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Chronic Sinusitis

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  • Posted By: HelpinOhio
  • January 9, 2009
  • 01:17 AM

I recently found out that I had this, although not confirmed by a doctor yet.

I would say Ive had this to some degree for at least the last 3 years if not longer. I have all the symptoms of it. Constant pressure around head and face, some trouble breathing, can blow nose any day of the year. Ive also had blood in my phlegm a lot of times. All the other symptoms also. Im not sure if allergies also contribute to it or not.

Do you know of any good treatments for this?

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  • If you're sneezing,take an antihistamine-decongestant.Otherwise,warm compresses over the sinuses helps.If the nasal discharge is yellow or green,you'll probably need an antibiotic.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 02:04 PM
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  • Sinusitis can be very persistent. Even if it is bacterial in origin, antibiotics do not always help in the long run. Since you have had it for such a long time, you might need a sinus rinse preformed by a doctor. This gives an immediate relief. In any case I should recommend seeing an ENT doctor. I also recommend decongestants for your nose and lifting up your bed’s head board a little, this to diminish the swelling and to facilitate the air access into the sinus cavity. And yes, allergies can give sinusitis. Good luck! :)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 10, 2009
    • 07:56 PM
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  • I'm not sure if this would even pertain to you but I had year round sinusitis that was not at all treatable ( fixed deviated septum, had sinuses scrapped etc). I ended up at a rheumatologist because I had a few other odd symptoms and was actually diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease (although there are common ones that affect the sinuses as well). From there I was admitted to the Cleavland Clinic to verify the disease but having that treated has helped immensely with the sinus pain/pressure/stuffiness. Sinus pain is NOT an easy thing to live with! Hope you have a great doctor and all possibilities are being considered!
    wegeners1 1 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 02:14 AM
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  • I suffered from sinusitis and have found real relief with the following: 1. netipot or Dr. NeilMed's sinus rinse. Do this every day, twice a day, just like you brush your teeth. This helps to cleanse and clear the sinus passages. Takes some getting used to at first, but is just brilliant. 2. At first signs of sinus pain/yellow nasal discharge that is sticky: I take a good quality Oil of Oregano product and take tons of this until I feel my symptoms subsiding...this is usually for a day or two, then I decrease dosage. Cannot recommend this highly enough - it is fantastic. Nature's way makes a good one, so does NOW vitamins. 3. MUCINEX. I recommend this over a decongestant. Decongestants are way too drying and will cause your sinus passages to become impacted, furthering your chance of infection. Plain mucinex, at 1200 mg twice a day, will help thin your mucus secretions and drain your sinuses. It works especially at the first sign of sinusitis symptoms. 4. Lastly NAET has helped me the most. NAET is amazing, but I know it is not for everyone. Please research this treatment if you suffer from allergies, which are often the cause of chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. This is the first winter I have not had a full on sinus infection in four years. It is heaven! Sinusitis is awful. These suggestions above really worked for me. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 05:33 AM
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