Hello Julie. I also have CF - had alot of sinus problems in the past as well. When you kiss her - does she taste like salt? Feel free to give her a little lick LOL I dont think she'll mind. if she tastes overly salty then I would take her back for a second sweat test.
You mentioned an allergy to cats. Do you have carpets? Probably alot of cat dander in there (vaccuming and steam cleaning just push it deeper). In this case removal of the carpet may be something to consider. My folks removed all the carpets in our house and my lungs got a LOT better. Put in laminate flooring instead (Wilson Art or Formica are the two GOOD brands of laminate).
Do you have a hepa air purifier? You can pick them up at K-Mart etc etc (just single room jobbies) - I'd put one into her bedroom to help remove any possible allergens from the air.
I would also consider the presence of any moulds in the house - focus on doorframes, under leaky cabinets, around the bathtub etc. If you find ANY use bleach and scrub for all you're worth.
All of the above will affect sinus's as well as lungs. Just to cover the bases. If you need more help, feel free to email me.
The yeast infection is likely caused by the antibiotics - thats an unfortunate side effect. I would advise yogurt if you are looking to clear it up naturally, it works wonders! Try to avoid the sugar-filled kind as that feeds the yeast infection. Natural sugars seem to be OK but if you pick it up and look and the first ingredient is sugar, glucose or fructose then put it back LOL.
I certainly hope that your daughter doesn't have CF, but if she does, its not the end of the world anymore. With good management she can live a relatively normal life. Please keep us posted! :)
I hope this helps,
Post Edited (Tayra) : 11/26/2005 12:44:59 AM (GMT-7)