allergies and sinus problems

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/30/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was hoping someone could give me a suggestion. I have always suffered from allergies. I have been to two allergists in the past three years and nothing comes up in the tests..negative results (apparently its rare but does happen).I do not know what I am allergic to anymore. It seems like in the past couple of years I have developed sinus problems. When I get a cold it proceeds to my sinuses. I have an ionizer in the bedroom and a humidifier (which seems to help a little). I had a cold 3 weeks ago and my sinuses are still bothering me. I dont think its an infection because it comes and goes, no coloured mucous just stuffy nose and on and off post nasal drip. I live in a country with extreme cold winters (which is happening right now) and my sinuses have never been worse. I bought an neti pot and have been doing my nasal irrigations every morning and night (temporary relief). My ears are also a little blocked. I know the sinus problem is hereditary however, I dont even know if my sinuses are triggered by allergies anymore!! Anybody have any other suggestions on how to maybe stop the post nasal drip for good. I also bought eucalyptus oil to add to boiling water and I try inhaling the steam. I dont want to take antibiotics for no good reason.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 1/30/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  know what you mean about sinus infections. I have been having sinus infections since I was a teenager. My colds turn into sinus infections almost immediately. I have done the sinus rinses also, but they only seems to help me for a short time. But, are helpful. I would suggest using Sudafed because that is what I use, and it helps with the heachaches, pain, pressure.. That is what I do.. Best of Luck. Brandi. yeah
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   Posted 1/30/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi loo, welcome to Healingwell :) Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to get rid of post nasal drip, only alleviate it. The mucous in your sinuses are there to help protect your sinus passages against foreign material. With allergies, our bodies produce too much mucous because our bodies become sensitive to certain things and the body reacts with increased mucous production; trying to get rid of the foreign invaders. What kind of allergy testing have you had? Did you ever get tested for food allergies? Have you been to an ENT to make sure you have no polyps in your sinuses/nasal cavity? There are some great otc allergy meds out there that work great and doesn't cause drowsiness such as Tylonel Cold/Sinus. And then of course there are the prescription strength allergy meds as well.
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   Posted 1/30/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
hey guys
thanks for your feedback. I currently take allergy medicine...reactine which works well...The allergy testing I had done was I am assuming the standard...rag weed, pollen, dust and peanuts (legumes) stuff like that. I just wanted to try and avoid allergy medicine I mean I guess I am striving to one day cure it (wishful thinking). I have never been to an ENT. I need to convince my dr. to send me to one (I live in Canada, you need to be referred)....
Have you guys tried homeopathic medicine?
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