Repeat Turbinate Reduction? Tired of suffering....
I had turbinate reduction surgery over a year and a half ago due to repeat sinus infections, stuffiness at night, trouble with nasal congestion. Things went beautifully after surgery and I had no infections, was able to breathe easily. During the past 3-4 months I have been having multiple sinus infections, constant nasal drainage, and at night when I lay down I am unable to breathe through my nose.
A CT of my sinuses was clear and I have had allergy testing which did not reveal anything significant. I do remember when I had the first turbinate reduction that the ENT said the surgery may need to be repeated. I made an appointment to go back to him on Monday.
Is there a possibility that my surgery would have to be repeated? I am tired of suffering. I am constantly blowing my nose, dealing with painful sinus pressure and headaches, and at night it is hard to sleep. I have been doing sinus rinses, along with medications constantly. No luck! I have no tonsils but do have my adenoids.
You could have a sinus infection in your upper sinuses. In many cases, it is a fungal infection that causes a constant allergic reaction. This is a recent discovery. Google "Dr. Jens Ponikau" to see his research on this subject.
Sinus rinses are useless in your situation, due to gravity. A Sinus Flush will overcome gravity. Use hypertonic saline, which will shrink the swollen tissues. You may also try nettle leaf capsules, which are a source of magnesium, which some studies have shown to lessen allergic reactions.
The Flip-Turn Sinus Flush is mildly risky, because you have to bend over to do it, preferably in a shower, but you can also do it outside on soft ground, or you can kneel down and lean over a bathtub with the shower running.
In my personal experience, before I invented the flush, I was unable to breathe through my nose at all, even when I didn't have an active sinus infection. My turbinates work well, now.
The feedback on turbinate reduction, at least on this forum, is less than favorable.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.