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Chronic Sinusitis

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posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 03:16 PM
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone knows of some natural remedies that could help me with what I believe to be Chronic Sinusitis (multiple sinus infections). I'm now on my third sinus infection since April. My Dr. first prescribed me Doxycycline, and the infection cleared up but returned within a week or so of running out of the antibiotics. He then prescribed me two Z-paks (azithromycin), which took care of the infection, and kept it away for a few months. But as I stated it's back again. My Dr. told me the second time that if the infection returned again it was likely chronic and I would need to see a specialist. I'm not at all opposed to seeing a specialist, but first I'd like to see what natural (and hopefully affordable) remedies are available.
Just in case it's pertinent, I have no other health impairments or diseases and a healthy and fully functioning immune system, etc...

Thanks in Advance!

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 09:51 PM
You can try a Neti Pot. it gently washes the sinuses out... not as easy to do as it sounds... you have to not drown yourself while doing it!

Neti Pot

You can try and find a tea tree oil sinus spray:

Tea Tree Oil Nasal Spray ... i found some on a natures pharmacy website but there are multiple others too. I have found tea tree oil to be my savior bacterial treatment for staff infections too which I am prone too.

posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 08:54 PM
Thanks mhinsey. I'm gonna give the tea tree oil a try.

I actually received a Neti Pot for Christmas, but the entire spout was solid. Not with something stuffed in it, but with the same material as the rest of the pot :bnghd:

I'll have to get another one.

posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 09:09 PM
The Neti pot should help you out considerably. Saline nasal spray is cheap if you get the house brand and is much more convenient to use away from home. Keep things clean in there and you should be fixed right up. If not, go to the doctor to make sure you don't have polyps or something.

Good luck, they are no fun.

posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 03:23 PM
boosting immuni system always helps man ^^ drug ur self with vitamin c and spirulina.
i was having colds all the time before,then i hitted the gym,and started drugging vitamin c,two years never been sick^^
honey,lemons,spirulina...drug them up^^

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 05:54 PM
So I went and got myself a Neti Pot today and looked for some tea tree oil nasal spray but couldn't find any so I bought some pure tea tree oil and a spray bottle and made my own nasal spray.

Neti pot was amazing and cleaned me out big time and the tea tree oil and water spray feel really good, with no burning or discomfort, which I'm assuming is the desired effect.

Hopefully this will take care of these infections

posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 06:12 PM
I feel for you man. For about 30 years I suffered badly with repetitive chronic sinusitus every winter and I was usually off school and later work for most of the December to May period. It was horrendous and not unlike migraines that went on 24/7. All I needed was a sniffle and two weeks later BAM!

I even had an operation which burned away my sinuses but that still didn't work. In the end a doctor suggested having the seasonal flu jab (I know ironic huh?) and it prevented all my colds from developing into sinusitus. I had this jab for like ten years and then had it refused by my new doctor four years ago. Since then I've only had it sinusitus once and it was much reduced.

Other things to think about:

Steam inhalation with menthol crystals.

If you get sinusitus with congestion (I didn't always) and use spray inhalers always squeeze at least one spray away from you (perhaps into a tissue) before sticking it up your nose. And always buy a new spray for every incidence of sinusitus. Otherwise you'll keep reinfecting yourself.

Clove oil, eucalyptus, juniper berry and cajuput are supposed to be helpful.

Just google 'sinusitus' and 'reflexology' you'll see that there's a spot on your feet corresponding to your sinuses- no really it works.

good luck, I feel for you buddy.

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:26 PM
I may be a wee bit late to this thread, but wanted to post anyway

I have suffered with chronic sinusitis since last summer, and after about 6 months of constant runny nose and going through enough tissues to fill the grand canyon, I finally found relief when I found out about nasal irrigation.

I purchased my pulsatile nasal irrigation system (not sure if I'm allowed to say its name) in the hope that it would work, when nothing else had.
(I'd previously tried 'manual' irrigation with salt water, but it didn't work for me, I think because there wasn't enough pressure by simply pouring the water in).

Anyway, a couple of weeks of twice-daily irrigation later, and you wouldn't believe the stuff that came out of my nose during my irrigation one morning. It also brought me back my sense of smell, something I'd been missing for months.

(The day this came back was co-incidentally the day hubby and I chose to visit a large indoor market in a town we'd recently moved to. The fish stall in said market was especially pungent to my recovered sense of smell - not ideal cos I'm vegetarian.)

Well, a few months into the irrigation, and it really has made a difference to me. When the worst of my symptoms subsided I reverted to once or twice- a week irrigation, like a kind of maintenance program I guess. It flares up occasionally, playing havoc with my asthma, but a few days of daily irrigation keeps it in check.

I'm happy to say that I now go for days - even a couple of weeks - at a time without my nose running at all. After the 6 months of heck I went through, this really is a vast improvement. Best part is, I no longer need to make sure I have a supply of tissues with me everywhere I go, I feel like a normal person again. Blowing your nose constantly is no fun at all.

So I would recommend this type of nasal irrigation to anyone suffering like I was.
It really does help.

Edit to add:
Oops, forgot to mention saline nasal spray. I always have a wee bottle of this with me (I buy it from chemist) because it helps to keep nose moist so the bad yucky stuff doesn't get too dry and thick. It is better to use this than nasal decongestant because you can use it as often as you like with no side effects.

[edit on 20-6-2010 by tappy]

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 12:29 PM
You do realize that your symptoms are an effect? You need to identify a cause.
Look for that before you look for something to treat it with.

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