Our expert says:
Sinus problems are usually associated with headaches, postnasal drip, facial pain, blocked nose, fever, nasal secretions and often an inability to smell. Your symptoms cannot be classified as "sinusitis" based on your history. Body aches, sore throat and weakness suggest flu-like symptoms if they are of recent onset.
An itchy throat could suggest an underlying alllergy. Allergies respond better to an anti-histamine, combined with a topical nasal steroid. That could be why the antibiotic and cough syrup were ineffective. Antibiotics are also only effective against bacteria and will have no effect on viruses, therefore the common cold or flu symptoms will not get better on antibiotics.
An ENT surgeon will be able to acertain whether your problem is allergy based and would be able to exclude sinus problems.
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