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Old 10-19-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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Chronic Sinus infection or irritant?

Hello,

ENT examined me and CT scan in July. Said I had deviated septum and retention cyst on both sides. He wanted to do surgery for the septum but said he would not do surgery for the cyst alone. In other words, the cyst themselves did not warrant surgery, but while he was fixing the septum, he would remove.

Question. If you have chronic sinusitis, does this mean you most likely have a chronic infection, or does it mean that you will get sick more often, I.e every time the sinuses are exposed to sickness or irritants you get sick, etc?

I seem to always have phlegm in my nose and throat (clear or white most of the time) but never a fever. Is the mucous just an irritant OR signs of a chronic infection? I already had a full round of antibiotics. ENT said he did not see an infection, but GP did. GP told me this the beginning of the week and ENT told me none on Friday.

Just trying to ease the mind. I tend to get 1 really bad sinus infection per year (trip to dr for antibiotics) but hardly ever get sick other wise. I work around sick people all the time (in med clinics) but am quite healthy otherwise. Thanks for the advice. I am not looking for medical advice, just others experience.

 
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