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Sinus infection with vomiting ?

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I initially went to the doctor for treatment of chronic congestion (like swollen tissue blockage maybe) and also chronic rhinits (clear, watery discharge) whenever the weather is hot, or I get hot flashes, or when I become active.

The doctor examined me and said I had a sinus infection. I was surprised since I did not have any discolored discharge nor the normal facial pain. I have been getting headaches on the very top of my head but did not realize that could be sinus related.

I have been on the Cefdninir and the nasal spray for 8 days now. I had nausea and vomiting the first couple of days after diagnosis and starting meds. That has happened 2 more times this week. My head will hurt around my eyes (did not before meds), top of head, and pressure pain in my cervical spine area. Then I get so nauseated that I have to lie down and will also have vomiting. I don't know if these new symptoms are related to the sinus infection. My F/U appt with doctor is in 3 days.


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replied April 18th, 2009
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According to the symptoms you reported, you might be experiencing sinusitis. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses. You might have experienced postnasal drip which would explain why you did not notice nasal discharge. If the inflammation spreads it might cause meningitis. Meningitis is an inflammation of the serous layers around the brain. It is characterized with increased irritability of the nervous system, stiffened and painful neck, and increased sensitivity to light, fever, nausea and perhaps vomiting. This condition is considered serious so you might want to visit emergency service in order to rule out this condition or to confirm it and to take all the needed measures.


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