Sinus infection also called sinusitis, is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that may occur when having an infection, allergy or autoimmune issues. Discuss topics including causes, symptoms and treatments for sinusitis.
I was recently dignosed with a very severe sinus infection. The allergist I was seeing gave me strong antibiotics and after an extensive allergy test determined that I am not allergic to anything. I've had these sinus infections over and over my entire life, generally they start as sinus infections and end up as bronchitis then pluricy. The doctor has no idea why I keep getting such serious infections with no allergies. This time, however, after finishing my antibiotics and being cleared as being congested with no infection, still running a fever and my entire body feels like one giant sunburn. I am hot to the touch, and my skin hurts to be touched. Last night my throat started hurtting really bad on the outside. It feels like a bruise across my throat as if I had been strangled and this morning the same painful bruise feeling has started at the base of my skull on both sides. This is a symptom I have never experienced. The inside of my throat is not sore at all like it generally would be with large amounts of drainage. It is just the outside. Also I have had a severe headache for over a week just on the left side of my head that is not helped by migraine medicine or regular headache medicine. Does anyone have any idea what can cause this? I would like to have an idea of what might be going on before I make another appointment. My referral authorization for the allergist has run out and the clinic here on base tends to be so booked that appointments generally take a month to get. Before rushing off to urgent care, as it's my only other option, I'd like to know if this is urgent care worthy. Any advice is appreciated.
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