So, I am occasional lurker on these boards, and many of you might know my history. I am allergic to everything under the sun and on every possible treatment for allergies.
I also had 2 surgeries to correct my chronic sinusitis with no avail. They reduced my turbinates and gave me ''windows'' in my sinus cavities, but I still suffer from frequent pressure and thick discharge.
I went to the ENT today, and he says research is now showing that those allergy suffers who went though endoscopic sinus surgery might be worse off than they were before.
Why? These extra large windows that were created to promote drainage also promote pooling of mucosa which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria -- it creates a bio-film per my ENT. The only way to break up this thick mucosa is with a gentle surfactant......baby shampoo.
My ENT told me to add 1/4 of a teaspoon to my sodium chloride solution that I mix in my Neil Med Sinus Rinse. I've done it once today, and I do feel immense relief. It does not burn the sinuses at at. Think about it......babies use it, and if it gets in their eyes it doesn't burn
I would def check with your ENT before trying this. Maybe they never even heard of it. but if you are someone like me who is already on every medication out there, this might help you
Also, if you irrigate multiple times a day, my ENT said only to use the baby shampoo once.
Let me know how it goes for everyone.