SINUSITIS...I need help

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stutterbug
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   Posted 1/13/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello. Should Doxy help with this sinusitis problem? I just read that the chronic condition can be caused by bacteria....What a coinsedence! Anyway, I have been living with this for well over a year. Did any of you deal with this and did abx help?

dorit
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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
hi stutterbug! for some years sinusitis was my second name... (at least in german this makes sence to say I am VERY familiar with it - literally translated I don`t know) so ok: they always told me doxy is real hard stuff for ENT infections, it is not common here to use it against sinusitis but it can be used againt it (also listed under scope of application on my package of doxy). Have you been taking doxy lately ?? maybe then it would make sence so switch to another abx which also fights sinusitis to make sure you eliminate the bacteria instead of make them happy with developing resistance. That is what I would think.
For supporting the cure inhalations with some drops of pure lavender oil or incense oil form India (if one can stand the smell) helped me a lot to get rid of sinusitis and gave me some relief- both of them are germicidal. I like these far more than stuff like eucalyptus - this is way too "strong" for my nose.
Hope you will get rid of the sinusitis quickly! dorit

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   Posted 1/13/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Augmentin or amoxicillin are some better options for sinusitis. I think doxy is much better for other infections such as chronic bronchitis etc.
 
Another possibility is yeast or allergies to molds in your house. Eventually after long term abx, you will get a nice buildup of yeast in your nose. 9 times out of 10, 2-3 weeks of diflucan can wipe it out and bring things back in check. You will know what i'm talking about when you get a runny nose for the first 2-3 days after starting diflucan.
 
If it is indeed a bacterial infection, switching to a different abx besides doxy should do the trick.

Maureen21
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   Posted 1/13/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmmm..... maybe that is what is going on with my left ear. it feels clogged all the time. no infection though. i should probably try an antifungal, maybe it will drain then!

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   Posted 1/13/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
dorit: The saying translates to sinusitis was your middle name. :) Same idea, just people here say middle instead of second!

Stutterbug (and Maureen): you might want to try a nettipot. I have really bad allergies and I started using one last spring. I haven't used it this winter, but I'll probably go back it it again when my allergies get bad. It's kind of gross, but basically you pour a warm saline solution through your nose. It goes through your sinus cavities and comes out the other nostril. It feels like you just breathed in a giant noseful of water in a swimming pool, but it's really supposed to help clear out the sinuses. It also helps to wash out allergens or other things that are sitting there inside your nose.
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   Posted 1/13/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Alfers beat me to it.
You cannot beat a sinus irragation to beat sinus troubles. It works like a charm. You can also add 3 drops of oil of oregano to the salt water. The oil kills all the bad guys!
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dorit
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   Posted 1/13/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks alfers for letting me know!

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   Posted 1/13/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
alfers said...
dorit: The saying translates to sinusitis was your middle name. :) Same idea, just people here say middle instead of second!

Stutterbug (and Maureen): you might want to try a nettipot. I have really bad allergies and I started using one last spring. I haven't used it this winter, but I'll probably go back it it again when my allergies get bad. It's kind of gross, but basically you pour a warm saline solution through your nose. It goes through your sinus cavities and comes out the other nostril. It feels like you just breathed in a giant noseful of water in a swimming pool, but it's really supposed to help clear out the sinuses. It also helps to wash out allergens or other things that are sitting there inside your nose.




I have a nutty pot too - works well. rolleyes
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stutterbug
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   Posted 1/13/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, yah! I cant wait to get that netty pot, or what ever the heck it called!!!! I need some relief!!!! oh, yah!!!!

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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
stutterbug, you can get a nettipot at a healthfood store or online, and make sure you buy the salt from them too. It's a high-quality salt you have to use, not just normal table salt or sea salt. Good luck!
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   Posted 1/14/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
My LLMD said about 1 year ago, that Chronic Sinus issues can be from yeast. Me being chronic! De-Yeast meds (diflucan) made a HUGE difference for me. I have been off the Diflucan for about 6-7 weeks now and guess what...gross yucky thick down the back of your throat crud AGAIN!

LLMD put me back on Diflucan yesterday. Here's hoping you get some relief soon!

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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Bitten, you are so right. Systemic Candida causes a lot of infection in the body b/c the yeast is VERY hard on the immune system.
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rvnut
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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
It's my understanding that sinus infections start bacterial and then become fungal. I've had good luck with tea tree oil because it is antibacterial, antifungal and penetrates. I use a water soluble tea tree oil in a saline solution applicator. Just be sure to start with a weak solution in order to avoid irritating sensitive tissues. This has helped a lot of folks with chronic sinus problems.

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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Tea tree oil is not safe to use internally. For sinus control tea tree oil should be used by rubbing a few drops of the oil on the nose and sinuses and/or rub the oil on the chest. The vapors may be inhaled by adding five drops of the oil to a bowl of steaming hot water or to a vaporizor.
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   Posted 1/16/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   

First thing you might want to try is Oil of oregano mixed with olive leaf extract before taking the diflucan plunge. This combo is often all that is needed to take care of a vast host of organisms.

I've tried oil oregano by itself and it is 100x more exciting when olive leaf is added. The first few days on this mix will be rather rough. This combination can cause viruses to show their ugly face in some cases. It also has a strong effect against yeast, bacteria and some parasites. It could even possess biofilm destroying properties. Following the first dose you will be rather fatigued and experience different herxheimer type reactions, depending on what you are infected with.

I won't mention a certain brand on this site. If anyone wants any info just email me. There are certain ways to take this mix. I myself started at like 5-10 drops and went up to about 50-100 max per day. After the first few days of sluggishness, you will experience more and more energy. (note: do not take 8 hours before bed, insomnia could result, yes it is that strong)

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