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Persistent cold symtoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 20, 2007
  • 08:58 AM

At the beginning of last October I began to suffer bad cold symptoms which eased slightly for a few days now and then but then came right back, just as bad. Sore throat, coughing, sneezing and worst of all extremely congested sinuses, day and night. Have had 6 courses of antibiotics and though better than I was, still feel ill, like I have a cold that won't quit. I'm 40 something, non-smoker, non-drinker, fairly fit, not overweight and usually shrug off a cold quite easily. Any suggestions would be welcome, thanks.

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  • Sounds like chronic sinusitis. This can sometimes be relieved by antibiotics, but often the cause is fungal or viral, and antibiotics will not help and could make it worse. Get yourself a neti pot and learn to use this daily. It is extremely helpful to clear the nasal passages and let them do their job of filtering out toxins. When you nose is congested, it can't do that job and toxins accumulate and get trapped in the narrow sinus cavities. 6 courses of antibiotics - you must get your intestines back in balance with a good quality probiotic! Get the best quality you can afford, and take the full dose daily. This helps to rebuild your ravaged intestinal flora, which in turn will strengthen your immunity. Yogurt is okay, but not enough to do this in my opinion. Look into candida. This can cause chronic sinusitis, food intolerance, and other problems. Visit www.wholeapproach.com and www.candidasupport.org for more helpful info. Docs usually dismiss this. Find an alternative practitioner, acupuncture is very helpful for acute and chronic sinusitis. Visit www.acufinder.com to find one near you. Lastly, be patient, as it can take some time to get yourself back in balance!Best wishes.DOM
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    • February 20, 2007
    • 02:48 PM
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