Balloon treatment for chronic sinusitis ....

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lizziebear
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   Posted 4/20/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Good evening all.
I am hearing a new treatment for chronic sinusitis is less invasive than surgery. Has any one heard of balloon sinuplasty and does it work?
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Thanks. Liz.

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/21/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never heared about it, but if it can help, sure would says WOOHOO............
try a google search on it, might get some info...............
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BIAGINA
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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi
How long have you had this and do you get frequent sinus attacks ??

I was misdiagnosed with chronic  sinusitis and bronchitis for years. Just want to pass an idea along to you.

I have PIDD which is Primary Imune Deficeiency Disease-learned that at age 57.

I did not do well even after sinus surgery and my ENT suggested it. When I was tested , I learned I had a genetic disease. Just wanted to pass that along in case it helps. It is  a simple blood test.  and if you have more than 4 sinus episodes a year,   it is recommended. To learn more go on www.primaryimmune.org

I am treated with IVIG every 3 weeks at home.

Betty



lizziebear
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   Posted 4/27/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and thanks to all who replied.

Betty I will definitely check out that link - thanks!

I did do a Google search for Balloon Sinuplasty and found a lot of very encouraging information. Sounds like it works and it much less invasive than sinus surgery -- woo-hoo!

Also found this video:
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/balloons/video/x7t88b_raval-on-balloon-sinuplasty_tech

Intersting stuff! Thanks again to all.

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LH

dencha
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   Posted 5/2/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lizziebear,
Just thought I'd check...do you do daily nasal washings? I started them about 15 years ago, and very soon found relief from my constant sinus infections. I was wondering...
Denise

BIAGINA
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   Posted 5/2/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Denise

I use sinus rinse (the premeasured packages you put in a bottle and squirt into nasal passage) more in the winter as it is warm

I use ENT SOL 4-6x a day , especially in high pollen season

I also have two prescription nasal sprays NasalcortAQ and Astepro
These are changed or adjusted by my allergist as needed

Because I have primary iimune deficiency disease, I am also on IVIG (which is gamaglobulin antibodies that I need by IV) every 3 weeks @35 Grams and also I am on a daily antibiotic

Now, if they only had a cure for this!! and for arthritis, I would be so happy.

Betty

dencha
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   Posted 5/3/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betty,
I do a different type of nasal wash that was recommended by my allergist. I do it twice a day (at least...more during pollen season--when I come home from a big exposure) year round.

This washing is done as follows:
1. Put some salt in a pint container (any container is fine...when I travel, I use a glass/cup, whatever is available).

2. Add very warm water.

3. Lean over a sink. Sniff water up nose fully...as far as it can go--(some will come out your mouth) then let it drain back out into the sink.

4. If it seems like the water is too salty (I don't measure), add additional warm water and repeat.

5. If my sinuses are very involved, I do more than one wash at a time.

6. After the wash is complete, I blow my nose to get all mucous out.

7. That's when I spray my nose with 2 sprays each of Astelin (antihistamine) and Flonase (steroid/anti-inflammatory).

I don't know if this procedure will help you, but as I said, it has made a tremendous difference in my sinuses. Before I started the procedure regularly, I was headed towards sinus surgery as well. Thankfully, this did the trick. I do it religiously, though. I never skip it.

Good luck, Betty!
Denise

lizziebear
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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. Really loving reading the responses. I have done some rinsing which sometimes helps and sometimes does not. I am trying to get into my doctor this week to talk to her about balloon sinuplasty. Really hopeful about this one. and would still love to hear from anyone who has had it done or knows anyone who has.
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Be Well!!!!
-LBH
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