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    Old 05-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #1
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    Post nasal drip >> infection

    I hope someone else has something similar to this problem. I have drainage that gets infected, then I feel very run down and have to go to my PC dr. She puts me on antibiotics and that clears it up...until the drainage once again gets infected and it starts all over again. I've had sinus surgery and don't have issues in the front of my face. It's all drainage and I can feel it and swallow it (yuck). I've been to several different EN&T practices but none of them have come up with a treatment that stops the drainage. Has anyone else had this and did you find a good "cure"? Should I try a homeopathic dr??? TIA.

     
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    Old 05-20-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    PND is usually caused by allergies or non allergic rhinitis. Are you on an antihistamine? A nasal steroid inhaler (like QNasl)? Had allergy testing?

     
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    Old 05-20-2018, 11:45 AM   #3
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    Hi zee703!

    It has now been about 18 years since I suffered Chronic Multiple Annual Sinus Infections! Over decades, I had spent a lot of money on ENTs and antibiotics, and spent a lot of time waiting desperately for hours in ENT offices. Little hope was ever offered to me. They would tell me that I had polyps, or inflammation, or a possible infection, and then write me a rx for antibiotics.

    My sinus infections just kept coming, one after another, for Decades!!

    Well....... around 18 years ago, after decades of Chronic Annual Sinus infections, AND just after taking another round of antibiotics for another stupid sinus infection, I could feel another sinus infection coming on!

    I recklessly and desperately used Diluted 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in my sinuses in a risky attempt to "kill" whatever was in my sinuses; which could be causing my Chronic Sinus Infection problems! I just couldn't take it any longer.

    Anyway... after around seven months of using Diluted 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in my sinuses, I basically stopped using the Hydrogen Peroxide any more.

    It's now 18 years later, and I have not gotten another sinus infection. My sinuses feel great all the time.

    I would not recommend that anyone else try what I did, especially without a doctor's supervision. Was I just lucky? Was it just coincidence? Were there other factors? Did I do more harm to my sinuses, or health than good? Regardless, if it was that easy for me to cure my own chronic sinus infection problem (Sinusitis), how come the medical world and the ENTs having discovered it? Could it be that it is more profitable to keep Sinusitis patients sick!

    I just wanted to post my experience that I had found a way, or stumbled into a way to cure my Chronic, annual sinus infections. After so many decades of sinus misery, it is sooooooo nice to not have stuffed up, painful sinuses which sapped me of all my energy, and made me miserably ALL the damn time!
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    Old 05-20-2018, 04:46 PM   #4
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    Thanks for your response. Yes I am on Flonase and have been so for years. I take Allegra or Claritin. No difference. I was tested in one EN&T office and told I had allergies and went there for shots for 1.5 years. No difference. My PC dr's office began testing patients so I got tested there and was told I have no allergies. It's so bewildering.

     
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    Old 05-20-2018, 04:49 PM   #5
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    @Machaeon: Thanks for your suggestion. I'll ask my PC dr on Tuesday about this. If it didn't hurt you, why not try it?

     
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    Old 05-20-2018, 04:57 PM   #6
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    Claritin is a very mild antihistamine...at the bottom of the list. There are many others that are stronger. Also, you might try QNasl- a steroid nasal inhaler. I find it works better than sprays. Do you use sinus rinses like NeilMed? That might be beneficial particularly clearing out infections. And lastly, I strongly suggest an allergist/immunologist rather than an ENT. Different mindset.

     
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    Old 05-23-2018, 08:36 AM   #7
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    Thanks so much, Titchou, for this info'. I've never been to any allergist/immunologist, just EN&T's. I used to use those rinses like NetiPot, etc but once again--no difference. I'm leery of any steroid as 3 years ago the EN&T put me on steroids & in less than 12 hrs I had a TIA (and I don't have high blood pressure). Maybe the steroid in the inhaler is lower dosage and safer for me. I'm going to inquire about this new specialist (new to me, that is).

     
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    Old 06-09-2018, 09:22 AM   #8
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    I'm sorry to hear that your having problems. I too am in the middle of the worst sinus/ear infection I've ever had. My nose has been running nonstop for over 3 years now and I have a strange smell and salty taste coming from my left sinus, which I have been forced to live with up to this point because no ENT has offered any real help. Well about 3 weeks ago it suddenly started getting worse, to the point I started having neurological symptoms. After 3 days in the hospital they came up with nothing still. I am beyond frustrated so in my desperate state I started reading and found that some people were having success with a nasal spray that has grapefruit seed extract, which led me to think of vitamin C, which led me to Linus Pauling. No opinion one way or the other about that, but since I had no grapefruit seed extract, I opted to crush part of a vitamin C pill about 200 mg. And added it to my sinus rinse. Normally I use 1/2 tsp. Salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda in 1cup of distilled water. I sometimes add hydrogen peroxide but I left that out of the vitamin rinse. Well the result was beyond dramatic. For the first time in 3 years my nose isn't running like a faucet. I had at least 3 hours of complete relief, even from the smell and taste. It's unbelievable. I just did it again today with the same results. Obviously I can't recommend anyone doing this without consulting their doctor and I am also on antibiotics so that may be playing a part as well, (although antibiotics never helped before) I can only say that that it helped me immensely. Perhaps you can find some relief with the grapefruit seed extract. I do hope you get better soon. (I am also taking 2000 to 3000 mg a day of vitamin C, magnesium and zinc.) can't hurt might help.

     
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    Old 06-10-2018, 09:19 AM   #9
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    Inhaled steroids are not systemic like oral steroids. Two entirely different things.

     
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    Old 08-23-2018, 01:48 PM   #10
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    Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

    Try Apple Cider Vinegar. Clears most Sinus Infections

     
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