Is it possible to have intense sinus pressure and not feel "stuffy" or congested? It has been such a long time since I had a sinus infection and I don't ever remember having this sensation. My right cheek/sinus cavity(only one side has seemed infected) feels sore and really aches. I was diagnosed with a sinus infection about 2 weeks ago----was put on an antibiotic which did not help. Four days ago, I was put on Omnicef. Granted, I did have lots of congestion and green mucous throughout these past 2 weeks; however, now, I have nothing dripping nor do I feel like anything is clogged "in there"....yet my cheek still throbs in pain occasionally. Yes, I am on prescription decongestants. Occasionally I will still cough up some mucous from my chest. Any suggestions for relief from only the pressure I feel in my face? Ibuprofrin is not really helping.
Thank you so much for responding! I am on Lusonex Plus and Omnicef 4 days now. I doubt this has anything to do with the sinuses but just to let you know of my recent changes in medications,I was put on Lexapro(10 ml) and Vyvance(50ml) for ADD comorid with mild depression about 2 weeks ago. I am 34.....female. No CT scan of sinuses yet----what would that reveal? Do I need one or at one point should I get one? I have always had allergy problems----not too severe though in my adult life. Took allergy shots in highschool for a year and 1/2 b/c of mold/grass/etc. allergies. Family history of BAD allergies. Had bronchitis/asthma as a child/young adult atleast twice a year...sometimes more. No major post nasal drip though i do smell that "sick breath" from time to time right now. An occasional cough too with phelm.
Can chronic Sinusitis be taken care of with antibiotics?
Will definatly try some steam inhalations...saline nasal drops. Would hot or cold compresses help?
Thanks again---I am so happy to have found this website. I will be sure to spread the word to everyone I know how helpful this is!!!
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