Sinusitis, What It Is and What Can Be Done

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Teri16
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   Posted 10/6/2005 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Sinusitis

What are sinuses?

There are spaces in the bones of your face called sinuses.  They are behind the eyebrows, your cheeks and even the jaw.  A fluid (mucus) actually cleans dust and bacteria from the air that you are breathing in.  This occurs because you also have tiny little hairs in your nose and sinuses (cilia) that move this mucus out and helps drain it out of your nose.

Symptoms That Dr.'s Look For... 

"Facial pain or pressure, Fatigue Bad breath, Fever, Tooth pain, Cough, Ear pressure, Facial congestion or fullness, Nasal obstruction, Thick & discolored drainage, Change in taste or smell, Headache, Fatigue, Bad breath, Fever, Tooth pain, Cough and Ear pressure"

Treatments

"The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis."

When all else fails, then surgery becomes an option.  The following links are added to help you find more out  and where I found my information.

Hugs, Teri   tongue

http://familydoctor.org/686.xml
http://american-rhinologic.org/patientinfo.diagnosis.phtml
http://www.entnet.org/healthinfo/sinus/sinus_surgery.cfm


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Teri16
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   Posted 10/7/2005 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Wishing you all a great day!  You, too, Sis!! yeah
 
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/9/2005 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Sinusitis and Antibiotic Use

"The following symptoms may indicate the presence of a bacterial infection in your sinuses:

  • Pain in your cheeks or upper back teeth
  • A lot of bright yellow or green drainage from your nose for more than 10 days
  • No relief from decongestants, and/or
  • Symptoms that get worse instead of better after your cold is gone."

This is a great article to read if you are wondering why your Dr. put you on antibiotics, or why he/or she did not.  Check it out!  Hugs, Teri tongue

http://www.entnet.org/healthinfo/sinus/antibiotics_sinusitis.cfm
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/9/2005 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Sinusitis and Herbal Use

The Eucalyptus tree has shown over the years that it has many uses - one of those uses is in colds, flu's, even asthma along with coughing and Sinusitis.

By inhaling the 'medicinal' ingredient (Eucalyptol) it loosens up mucus aiding in coughing, soothes mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and throat. 

"The oil's germ-fighting actions may reduce the risk of a secondary respiratory infections."
http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/
substances_view/1,1525,778,00.html

 


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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 10/9/2005 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to have sinus infections all the time.Finally I told my Dr "we're getting 99% of it.the 1% left is wreaking havoc the rest of the time so lets kill it 100%.He gave me a dose of Rocephin followed up with 10 days of Cipro.I haven't had a sinus infection since,that was 5 yrs ago..............

SnowyLynne


Teri16
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   Posted 10/9/2005 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, SnowyLynne! tongue
 
It's always good to hear what helped someone else!
 
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