Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain. As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down.
Sinus Drainage. Sinus drainage is very common. The average nose makes two quarts of mucus per day. Perceiving sinus drainage usually mean the mucus is too thick, as often occurs during winter months or another irritant is affecting the throat, most commonly reflux of acid from the stomach into the back of the throat. Saline (salt water) irrigations help thin mucus.

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I recover slowly from "cold" viruses, I also have chronic sinusitis. Cld my slow recovery from viruses and my sinusitis be caused by poor sinus drainage? I have had 2 sinus surgeries.

Slow recovery. What is your definition. It can take10-14 days for a cold to clear up.How does that fit your time table? Read more...
Need expert. The proper assessment of your sinuses can be done by an experienced otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor). Your questions are valid and merit answers. Read more...
Multiple infections. Hello, i would recommend that you discuss an immune evaluation with your doctor. With the number of infections you are experiencing, i look outside the box and search for answers. A second opinion may also be helpful since you've had multiple surgeries. Finally, discuss allergy testing. Your "infections" may be allergy symptoms. I hope this helps. Read more...

Forehead and left eye pain. MRI from '09 cyst on left sinus. Left nostril always congested, produce discolor discharge, bad smell. Chronic sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis. This is very possible, but without an exam and imaging studies that are current it is impossible to diagnose. Certainly the symptoms you describe are compatible but before making assumptions you should be seen and evaluated by an ENT doctor. Read more...

How can I treat chronic sinus flare ups that don't let me breath?

Abx with decongest. I would consult your primary care doctor. But you may need a course of antibiotics with a decongestant. Read more...
Maximal medical tx. "chronic sinusitis" is an episode of sinusitis that has been present for > three months. When i see patients with "chronic sinusitis, " i will treat them with a minimum of three weeks of antibiotics (augmentin), oral steroids (medrol dose pak), and nasal steroids (nasonex). I usually follow this with a ct of the sinuses. I do not use decongestants. This thickens secretions and may worsen symptoms. Read more...

I hav had chronic sinus for 15 years. No medication works. What could b wrong?

Not an easy answer. Chronic sinusitis is an interplay between nasal and sinus structures, the environment such as humidity levels, pollens, and nonallergic causes of inflammation, the immune system, systemic conditions such as autoimmune disease, reflux, cystic fibrosis, etc, and medications. All these factors need to be considered when coming to a diagnosis.Some conditions such as reflux and migraine mimic sinusitis. Read more...
Chronic sinus. Hello. It sounds line you would benefit from a ct scan and an ENT evaluation.. It may be related to narrow sinus outflow tracts and/or allergies. Read more...