question about sinus surgery

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   Posted 11/4/2006 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone!!  i was just  wondering  if anyone knows if you can  have really bad sinus issues without having a lot of infections? or do you know if you should only have the surgery if youu hhave  reoccuring  infections? i have always had sinus problems but dont reallly have a lot of  infections

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   Posted 11/4/2006 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   

hi angela

my sinus problems went from bad to worse when i had surgery for a deviated septum. I have severe post nasal drip now that drives me crazy. I'm not sure what kind of surgery you need, but after my nose surgery, I don't recommend it to anyone!

I'm now taking Flonase. Maybe you can try a nasal spray first.  



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   Posted 11/4/2006 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I also had surgery for a deviated septum and it was quite uncomfortable amd hard for me to breath for a couple of days. I had my sinuses drained in 1998 and the doctor did this in his office with some numbing medications and it did hurt , it did help to clear me up, this too I would recommend only as a last resort. Go to an ENT and see what he/she recommends for you. Don't just go and have surgery.
Have you tried Saline Nasal Sprays or Washes? Do these help???
God Bless
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