Sinus infection and allergies.

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ranger7
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   Posted 10/9/2013 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am having lots of sinus trouble - allergies and sinus completely clogged for about 3 weeks now. I took 2 courses of Antibiotics (Zithromax) and Medrol pack and it has not helped at all so I did some research and have been adding little bit of garlic water to my netti pot last few days and things are finally improving, very very slowly though. I have been blowing my nose very hard and have noticed that I blow out chunks of what look like very very thick mucus, flesh or meat - it is brown and kind of looks like chunk of mean, I am not sure how to describe it otherwise. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? I am not sure what it is and if I should go back to the doctor or just wait it out and continue my garlic water treatment. Please let me know what you think. I am also having my nose running constantly. Thank you.

Red_34
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   Posted 10/9/2013 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If the antibiotics aren't helping, perhaps you have a fungal infection. Did the docs do any cultures of your sputum?
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   Posted 10/9/2013 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
You might go to the Ears Nose Throat specialist and see what they say
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ranger7
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   Posted 10/9/2013 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
They did not do any cultures - just swapped my throat and found strep throat but never did any tests on my nose. If it's fungal, is there any home remedy I can do before I get to the doctor? Thank you for your help.

Red_34
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   Posted 10/10/2013 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
The reason I think it might be fungal is because you mentioned that you started doing slightly better after using garlic. Garlic is a natural anti fungal. I would recommend you go see your doctor if it is indeed fungal. Most times, just one pill might take care of it for you (Diflucan).
SHERRY
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ranger7
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   Posted 10/10/2013 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Red - I will do that. I have taken 2 antibiotics already with no help at all so you are probably right. I will schedule an appointment.

Dee75
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   Posted 10/12/2013 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi' I've been having sinus problems. I don't have a lot of mucus, but I have numbness across the bridge of my nose and I get a sinus headache. I've had 2 rounds of antibiotics and that didn't work. Where can I find the garlic water or do I make it myself. I have a netti pot. I also tend to get dizzy if I turn my head to fast. May need to see and ENT doctor. Hope you get better. :0) Dee

ranger7
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   Posted 10/23/2013 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Dee,

Sorry for late response - crush one or two cloves of garlic and pour hot boiling water over it. Let stand for 20-30 minutes and then add it to your Neti pot - just don't add too much or it will burn like crazy. Do it twice or three times a day and it should help. Good luck.

Dee75
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   Posted 11/2/2013 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Ranger! smilewinkgrin

Dred
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   Posted 11/21/2013 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
ranger7 / Dee75,

have you tried ginger tea? also with you Dee?

is the garlic water the same effect with ginger?
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