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chronic sinusitis

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  • Posted By: dierdremccormick
  • December 2, 2006
  • 04:56 PM

I hope someone can help me. I have had chronic sinus infections for about 10 years. Three sinus surgeries - used to be on antibiotics ALL the time. About 1 yr. ago, a dr. put me on gentamycin and sporanox medicine that i wash my sinuses out with. 5 months ago, he added oral sporanox, 200 mg. twice a day. I'm still miserable. I have a huge amount of discharge from my sinuses which I have to irrigate with saline to remove. It is primarily white, but also some yellow present. The dr. was unable to find anything when he took a culture, but of course since I irrigate at least 6 times a day (or else i feel like I'm dying) I'm sure nothing showed up because he did not go deep enough - it seems that whatever is there is very deep within the sinuses. Lately, I have had terrible headaches, neck soreness, pain in my facial bones etc. I just can't stand living like this any more. Can anyone offer me any suggestions?
Thank you for listening,
Dierdre

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  • Look into Celiac Disease. Or wegener's.
    Angst2Amity 12 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 03:08 AM
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  • Chronic sinustitis is often caused by candida fungal overgrowth. Repeated courses of antibiotics may ease symptoms, but ultimately will make the condition worse. ENT docs just don't get this! It is good you irrigate your sinuses, but there is more you can try. Visit www.candidasupport.org and www.wholeapproach.com and try their suggestions. The best candida cleanse I have found is called THREELAC. Also, essential oils mixed with olive oil makes a very good compress. Try clove, oregano, thyme, eucalyptus to start. Rub this around the nose and maxillary sinuses. Follow with some heat, then a short time with ice. This is very helpful. Absolutely cut out all cheese and other dairy from your diet. Sugar as well. These are very mucus producing. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 03:49 AM
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  • I have had chronic sinusitis, surgeries, chronic tooth infections/loss, ear infections. Have used probiotics, cut out dairy, wheat, all sugars - even fruit, antibiotics, done candida flushes, even candida flushes of sinuses - I am not buying candida anymore! It is autoimmune or something. No allergies, no immune deficiencies. Candida does not explain everything - sometimes you have to use western medicine.
    Angst2Amity 12 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 03:57 AM
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  • I am a huge believer in western medicine - actually will be going to med school in a couple years. BUT I had a horrible sinus infection for over two years, and had been having chronic problems for 8 years. It was so bad it produced a smell that even my hubby could detect which was just embarassing. I was on multiple courses of very strong antibiotics and the infections would get better but never really go away. My sister got me this stupid (I thought) saltrock lamp that is supposed to be a natural ionizer, and I thought it was just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. However, my sinus infection went away when these lamps came into my home, and I have not had one since. It has been two years since I have had an infection. There are also 2 asthmatics living in my house, and their symptoms have drastically improved since the lamps made their entrance. No more nighttime coughing, and my stepson has not had a major attack or illness since we put one in his room. So, I don't know how you feel about these things, but even as a skeptic I have to say that these rocks drastically improved my life, and I recommend them to anyone with asthma, allergies, sinus problems, migraines, or chronic bronchitis. You can find them online. I am not saying this will fix your problem, and I am not saying to only trust natural things, because I myself don't. We need modern medicine IMO. I'm just making a suggestion that doesn't involve doing anything to, or putting anythng into your body. It worked for me and my family, and for my sisters and their families. :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 08:25 PM
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