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  • Posted By: Marcelo2988
  • January 16, 2008
  • 02:47 AM

Hi. For about a little more than a year now i have had problems with what i believe are swollen turbinates. I went to sleep one night a year ago and woke up the next morning with a huge bump next to my eye filled with fluid. I put clearasil on it a couple nights in a row and the size diminished but it never totally went away. I went to several eye doctors and they told me it wasn't a cyst and my eyes were perfectly healthy. Four months later i began to form a bump on the side of my other eye. The size fluctuated on a day to day basis and seemed to get better when i put clearasil on it. Recently the swelling began to get worse next to my eyes and in the upper portion of my nose. It makes it look as if my eyes are way closer to eachother than they actually are and this is very uncomfortable for me. I went to my physician last week and got a blood test done as well as a urine test and the lab results came back showing nothing unusual. My doctor noticed my nose looked inflamed and noticed the fluid buildup next to my eyes. He told me he believes it is caused by allergies. I immediately disagreed because i never experience a runny nose, hardly ever sneeze, and don't show normal symptoms associated with allergies. He informed me that sometimes you could be allergic to things in the air and the only symptom you experience is swelling of the nose. Certain particles may upset my turbinates and cause them to swell up and send tears from the tear duct up to my eyes and that is the fluid that is accumulating in that area. My doctor gave me nasonex to try and after using it three days the problem got about 80% better. My eyes began to resume their normal shape and the fluid seemed to be decreasing. My upper nose also started to lose its swelling. I was extremely happy and thought that my swelling would completely subside after a couple more days of using the nasonex. After about the 5th day of using it though the fluid began to return. It has been 8 days since i started using the nasonex and the problem is not getting much better. My problem is a lot better now than before i saw my doctor but i fear it will not totally take care of the fluid buildup and swelling. If anyone can please help me with this i would really appreciate it. I want to know what i can do to get ride of the nasal swelling and the fluid buildup next to my eyes. I would also like to know if my problem is indeed being caused by allergies. Thank you.

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  • I think if it were your turbinates, your breathing would be blocked. Dacryocystitis is infection of the lacrimal sac. The lacrimal sac is a small chamber into which tears drain. Usually, dacryocystitis results from a blockage of the nasolacrimal duct, which leads from the lacrimal sac into the nose. Dacryocystitis may occur suddenly (acute) or be longstanding (chronic). In acute infection, the area around the lacrimal sac is painful, red, and swollen. The eye becomes red and watery and oozes pus. Slight pressure applied to the lacrimal sac may push pus through the opening at the inner corner of the eye, near the nose. Fever is common.Often the infection is mild, and most symptoms disappear. Sometimes, an infection causes fluid to be retained in the lacrimal sac; a large fluid-filled lacrimal sac is called a mucocele. An abscess may form and rupture through the skin, creating a passage for drainage.An acute infection is treated with oral or intravenous antibiotics. Applying warm compresses to the area several times a day also helps. If an abscess develops, surgery is performed to open and drain it. For chronic infections, the blocked nasolacrimal duct may be opened with a probe or by surgery. In rare instances, surgical removal of the entire lacrimal sac may be necessary.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 00:11 PM
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  • Watch out for the dreaded cell phones! :eek: Are you a cell phone user? Allergic Reactions Enhanced by Cell Phone Use: http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/313/
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 09:46 PM
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  • Watch out for the dreaded cell phones! :eek:I have kept myself from saying something about this. I don't know what happened to Blaze but there must have been some trauma. Every post is about Lyme and Cell phones. I guess nobody was sick before cell phones...
    John_Wolf 8 Replies
    • January 31, 2008
    • 00:49 AM
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  • What! It's not Lyme disease? Surely you've had this symptom also, Blaze.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 31, 2008
    • 01:14 PM
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