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Chronic Sinus Congestion...24/7

I have sinus congestion 24 hours a day.  I am taking Singulair, Zyrtec...I have tried Nasonex, Flonase, etc.  I started allergy shots about 8 months ago.  The only relief I get is from Afrin, and that doesn't even last the 12 hours.  (I don't want to hear about how you shouldn't take it for more than 3 days either!)  My family doctor had put me on the Z-pack and Biaxin and it works for a SHORT period of time, if at all, and then I go back to the congestion.  I have had a CAT scan that shows some inflammation, but does show that I am draining.  

Anyone have any suggestions.  My family doc doesn't really want to treat me anymore because it is "chronic" so I need to make an appt. with an ENT.  I feel like I am at a dead end!  I am miserable EVERY day, and get headache's from the congestion.  I can't sleep from the Sudafed, so I try not to take that a lot either.

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Avatar universal
If your doctor is prescribing antibiotics, and they are working a little but not a lot, then the doctor has diagnosed a sinus infection.  The reason the antibiotics may not be working is that infected mucus becomes encapsulated and antibiotics won't penetrate it.   The Mayo Clinic figured this out, and I found a way to remove the infected mucus.  Regular sinus irrigation often doesn't work, because gravity won't allow saline to get into the upper sinuses, where your infection is probably lodged, but this technique defeats gravity.  It will also shrink the inflamed tissues and open you up for further drainage.  It should take about 3 or 4 days of flushing before the infected mucus comes out.


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, or perhaps a plastic basin or tub, with the shower running for steam.

Good luck
757137 tn?1347196453
At least two of your medications are for allergies. Are you allergic? Do you have asthma?

I relieved sinus my sinus problem in a moronically simple manner. I took large doses of vitamin B5. B5 is a mucus thinner and an anti-inflammatory. I took 1000 mg daily. You can start with 500 and go to 1000 if it doesn't help enough. There are no side effects and no rebound. Also take about 500 mg of vitamin C daily. That is also an anti-inflammatory. For immediate relief, tip you head back and drip saline into each nostril. Then take a couple of good sniffs. If the passages are still blocked, drip more saline.

None of the above is toxic. Give it a try. The pharmaceutical companies won't make any money on you. That is an additional benefit.
757137 tn?1347196453
I almost forgot - cut back on sugar. It is inflammatory.
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