Is there any additional subjective or objective information you need for this client? Explain. I would be sure to get an accurate medical history. This would include his current list of medications including OTC medications, past medical history, family history, and smoking history. I would ask Mr. JD what’s alleviate or make his symptoms better. I would also as Mr.JD if he has a history of asthma, bronchitis or chronic sinusitis, allergies. For objective information, I would get a complete set of vital signs, assess for SOB, nasal congestion or blockage, facial pain or pressure, double vision or difficulty seeing, and stiff neck . Would you treat Mr. JDs cold? Why or why not? The main difference between the symptoms of a cold and sinus infection is how long they linger. The classic presentation of acute sinusitis is the cold that doesn’t go away. Patients have fever, nasal congestion, and facial pain (Worth, 2016). A cold typically have a runny nose for two to three days, followed by a stuffy nose for two to three days. After that, most people begin to feel better. A sinus infection usually hang around for seven days or more. Based on Mr. JD’s symptoms and the fact that he has not been getting better and his symptoms have worsened, it appears that Mr. JD is suffering from sinusitis. Sinusitis or sinus infections is inflammation of the
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- Summer '16
- Allergy, amoxicillin, nasal congestion, Sinusitis, sinus infection, Rhinorrhea