any other sinus problems. What could be causing this if I do not have a sinus infection. I also have chiari?

Oxymoron. I do not think it is possible to have "sinus headaches" in the absence of acute sinusitis. You may have headaches for other reasons. I am presuming that an x-ray of the ethmoid, frontal and sphenoid sinuses were clear. If that is so you can not call this a sinus headache. If x-rays were not done, then see an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. Migraine needs to be ruled out. Read more...

What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?

Sinus Infection. If you really have a sinus infection there is nothing over the counter that will cure the infection. You need to be on antibiotics. If you have sinus drainage then products such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) are helpful. Read more...
Oral meds / Neti. Nothing really works well, but for intermittent congestion you could use an oral decongestant such as phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. Talk to your pharmacist. Could also use nasal rinses or washes (Neti pot) or a nasal saline spray. Read more...

This is my 3rd day on the zpack for sinus infection. I feel almost normal, but will get a low grade fever by mid day. Why & when I will I feel 100%?

Diagnosis? First Z-pack if not an appropriate antibiotic for sinusitis. Second, without a CAT scan of the sinuses, the diagnosis is not specific. Third, all sinus like infections start in the nose and are therefore viral, at least for the first 5 days. Depending on the etiology, you should recover in 10-14 days. If not better, see an ENT doctor. Read more...