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Old 11-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Unhappy permanent sinus infection

have had a sinus infection that will not stop no matter what for months; tried everything over counter, been prescribed nasals, antihistimines and decongestants; antibiotics cure me and then it comes right back; have deviated septum and reiter's syndrome which is an auto immune disorder but also have TONS of black mold and some white with flooding in my basement; truly feel like my house is making me sick; hired handyman who recommended dehumidifier and gutters which r both up and running; still sick; he also recommends us getting into basement and using amonia and scrubbing mold from walls and then using that drywall paint to try and stop mold from growing; looking for any advice; can't stand living like this anymore and feel it is time to move but love my home; HELP!!!!!; sick of being constantly sick with classic sinus infection symptoms, congestion from chest on up that i can't clear; headache, dizzy, feel drainage in head, sinuses and down back of throat, nausea, gag, tired, need relief besides moving.

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Re: permanent sinus infection

Well, you have to get rid of the cause....first of all, get rid of the mold. Clean with clorox and paint as recommended. try a neti pot or sinus rinse. That will keep things flushed out of your sinuses. And consider having the deviated septum repaired. Infection may be hiding out in the crevices caused by the deviation and that can be impossible to get rid of.

 
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Re: permanent sinus infection

Mold can cause all sorts of problems with one's health, so it is MOST important that you get ride of it and do it as soon as possible. It spreads like wild fire, so the sooner you get rid of it, the better you will feel. If it gets into walls, you will have to have major work done. A deviated septum can make a person MISERABLE and I speak from experience. It can cause horrible headaches, confused thinking and the list goes on and on and on.

 
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Well, you have to get rid of the cause....first of all, get rid of the mold. Clean with clorox and paint as recommended. try a neti pot or sinus rinse. That will keep things flushed out of your sinuses. And consider having the deviated septum repaired. Infection may be hiding out in the crevices caused by the deviation and that can be impossible to get rid of.

 
Old 11-06-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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Re: permanent sinus infection

do u believe that amonia will work as well on removing mold?; thx. for getting back to me.

 
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did u have the surgery?; if so, how did it work for u?; did u also have repeated sinus infections?; thx. for getting back to me.

 
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Re: permanent sinus infection

Yes, I did have the surgery and it was MOST successful, but I went to some honcho my allergist referred me to out here in the west. I did not use the ammonia for the mold because I do not have that problem in my house. If I did, I would call in a specialist to have it removed. If you have an allergist, he or she may know someone. I would not go near any mold because you may feel more sick. You may have to get out of your home while they clear it up; I don't know. Good luck and please keep me posted.

 
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Re: permanent sinus infection

Yes, I had mine repaired as well. That was 50 years ago and I've had 2 sinus infections since. Pretty good!

 
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did u have the surgery?; if so, how did it work for u?; did u also have repeated sinus infections?;
I had sinus surgery, around 30 years ago, to repair a deviated septum. It didn't appear to have any effect on me, either good or bad.

After that, I had recurring, multiple annual sinus infections. I got them all the time. Anytime that my allergies acted up and my sinuses got plugged up, it would lead to a sinus infection. Those nasty, ugly, painful, debilitating sinus infections went on for years.

I finally determined that my sinus infections came from injuries or wounds or sores within my sinuses. After I was able to totally heal those wounds, I no longer got sinus infections, at all. I haven't had a sinus infection in well over ten years.

Buts..... I really had high hopes that the deviated septum surgery would help me with my sinus problems, but, sadly, it didn't. Every case is different.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:10 AM   #10
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Re: permanent sinus infection

what is SLIT & COREG?; did u sustain an injury to your nose?; how did u know u had wounds in your nose, from a scan?

