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fever, swollen glands, bruised feeling

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I have had a sinus infection since February and on two different antibiotics, Augmentin 500mg for 14 days, then two weeks later I was on Levoquin for 20 days. I have had a low grade fever, swollen glands in my right side of neck and a bruised feeling in the occipital area, as well as my neck muscles in spasms. The ENT Dr. I went to see, insists I have allergies and sleep apnea. Could this be true? or could there be a more serious problem with this?


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replied April 28th, 2014
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Lymphoma Answer A46899
hi there
there is nothing to worry
without a proper history and examination,its very difficult to diagnose.
the differential diagnosis could be simple sinusitis or tonsillitis.
or infectious mononucleosis.
allergy cannot be ruled out as well.
Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to several minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally shallow breathing event is called a hypopnea.
there is often a complain of snoring ,tiredness,day sleeping.if your partner or family member have told you about any problem in your sleep then you shall undergo a test called polysomnography which is overnight sleep test or "sleep study".

consult an ent specialist.
i would like to do culture from throat swab,x ray paranasal sinuses,ct of the para nasal sinuses.
full blood count.
esr.
crp.
meanwhile continue your medication as prescribed.

thanks for asking
regards


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