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Posted by: Gen | 2010-07-05

Sinus Headaches

I was booked off with Sinobronchitis more than 3 weeks ago, but I am still struggling with really horrible sinus headaches, to such an extent, that I cannot concentrate, what can I do for these headaches?...I have been living on and off painkillers since I was booked off...on the days I don''t keep any with me, or take painkillers early in the morning, the pain is excruciating.

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Dear Gen

You need to see an ENT for an opinion regarding the current status of your sinus infection. A full examination of the sinonasal cavity is required, and if needed, a CT scan may be required to confirm the current status. It may be needed to do a swab of the nasal cavity, to confirm that you are on the correct treatment (antibiotics), if this may be required. Reasons for your problem may be as follows:
1. Resistance against your current antibiotic management
2. Treatment dosage, and/or duration, not correct. (to short/to little)
3. Possibility of complications, that does not allow drainage of the sinus cavity.

Regards

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