Congested ears from sinus infection - anyone have suggestions?

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 9/17/2011 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone use anything that helps alot with this besides sudafed w hich makes my heart race? 
 
i got a steroid shot, using flonase again starting today and might try allegra too. 
 
using my netti pot seems to make them feel worse!  should i not???

couchtater
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   Posted 9/17/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you handle zyrtec or benadryl?
Joy

hazelnut86
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   Posted 9/17/2011 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah but they make me kinda sleepy. what about mucinex guafenisan? would that help ? or wally's ear oil?

It's Genetic
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   Posted 9/17/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a more potent form of Zyrtec call Xyzal (5 mg) which must
be prescribed by a physician, but it's excellent for me as an antihistamine.

If your doctor thinks it's appropriate, I can tell you that having your
ears lanced now is not painful at all. It may help drainage and you
will sense the difference very shortly afterwards.

A physician once told me that eating chocolate is like adding gasoline to a fire when you have a sinus infection. Watch your diet: avoid milk,
cheese, and chocolate especially for about a week and see if it doesn't improve for you if you decide not to go with a ear,nose, and throat
specialist for the lance procedure (if he recommends it). You ought
to be under a doctor's care, anyway, while the infection is still going on.

Take care of yourself.


I.G.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/18/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Mucinex D is good for congestion, but then it's a decongestent.
Joy

Alcie
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   Posted 9/18/2011 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
You won't get complete relief until you clear the sinus infection out.  Have you seen a doctor to have it evaluated?
 
I didn't get enough help from my little teapot, there wasn't enough flushing with sprays, even the pressurized ones.  I like the NeilMed best when I have gobs of gunk to flush.  You can make your own rinse with 1/2 tsp salt, a little baking soda, and adding a couple of drops of baby shampoo helps cut the stickiness of the bacteria so it can't form a plaque.
 
It's interesting to note that the maxillary sinuses drain upwards, so you have to tip your head down quite a lot to get them cleaned out.  If you're not getting some dripping from them after doing your rinse and then leaning forward, the passages may be blocked.  Another reason to see the ENT doc.
 
Antibiotics don't get to sinus infections very well, from what my docs have told me.  There just isn't enough blood circulation in the sinuses.  I sufferred for years with partially treated infections, even after sinus surgery to open the passages.  I still have some blockage from a deviated septum which was not repaired then.  I finally got the infection licked when I was in the hospital on IV antibiotics for a month, for a different problem. 
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