Hi Stacie, I'm sorry you are dealing with this. I don't have sinus problems but I know a lot of people out here that are really suffering because of the allergies and everything bloming. Mine is always my lungs. I take anti _b's 3 days a week but last week she put me on some heavy duty ones because I couldn't breath. They didn't hlp at all. I asked her for more and she said no. She said I'd just have t deal with it until the humidity lets up. .Easy for her to say!
I hope your rheumy can help ya
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Marji and Stacie - I'm pretty sure the nasal spray you are describing but can't remember the name of is called Xclear. It's an all natural nasal wash with a xylitol (sugar, I think) base, as opposed to a saline (salt) base. It seems to work so much better than Ocean Spray. I used to have lots of sinus infection- and dryness was a big part of that until I tried the Xclear. I am religious about using it now before I go to bed and whenever else my sinuses start hurting or feeling dry. Keeping those membranes hydrated is really important. The neti pot is also very helpful, especially in the middle of an infection with a lot of congestion. But for maintenance and prevention I'm really sold on the Xclear - and though it's pricey - is worth every penny when you compare it to dr. visits and avoiding yet another Rx drug!