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Eliza143
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   Posted 2/16/2011 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I've gone to the doctor. He says it's a sinus infection. He gave me antibiotics and nasal spray. They don't seem to be helping. I wake up and feel like someone has beat my head over and over again. My throat is sensative...not exactly sore...but sensitive and a little painful. My ears throb. I have goo oozing down the back of my throat. Pressure between my eyes..
 
ugh...
 
Why wont these antibiotics work already...  confused
 
 
 

Red_34
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   Posted 2/16/2011 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you are feeling poorly. I have had a lot of sinus infections in the past so I can definitely relate! How long have you been on antibiotics and what kind? Can you take OTC sinus meds to help alleviate the pain?
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Eliza143
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   Posted 2/16/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on Cefuroxime Axetil 500mg. And I've been taking them since Feb 8th. And for some reason, otc meds never seem to work for me. Its a curse really. =\

Red_34
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   Posted 2/16/2011 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried rinsing your sinuses out by using a Netti Pot or a saline nose spray?

Were you blowing yellow or green mucous? If not, it may not be a sinus infection but possibly allergies. My daughter gets that way sometimes. Her head just hurts along with her ears and sinuses. She has severe allergies to almost everything. Have you tried any allergy med beside the nasal spray?
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Eliza143
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   Posted 2/16/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard of the Netti Pot...but I'll be honest and say that I scared to death to try it...I can barely use nose spray..I hate things going up my nose.

I have tried benadryl, but I dont see a major difference. Maybe this is just something that I'm going to have to let run its coarse.

Thank you for your advice by the way!

Alcie
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   Posted 2/16/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
The problem with sinus infections is they often don't go away with only 1 treatment.

I use a little teapot instead of an official "netti" pot. It's not scarey, doesn't hurt at all. I make up a mix of 1 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baby shampoo. I keep what I am not using immediately in a little cream pitcher, wash the pot after each use - to keep from recontaminating my nose.

I'm on diflucan in case the infection is mold or yeast. It seemed to help for a while.

I'm using a home brew of bactroban melted in water and put back into a spray bottle without the wax, which sticks to the sides of the glass cup I use to melt it in.

Since other antibacterials haven't made the infection go away completely, I'm on clindamycin in case the bug is an anerobe.

I tried an allergy nose spray, but all I got from that was side effects. I take allergy shots weekly for my allergies and have no trouble with them.

I wish I could get my sinuses cleared, but this all started with a car accident that broke my nose. I'm hoping not to have a sinus opening widened.
Alcie
 
 

dencha
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   Posted 3/1/2011 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
My allergist suggested the following mix for nasal washings...

1 pint of distilled water (to ensure there are no irritants in it, like chlorine)
1/2 tsp. Kosher or Sea Salt (again, because it's pure with no anti caking chemicals)
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Apparently this is very close to the natural environment of the nose.
It works for me.

I don't use a pot of any kind. I just wash my hands well, and pour a little at at time in my palm, then sniff it deeply up my nose. You're leaning over the sink when you do it, and it can't get into your lungs. It'll either drain out your nose, or come out your mouth.

It works great.
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