Chronic Sinusitis

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  1. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    Anyone here experience(d) chronic sinusitis? I ask 'cause fluid behind my eardrums is a symptom of mine. I was prescribed Amoxicillin and Ceterizine.
     
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  2. Conntribution

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    Yeah, chiefly when I was younger and more healthy......mostly allergies and clogged Eustachian tubes. When I would blow the horn, fluid would shoot up the tubes, get stuck and play hell with my hearing and balance.
    Used to have plastic cannulae inserted in the tubes for drainage. As I got older and less healthy I didn't need them anymore. Whatever it was resolved itself.
     
  3. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Had it for years, was treated with all kinds of antibiotics, finally my ENT doctor said it was cause by a crooked septum that needed a surgically corrected... my mother had had the same operation (my ENT specialist was the son of her doctor), and all her life afterwards was unable to whistle, so I declined that offer with thanks and changed my ENT specialist. He recommended inhalations with two or three drops of eucalytus oil in warm water, twice daily...
    AND THE PROBLEM DISAPPEARED FOR GOOD!
     
  4. BustedChops

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    Best to get multiple opinions. Surgical procedure should only be considered if a real diagnosis is made. Have you tried using the nasal irrigation with saline. At first it is very daunting and annoying. But daily use over the course of weeks can open things up. Use the largest nasal irrigation pot or bottle. Don't mess with the little netti pots. They run out of fluid before things are even flushed.
     
  5. Brad-K

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    I second the vote for saline solution nasal irrigation....in a big way. If you have allergies, a hepa filter running in your bedroom while you sleep and whenever else makes a HUGE difference. But saline works great. Use filtered water, or boil your tap water first (make sure it's not boiling when you put it up your nose :lol:)--never use water right out of the faucet. Salt without Iodine is the smoothest, or they sell little packets that you mix. When away from your netti rig, or whatever (I have a water-pik setup that I use on the low setting), carry a can of Arm and Hammer Saline spray. It's the best. Just a spritz here and there through the day. Yeah, daily and regular saline washes will take care of that. I think I'll go do that right now.
     
  6. Conntribution

    Conntribution Fortissimo User

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    With a hop and a skip, and a post-nasal drip. Spray salt up your nose and the moldy snot grows.
     
  7. mush-mouth

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  8. Brad-K

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    That's why I said never use tap water.
     
  9. mush-mouth

    mush-mouth Pianissimo User

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    Yeah, I get it now :-) I was thinking maybe you meant that the chlorine in municipal tap water would dry out the mucous membranes or some relatively mild irritant like that, but I didn't realize you meant there was an actual horror of brain-eating parasites :-o

    Then again, I suppose that would technically mean the abatement of chronic sinusitis related symptoms.
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Recipe kind sir??!!
     

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