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and forehead, toothache, reduced sense of smell and sore throat ( Rosenfeld, 2016). Sandy presented such symptoms upon listening to her and doing various examinations. Therefore, a diagnosis of acute sinusitis is likely. 2. Upper respiratory infection The disease is mainly caused by viruses, and people are usually vulnerable to it during winter and fall due to the humidity. Upper respiratory infection is associated with symptoms such as cough, nasal congestion, fever, runny nose, nasal breathing and sneezing. From the case study,
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CASE STUDY 4 Sandy complained of having a runny nose, frequent coughs and nasal congestion. Her symptoms are similar to the upper respiratory infection making it viable for a diagnosis. 3. Allergic rhinitis The disease also known as hay fever is caused by the body being allergic to some allergens such as pollen. Patients who have such a disorder are known to have various symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, coughing, headaches, sore throat and excessive fatigue. Patients who have had the disease complain of one or two symptoms when in contact with the allergen. Plan of Care There are various medications which will be prescribed to help relieve the symptoms and eventually be cured ( Pynnonen, Lynn, Kern, Akkina, Keshavarzi & Davis, 2015). The best plan of care to give to Sandy will be giving her Intranasal Corticosteroids Flonase on each nostril for a period not less than eight weeks. There are other remedies I would recommend she uses them at home such as mixing one teaspoon of salt with 8 ounces of warm water. The humified air coming from the mixture will help to improve the mucus membrane. In addition, I would encourage her to take more fluids. Therapeutic Options Open to Sandy Sandy can also be treated with the use of antibiotics which will fasten the rate of healing ( Rosenfeld, 2016). It is also important to note that the prescribed antibiotics have to be taken until completion even if symptoms disappear earlier. Discontinuing of the medication might result in the symptoms recurring.
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CASE STUDY 5 Signs and Symptoms Most Indicative of Sinusitis There are various signs and symptoms which occur when your nasal cavities have been infected leading to sinusitis. Various sinuses exist on an individual’s face, hence when an infection occurs, parts below the eyes and behind the nose start to hurt. Later, an individual feels pain on the forehead which tends to lead to a headache. Nasal discharge will also be evident like in Sandy’s case, and the color of the mucus is yellow or green. Nasal congestion may occur which will affect the way an individual breaths through their nose. Furthermore, one will not be able to smell or taste anything. In some instances, the discharge from the sinuses tends to go back
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