Q&A: I had a sinus infection and have a lot of pain. What can you suggest?

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I have an issue with my right nostril causing pain, which I was treated for sinus infection but there is still pain that comes back. Flonase and an antibiotic azithromycin was used. What can you suggest?

- John


Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD - LocateADoc.com

As you would expect, it is difficult to diagnose a possible skin problem without actually seeing it. Since you mentioned a recent sinus infection treated with an antibiotic and nasal steroid, the current is probably related, and likely a benign skin irritation from the recent infection and medications used. The initial therapy would be using either topical hydro-cortisone ointment or just Vaseline regularly for 5-7 days. If you don't see any improvement or if it worsens, you should consult back with your treating doctor.

--Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD
Stuart, FL

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