I've been battling a cold sinus infection for about four

Patient

Q: I've been battling a cold sinus infection for about four weeks now I've taken every cold medicine for the counter and I'm on a inhaler now my face is swelling and my body is swelling and retaining water what is going on

Doctor

A:   Hello
Thank you posting your query on “Ask the Doctor”

Sometimes plain anti-cold preparations may not help if an infection has set in.
Steam inhalation will help you more.
You should try inhaling hot and humid air and avoid direct exposure to cool air. You are advised to always bath with hot water and use hot water for face wash.
Allergies and viral infections are commonly leading to sinusitis.
It is always better to consult doctor and take medicines for personal safety and to avoid contraindicated drugs along with side effects.

For now you may require treatment with antibiotics, antiallergics, decongestants, painkillers, mucolytics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
For getting prescription of these medicines, you are advised to consult your Doctor.

Wish you a good health.

Related Q&A

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy

Q: Hi I wanted to see if my symptoms might be caused by a food sensitivity. I have a dry itchy flaky scrap, itchy skin ...

Q: Hello doctor I'm living in a very seasonal allergic pollotion city. Last month, I started getting there infections...

Q: I have been scheduled for a drug allergy challenge involving acetaminophen. The center will not have a physician in ...

Q: Hi There, I am an alcoholic. I have been drinking for years heavily (vodka) and then switched to wine to try to tamp...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews