Hi there! I haven't had the chance to welcome you to Healingwell sooooo welcome! :) I agree with you that waiting as long as possible for surgery is probably a good thing. I haven't heard too many good stories either. But if you have to have it done then it has to be done. Repetitive use of antibiotics is not good and can only make things more difficult for you further down the road because your body may not be able to properly fight an infection that has mutated or become resistant to that antibiotic. This is really a question for an ENT but some suggestions would be boost your immune system by taking either zinc or vitamin C. Also make sure you are taking a multivitamin every day. You can try cleansing your sinuses every now and then. I haven't tried this but it sounds like a good idea. If you have allergies, be sure to keep them in check. Doctors say that allergies don't lead to sinus infections but I find that hard to believe. When I kept getting sinus infections, my allergies were always at their worse. Another more drastic approach would be to have your tonsils or adnoids removed if you haven't already had that. I was like you, getting sinus infections every time I turned around but I had my tonsils and adnoids removed about 6 years ago and haven't had one since. It's been super!
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