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Old 12-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Sinus Infection - watery eyes.

I have a sinus infection and apparently they are supposed to clear up after about two weeks. But I have constantly water eyes which I can hardly see through, really irritating sinuses (that feeling where it's like you're about to sneeze but it never comes) and a sore dry throat. I realised my breathing is also limited to very shallow breaths. Is there anything I can take other than paracetamol and beechams flu plus powder to considerably lessen these symptoms until they clear up? I don't think I can just put up with this for two weeks.
Thank you very much.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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Re: Sinus Infection - watery eyes.

When you say you have a sinus infection, do you mean sinus inflammation as a result of a viral infection, or an actual bacterial infection in the sinuses?

A normal response to a viral infection is clear mucus with congestion and stuffiness, with resulting headache. The body can usually deal with a viral infection, but symptoms can be eased with decongestant tablets such as phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. Also for a few days, xylometazoline spray can help, but will cause rebound congestion if used more than a week or so.

If you have discoloured discharge (yellow,green, brown or bloody) then this usually suggests a bacterial infection, which may clear by itself, but many people find the body doesn't clear the infection, and hence antibiotics are often prescribed. However, as many people are discovering, bacterial sinus infection can last from weeks to months, and does not always respond to antibiotics, unless the correct antibiotic is found ( even then can be very slow to respond).

Hope this helps.

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