I have sinus pressure, stuffed nose, headache, been having this for about a week, taken antihistamines, pseudophedrine, nasal spray, none works?
Poss infection. While these symptoms could be allergy, the fact that you have not had relief with medications suggests that it is time to see the doctor. These symptoms could also indicate a sinus infection. An allergist can help sort this out and determine what you are allergic to and help determine a treatment plan for better relief.
After using walgrees saline nasal spray, I still have sinus pressure. Should I switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.
Stay away from Afrin (oxymetazoline) Sorry about using brand names but you really want to stay from afrin, neosynephrine (phenylephrine) & similar products. They're fantastic decongestants but quickly lead to rhinitis medicamentosa which is our fancy way of saying you become addicted to them. Check out http://www.Nytimes.Com/2006/03/14/health/14spra.Html sinus pressure is expected w/common cold. Fever & sinus pain is more worrisome for sinus infxn. Read more...
This week, I've had the worst nasal congestion I've ever had and some sinus pressure. Nasal sprays not helping. What can I do? I feel panicked.
Nasal congestion. Nasal allergy is a common cause of intermittent nasal congestion. Generally patients reports sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes. Allergy nasal sprays such as rhinocort or flonase would be first line medication. Nasal saline sprays would help. I don't recommend patients routinely use afrin or neosynephrine. If you are then you must stop after 3-5 days. Read more...