 
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Re: permanent sinus infection

Coreg: blood pressure med
SLIT: SubLingual ImmunoTherapy - an allergy desensitization method

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:13 AM   #12
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Re: permanent sinus infection

back on here again at my wit's end with the world's worst sinus/respiratory infection that no one/nothing can stop; my head/chest r in a bubble of congestion, dizzy, gagging, headache, pain/pressure in sinuses; allergy/sinus doc said i had deviated septum but no surgery recommended; he said decrease mold in home; did that; got home remediated; went to ent who said i have lots of environmental allergies and to do shots which i haven't started yet; living on antibiotics which sometimes work sometimes don't and always the infection returns; last night after bad congestion, gagging, dizzy, clogged head ate eggs and took a diflucan in case i have fungal sinusitis and felt a little better; working on drinking more water and working on my daily sugar intake/addiction/carbs; working on my anxiety but i am so not making this up; vit. c messes up tummy; had large hiatal hernia with partial stomach wrap surgery last year and still take protonix so not sure if tummy issues r contributing to sinuses; have reiter's syndrome which is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder; at wit's end not knowing which way to go next; heard stories of people having tons of surgeries/shots to no avail; tried every nasal spray/antihistimine/decongestant which didn't work except they totally shut my bowels down so forget about pooping on especially sudafed; will call doc tuesday for referral to another ent i guess to c if another ent might recommend surgery even though i can't afford it; any advice u have is greatly appreciated; i know there is something very wrong with my sinuses; they cannot drain properly; i just have yet to find the right doc for relief; thx. for listening to me vent; happy new year and happy sinuses.

 
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Re: permanent sinus infection

If you have a deviated septum, it can make you feel MISERABLE-cause horrible headaches, mess up your thinking and the list goes on and on. I had one and after it was taken care of, my head cleared up. If someone suggested allergy injections to you, please get them and make sure you are in the hands of a GOOD allergist. Allergy injections have made a big difference to me.

 
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back on here again at my wit's end with the world's worst sinus/respiratory infection that no one/nothing can stop; my head/chest r in a bubble of congestion, dizzy, gagging, headache, pain/pressure in sinuses;
I am so sorry to hear that your sinus infection problems haven't improved! I can remember how miserable I was when I had sinus infections all the time, one after another.

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what is SLIT & COREG?
Coreg is a heart medication that I take that greatly helps me with Heart Failure; High Blood Pressure; my Heartbeat; and protects me from excessive hormonal damages, especially those from the Adrenal glands.

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is used, especially throughout Europe, for making allergy sufferers LESS sensitive to allergens. Instead of small doses of allergens "injected" into the patient, drops containing small doses of allergens are placed under the tongue.

I've experimented with SLIT on myself at home and have experienced wonderful results. I can now come into contact with things with which I had never been able to come into contact.

The standard used in the US is Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT), in which the Allergist injects small doses of allergens into the patient.

Both SLIT and SCIT are used in the US, but the shots (SCIT) are the standard. Personally I prefer SLIT, which can be done by the patient in the privacy of their own home.

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did u sustain an injury to your nose?; how did u know u had wounds in your nose, from a scan?
Whether or not I had wounds in my sinuses has never been proven medically. I came to the conclusion that I had wounds, or injuries to my sinus/nasal membranes because of the experiences that I had in getting rid of my frequent, recurring sinus infections.

Back about 12 years ago, after suffering another damn sinus infection, and finishing off an antibiotic, I felt another sinus infection coming on. In a stupid fit of anxiety and frustration, I placed my head down and flooded my sinuses with a diluted mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide and kept my head down for quite a while, even though it stung like HELL! It was stupid! It was reckless! It could have caused serious damage to my Eustachian Tubes and hearing! Buts......... it worked! It's been around 12 years now, without a sinus infection and I have never done any sinus irrigations and I have not had to do another sinus infection flooding with Peroxide in many, many years.

I have concluded that, the only way that the sinus flooding would provide a permanent cure for my frequent sinus infection problem was if I had wounds, or injuries within my sinuses or nasal membranes; and that the sinus flooding with Peroxide, baking soda and kosher salt protected those wounds from further infections until they healed. Once healed, I was no longer in danger of getting another sinus infection, and I no longer had to do any sinus irrigation or flooding.

If you want to read about my experiences curing my own sinus infection misery...... at the top of the Sinus Problems topic, read: Infrequent Sinus Flooding with Peroxide & Baking Soda halted my infection nightmare

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http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=139765
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Re: permanent sinus infection

How did you make up the stuff for SLIT?

 
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