Maxillary sinus problems

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/23/2008 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks
I was wondering if anyone could suggest some kind of relife from this god annoying pain!
Last week, I came down with a cold from hell (No girls, not man flu!  tongue ).  I had a fever, headaches, and so on.
I then developed a nasty cought and my chest felt awful... as if I had been smoking a thousand cigarettes! (I dont smoke btw).
This all went on until about thursday when I started to feel better but I have developed what I am sure is a sinus proplem.
The mail pain is concentrated just above my left cheekbone.
The area is very tender (Like a bruise) and when I clench my teeth, a dull ache spreads throughout the upper jaw on the left.
And even feeld as if I have a mild tootheache on that Jaw.
If I sniff, if feels like a pencil has been shoved up my left nostril (I do apologise but I cant think of any other simmily).
I also get a pain in the left eye like that of a brain freeze.... like when one eats an ice lolly too fast.
And this is leading to a headache on the left side  of the head occasionally.
All this seems to have stemmed from the cold/flu I had last week and am sure it is a sinus related problem. The profile really does seem to fit that of "Maxillary sinus" problems.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance and I apologise for going on.
But it is being a sod to get over.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 3/24/2008 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Baz94
It sounds like it's possible that your cold caused you to get a sinus infection.  I get sinus infections frequently, and while I wouldn't use the same words as you to describe it, it sounds pretty similar to what I experience (over-the-counter sinus headache pills sometimes helped).  The best thing you can do is go to your doctor to find out what the problem is and what the best thing to do for it is.
I hope you start feeling better soon,
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/25/2008 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Liz

I have learned that "Piriton" syrup works quite well!
It doesn't completely eradicate it but it really has eased the pain big time.
I think I will pay the pharmacy a visit this week.

Thanks for the reply.

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/25/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to your Dr. It is probably a sinus infection. I waited to long on my sinus infection and ended up with over a month of constant pain. It just gets worse. I tried sinus meds. for a while before going and then they put me on z-pack. Did not work. Had to get prednisone Flonase, and follow up with more antibiotics. Predisone will make the swelling go down. prednisone helped. I do not like going to Dr's. but it was worth it.
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