Allergies or Sinus infection?
I have a question. I suffer from frequent sinus infections, I don't know why but I do. I had a CT scan done, nothing was found. I get them once every other month or so. Yesterday I started feeling sick, but not like a sinus infection, it was a scratchy throat feeling, coughing, and sneezing. SO I went to teh doctor this morning, and said I was concerned about a sinus infection coming on and I wanted to catch it before it got bad, because they can be awful!
So he told me he saw no signs of infection and thinks it's seasonal allergies, he gave me Alavert D-12 and Nasonex to try. I have taken 2 Alavert's and done the spray twice...now I am noticing that my left ear is plugged and sorta hurts, my scratchy throat is gone, I have green thick nasal discharge, my nose isn't completely stuffed, but I think that's because of the alavert, and my head is starting to feel like there's pressure. Could these allergies from earlier today be turning into a sinus infection already?!? I am probably overreacting, but I'm sick of getting these infections and I was hoping that this would just be allergies. I have a tendency to be a hypochondriac, so I don't know if I should go back to the urgent care or just wait it out...I just wasn't sure how long an actual sinus infection could go on left untreated. I hate to go back tomorrow, I just didn't know if I should or not. I can't tell what's going on.
Also might be good to note, my wisdom teeth are coming in and the sinus infections I get are usually in teh maxilary sinuses, and I've had a small infection in one of the teeth, I took Amoxicillin the week before last and that cleared up but could that be what's causing this? I'm confused and not sure where I should go from here, or when I should go back to the doctor? I don't have a primary care physician here (I am a college student away at school) but I do back home, so when I'm here I go to the urgent care, and I hate to go there 2 days in a row if I am simpy overreacting...any ideas? :chagrin: