my boyfriend has had chronic sinus problems since i met him, it's been on and off for over a year. The doctors keep putting him on antibiotics, steroids, OTC sinus and nasal medications, etc. These things make the situation temporarily better, but it always comes back. His chest X-rays were fine, he's been using saline nasal wash and things like neosporin on the cuts inside his nose, and he smokes abut a pack a day. He eats well and takes vitamins. He is constantly in pain and blowing his nose. I've said it could be chronic sinus infection and the smoking isn't helping, but now with the sores inside the nose, it seems to be getting worse. He says he's had maybe two weeks of relief from it in the past year and a half.
Here are the symptoms:
constant stuffed nose - one nostril always blocked
gashes, open sores, cuts inside the nose that don't seem to heal
mild wet cough
your help is appreciated!