For 15 or more years, I've alwayas had what I believe to be sinus infections. Right now I am suffering from clear constant/drip runny nose, sore throat, mild cough, pain and pressure in my face and ears. My throat, nose, ears and eyes are also itchy. my nose is completely plugged. i don't have a fever now and never get them.
Anyway, when I feel like this (usually about 4 x's a year) I go to an urgent care. the doctor tells me i have a full blown sinus infection and gives me antibiotics. The last time I had this, I was put on two different anti-biotics and neither of them worked. I went back to the doctor who prescribed yet another antibiotic. I need to add that I was also seeing an ENT at the time. I did a CAT scan or MRI and the ENT said it wasn't a sinus infection and that I wasn't even a sufferer of sinus infections. My symptoms lasted about 4 wks before I finally felt normal again. I continued to see the ENT who tested me for allergies (dogs, grass, dust mold, etc........). I came out w/mod to severe allergies. They started me on an allergy serum at least 4-5 months ago (supposed to desensitize me to allergens).
So, for my question. I feel like I have the typical diagnosable sinus infection. However, after being told about my MRI scan is this probably just allergies or maybe a real sinus infection? I am ready to rip my head off. Nothing over the counter helps. I've been taking zyrtec, benadryl, and ibuprophen for the pain.
Lastly, my Husband, went to an urgent care about 5 days ago and was told he had a sinus infection. My symptoms started a day or two later.