Re: Advise please!!!
Marie's advice is really good but you really should see another ENT person. I have a long history of sinus issues: infections, polyps, post nasal drip leading to sore throats, and eventually major sinus surgery and I have never been to an ENT who didn't examine the nasal passages and even if they looked clear, the doctor would STILL examine my sinus cavities via transillumination. Transillumination is an additional diagnostic procedure, carried out in a dark room, in which a very bright flashlight is pressed against the forehead or cheek. It's a good sign if light passes through the sinuses; if little or no light penetrates, then the cavity is clogged with mucus.
However, even this is not always foolproof, and given that I continued to feel pressure and pain, I would get a prescription for at least a steroid spray like Nasocort. When THAT didn't work, the doc finally ordered a CT scan which, lo and behold (!) showed infection that he was not able to pick up in the office.
Last edited by zuzu8; 11-25-2004 at 03:35 AM.