I am experiencing symptoms of headache, nosebleed, congestion, and swollen lymphynodes . What could be the reason?

Q. What are the methods for treating upper respiratory tract infection?

Answered by
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 13, 2023 and last reviewed on: Oct 03, 2023

Hello doctor

I am a forty-four-year-old woman. For the past two weeks, I have been suffering from sinusitis, throat dryness, headaches, and nosebleeds. I have had a continuous headache, neck discomfort, runny nose, and lumps on my neck since yesterday. I am not experiencing a fever yet, but my blood pressure levels are high. Should I seek advice from a general practitioner or wait a few days?

Kindly help



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Given your history, assuming you had an upper respiratory tract illness. A throat infection makes you more likely to develop an enlarged reactive lymph node. Upper respiratory tract infections and Rhinitis-like conditions, on the other hand, can cause nosebleeds. In upper respiratory tract infections, headaches might emerge as a constitutional symptom.

If your respiratory problems persist, I recommend that you get the following workup performed:

  1. Auscultation

  2. Throat examination

  3. CBC (complete blood count)

  4. Chest X-ray and PNS (paranasal sinus) X-ray if neededASO titer or throat swab etc.

  5. Antibiotic treatment is required if there is a high total count and neutrophilia.

If your swollen lymph node persists for a few days, I recommend that you get an FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) for additional evaluation.Consume vitamin C lozenges.If there is congestion, a decongestant medicine such as diphenhydramine or cetirizine might be administered. I also recommend that you check your blood pressure frequently. If your blood pressure is high, I recommend that you begin taking antihypertensive medications.I hope this helps.Thank you and take care.Regards.

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