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?
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:
CBC (complete blood count)
Chest X-ray and PNS (paranasal sinus) X-ray if neededASO titer or throat swab etc.
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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