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I Have Sinusity What Are Remedies
Sinusitis: Hello. My recommendations are first to drink adequate liquids. Second to wash your nose every evening with a saline wash then wait a few minutes. Finally spray OTC Nasacort into each nostril as directed at bedtime. Use this daily for at least 10-14 days. This will allow the nasacort time to decrease the intranasal inflammation. Continue this as long as needed. ...Read more
Tough disease: Chronic sinusitis is a difficult disease. There are several potential causes of cs: allergy, immunodeficiency, structural abnormalities. In general, cs is felt to be a chronic inflammatory disease. Treatment involves correction of abnormal anatomy, eval for allergy and immunodeficiency, aggressive anti inflammatory treatment. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If it's due to reflux, be sure to manage it with diet, etc. If it's due to allergies, see an allergist to determine your triggers and avoid them. If it's due to impaired drainage after taking a ball, fist or steering wheel in the face, don't try to do the corrective surgery on yourself. See your physician for help in figuring out what to do. ...Read more
See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more
In colombia a native remedy for sinusitis is to boil a loofah sponge in water, then apply a drop of the water into each nostril. Dr's opinion on this?
I have chronic sinusitis with chronic mucoid with ear tubes post chemo and radiation. What's a good home remedy besides saline rinses and humidifier?
Sinugator: Battery operated gadget used with drug free neil med sinus packets and distilled water sends a nice pulsatile stream into the nostrils. A step up from this old fashioned netti pot. ...Read more
Meds or Shots: If allergies are casuing repeated episodes of sinusitis... Get the allergies treated with antihistamines or nasal steroids. Immunotherapy (shots) may also be very beneficial in treating allergies which may reduce the number of sinus infections you get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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