Sinus infection and constant head pressure

Posted by pack12 @pack12, Jun 12 6:54pm

Hello, I am a 19 year old college student from Alberta, Canada. I attend a school in The Southeastern United States and it was my first spring that I spent down there where the pollen is more severe than the Alberta Prairies. I suffered from allergies starting at the start of April of this year. I started blowing my nose extra hard to clear the congestion but it kept getting worse. Then I used a Neti Pot squeeze bottle to clear it up a couple weeks later and I used tap water. I felt very sick the next day and had a fever and felt disoriented for a week. A week later I went to see a doctor and he said it was a sinus infection so I was put on antibiotics but it did not get much better and for the past two months my head felt super heavy with constant pressure in my head. Also, sinus pressure comes and goes, I was wondering if there could be something dangerous in the Neti Pot? Or is it allergies or the infection that still has not gone away? Thank y’all!

@amandajro

@pack12 will you please keep the group posted on your next few days and heed the advice of @njh if your symptoms worsen and/or you feel you need urgent care?

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Hello @amandajro , I saw a doctor today and we are getting started on an ENT referral. Symptoms are getting better. Thank you.

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..this probably isnt connected but started a year ago, clear, no odour, "strings" of mucous pulled from right nostril, nothing form left.. Iput this post up before with photos and took down as kind of gross to look at but went on and on about 15 times a day every day then recently stopped and when i blow with paper hanky or nothing its still in long five inch or so strings and sometimes thin as a fishing line and sometimes thicker… no fever, nothing but also have tinnitus and ear pressure… is this just an odd occurrent or something to check out bearing in mind we have two ents who are busy and a year wait. no blood, nothing, just constant blowing out these long thin lines of mucous, even sneezing them out, one side, ….. what tube goes from back of nose to ??? that is about 4 to 5 inches long to produce these "strings" curious.

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@lacy2

..this probably isnt connected but started a year ago, clear, no odour, "strings" of mucous pulled from right nostril, nothing form left.. Iput this post up before with photos and took down as kind of gross to look at but went on and on about 15 times a day every day then recently stopped and when i blow with paper hanky or nothing its still in long five inch or so strings and sometimes thin as a fishing line and sometimes thicker… no fever, nothing but also have tinnitus and ear pressure… is this just an odd occurrent or something to check out bearing in mind we have two ents who are busy and a year wait. no blood, nothing, just constant blowing out these long thin lines of mucous, even sneezing them out, one side, ….. what tube goes from back of nose to ??? that is about 4 to 5 inches long to produce these "strings" curious.

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@lacy2

At the time your symptoms began did you have a head injury… even just a little bump that you shrugged off??

Please know I have no medical training whatsoever. This is from my own experiences and my research.. which it has been a long time since I have I done research. Today my time is limited because of grandchildren. .. so some more research on your own needed.

Other than allergies or your nasal anatomy is off.. like a deviated septum… the only other reason I can think of for your problem is a brain leak. More info here https://www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/c/cerebrospinal-fluid-leak.html .

If allergies or environmental irritation from what you breathe in then saline nasal rinses should help along with allergy medication. Instead of the nasal rinse or neti pot that you have to mix I have been using Arm & Hammer Simply Saline nasal mist. You can mist it in or use it like a nasal rinse. I used it this morning .. along with my nasal antihistamine spray. .. and the nasal drip stopped. I will do the same this evening. If I get drippy or stuffy between times I use the saline spray. It washes the irritants out and moistens the nasal passages. a lot of times our nasal passages are dry and the mucus … aka snot.. thickens and gets stringy. Sometimes only one side.. for some odd reason. Many sites will tell you how snot forms… just put in your web browsers search engine “ where does snot come from” .. you will even find videos.

ZeeGee

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@fourof5zs

@lacy2

At the time your symptoms began did you have a head injury… even just a little bump that you shrugged off??

Please know I have no medical training whatsoever. This is from my own experiences and my research.. which it has been a long time since I have I done research. Today my time is limited because of grandchildren. .. so some more research on your own needed.

Other than allergies or your nasal anatomy is off.. like a deviated septum… the only other reason I can think of for your problem is a brain leak. More info here https://www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/c/cerebrospinal-fluid-leak.html .

If allergies or environmental irritation from what you breathe in then saline nasal rinses should help along with allergy medication. Instead of the nasal rinse or neti pot that you have to mix I have been using Arm & Hammer Simply Saline nasal mist. You can mist it in or use it like a nasal rinse. I used it this morning .. along with my nasal antihistamine spray. .. and the nasal drip stopped. I will do the same this evening. If I get drippy or stuffy between times I use the saline spray. It washes the irritants out and moistens the nasal passages. a lot of times our nasal passages are dry and the mucus … aka snot.. thickens and gets stringy. Sometimes only one side.. for some odd reason. Many sites will tell you how snot forms… just put in your web browsers search engine “ where does snot come from” .. you will even find videos.

ZeeGee

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Well I banged my top forehead 2018 on corner of being-built deck as stood up from underneath picking up stuff and hit right on sharp corner and heard the bang, noise , but I didnt get a bump, but a dent, still there. Didnt bleed but sort of a scratch.. my dr. laughed at it.
Since had half, right thyroid, out, only ever then got mucous (snot) from right side going down back of throat since 2008!! couldnt blow it out had to draw it down throat, and nothing from left.
2020 started this pulling out ribbons of it and at first I thought oh no, its a worm or something, but wasnt! Ugh However, through the clearness and I even took bad photo of it, there is a sort of spiral pattern in, no kidding. Then every day mostly in evening when reading in bed, about ten, pulled them out like strings and it went on for a year… now still only right side and its half and half.. sometimes like a little spider web so thin.. my husband says why are you looking at it??? …am sure nothing serious although do have other issues and I wonder if glaucoma and dry eye drops are running down inside, but why only right side, weird. Thanks for info will take a peeek. Stranger than fiction! lol

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