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Lots of pressure in head cheeks eyes and jaw....

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23 Jun 2013

Lots of pressure in head cheeks eyes and jaw. Clogged ear and pain in neck near skull. This has been happening for three days. I also have diarreaha. No stuffy nose or congestion. Clear mucus. What is happening? Do I need the emergency room?
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23 Jun 2013

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23 Jun 2013
Family Physician
Family Physician
Have you ever had these symptoms before? Are you taking any medications? Do you smoke?
23 Jun 2013
Customer reply
23 Jun 2013
I've been having these on and off since December. I take Ativan and yes I do smoke.
23 Jun 2013
Doctor's response
23 Jun 2013
Family Physician
Family Physician
I would suggest stopping (or at least reducing) your smoking since this can contribute to these symptoms. Some or all of your symptoms could be caused by some allergies. You could try one of the over-the-counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec or Claritin. Another possibility is a chronic sinus infection. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be "congested" to have a sinus infection. I would suggest seeing your personal physician or an urgent care clinic for an examination to see if a course of antibiotics would be appropriate.
23 Jun 2013
Customer reply
23 Jun 2013
None of these symptoms point to a brain tumor or meningitis or something scary like that correct?
23 Jun 2013
Doctor's response
23 Jun 2013
Family Physician
Family Physician
Based on your description - I do not believe that this represents a brain tumor or meningitis. However, if your symptoms are getting suddenly worse, you should seek emergency medical care.
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