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    Old 05-19-2019, 08:14 AM   #1
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    Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    Hello:
    About two weeks ago, I started to notice the right side of my face felt 'swelling along with numbness' that occurred after eating 'carry-out sandwihch.' I went to see my GP who rx'ed 'antibiotic' which helped diarrehha, but Sinus issue is still pending. In regard to Sinus-issue, the antibiotic didn't touch any .... it's the same, no any effect at all.

    Afterwards, he advised me to see 'ETN specialist' who rx'ed a different type of Antibiotic on which I've been for five days and only slight effect on swelling and numbness in the right side of my face. He told me that I need 'Surgery' if this Antibiotic didn't help.

    As much I hate 'Surgery' on my sinus on the right of my face as knowing that I did it when I was in the middle school, back late '60s that was most unpleasant experience due to lasting pain along with weakness in the body.

    Any inputs on this regard would be truly appreciated.

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    Old 05-19-2019, 12:26 PM   #2
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    Hi Amanda!

    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 that 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.

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

    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 miserable!

    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? Many questions, but at least my chronic sinus infection problem is long gone.

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    Old 05-19-2019, 01:11 PM   #3
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    What surgery does he want to perform? And what do you mean you "did it when I was in middle school?"What did you do? Sorry I don't totally understand what you are saying. And I strongly suggest a sinus rinse/saline spray to flush all the infection out. For some sinus infections, it takes several rounds of antibiotics.

     
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    Old 05-21-2019, 06:03 AM   #4
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

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    What surgery does he want to perform? And what do you mean you "did it when I was in middle school?"What did you do? Sorry I don't totally understand what you are saying. And I strongly suggest a sinus rinse/saline spray to flush all the infection out. For some sinus infections, it takes several rounds of antibiotics.
    Thanks for sharing the experience.
    When I was in the middle school that was almost 60 years ago, however I still remember the reason why I got the surgery is 'a lot of yellowish discharge' along with pain around the sinus. Those days, there was no antibiotics med for 'sinus-infection.' The option was only Surgery. In my recollection, it was 'sinus infection.'

    However, what I have now is 'inflammation of sinus-cavity' which describes 'bacteria invade inside or around sinus causing inflammation/swelling . The ETN rx'ed Antibiotics med. and as of today, a week's taking on it the inflammation is a bit under control, but there is still swelling in the right side of face, from under the right side of my eye to the right upper side of my lip. I do not feel sick or pain, just very uncomfortable, particularly when drinking a cup of water, coffee and any drinks which requires my upper lip.

    The ETN already ordered CT-scan which is a week away saying that the Surgery is a good option if the Antibiotic does not help. It's hard for me to deal with the current situation because I'm no longer a younger lady and worrying about the progress of its recovery after the surgery.

     
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    Old 05-21-2019, 08:51 AM   #5
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    Dear Amanda,

    What my mother did 60 years ago was safe & effective. She would make a tent over us kids and put in there a humidifier, and our noses would begin running and in a few days we were all well. Now we know that thick yellowish mucus was most often caused by viruses and viruses do not respond to antibiotics. They for sure do not require surgery.

    I recommend only seeing a regular doctor for this. Unless my nose was crushed and needed restructuring I expect to never go to another ENT doctor. In fact I think I would just go to a plastic surgeon. As an adult, I finally did at one time, go for an ENT's recommendation for surgery, and it seemed at first to make a difference but it was not long before I had exactly the same problem. Surgery does not get rid of an infection or virus or an imbalance in the nasal passage. Unless I had a cancer tumor in my sinuses I absolutely would not go through nasal surgery again.

    We breathe in a lot of stuff from the air through our noses. That's unavoidable. I strongly recommend staying away from ENT's that jump to surgery.

    If a regular doctor takes a culture of the nasal substance and does not offer an antibiotic then that is not a bacterial infection. Also, if we overeat simple carbs that can increase the mucous in the sinuses and/or throat.

    Surgery does not fix infection if there was one. But there can be other imbalance such as from pollen in the air or eating too many carbs.

    The safe and very reliable thing to try is daily nasal rinsing with salt water or diluted Hydrogen Peroxide, twice every day for two weeks or however long it takes to get the sinuses relaxed and cleared. You can get the nasal rinse apparatus at any drug store.

    Also if you live in a dry atmosphere you likely need to keep humidifiers on in your house. That helps a great deal.
    I also put a tiny bit of Vaseline in my nostrils if they feel dry.

    I would NOT go for the surgery. I would cancel that appointment and stay away from any doctor that pretends that surgery will stop an infection or allergic reaction.

    You can get humidifiers in your house at least in your bedroom for night use, and do the sinus rinse. It is perfectly safe and reliable.
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    Old 05-21-2019, 10:03 AM   #6
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    My husband has been getting sinus infections forever. He sees an ENT, gets antibiotics- gets better and then it starts again.

    He finally agreed to surgery a few weeks ago. it was no big deal; in and out the same day in under 2 hours. They basically cleaned out his entire sinus cavity and when he came home he was on one last antibiotic regimen and he was 'packed"... the packing came out 24 hours later (the doctor took it out) and for the first time in years he is breathing clearly and not snoring! He feels great.

    Sinus surgery has come a long way in 60 years, if your doctor wants to do it, let him. It will be the end of your suffering.
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    Old 05-21-2019, 10:32 AM   #7
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

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    My husband has been getting sinus infections forever. He sees an ENT, gets antibiotics- gets better and then it starts again.

    He finally agreed to surgery a few weeks ago. it was no big deal; in and out the same day in under 2 hours. They basically cleaned out his entire sinus cavity and when he came home he was on one last antibiotic regimen and he was 'packed"... the packing came out 24 hours later (the doctor took it out) and for the first time in years he is breathing clearly and not snoring! He feels great.

    Sinus surgery has come a long way in 60 years, if your doctor wants to do it, let him. It will be the end of your suffering.
    Thanks for sharing the experience of your husband.

    Honestly and frankly, I hate to get under the surgery/knife. However, reading your response, I started to convince the Surgery is a best option as knowing that my whole life, started from the middle school, age 12 -14 I had sinus issue, but not this magnitude, just here and there to have gotten better with Antibiotics. The Surgery is a big decision for me at my elderly age, but I really need the surgery to make my sinus issue to end.

    The ETN specialist office has its own CT-scan, Lab and appears to me even 'Surgery' room in the basement of his office. My ETN specialist is one of ENT specialists in the building. Then, I might not need making a trip to the Hospital and seems even not 'over-nite stay'. The surgery appears to me the same day and the same day-discharge that is a big relief for me because I honestly does not like Hospital-stay.

     
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    Old 05-21-2019, 02:05 PM   #8
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    Dear Amanda,

    I hope surgery works for you.
    I forgot to state that I had the surgery myself, and then my sinuses went back to the same issues. So I was seen by the surgeon again who removed some dried blood and said I was fine. Maybe surgery works for some, but surgery isn't what got rid of my infection.
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    Old 05-22-2019, 03:38 PM   #9
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    Re: Need Surgery for Acute to Chronic Sinus Issue?

    In my case I had 5 surgeries and my chronic sinusitis always came back. The reason was the I developed so-called retention cysts in my maxillary sinuses that spread the infection to other sinuses. Surgery eliminated the cyst, but every time a year later it appeared again.

    Finally an ENT told me that the reason were my infected teeth 15 and 16, with roots in my right maxillary. These teeth were recently extracted and now finally my sinusitis is healing. I do vapours and use a Manuka honey nasal spray that didnt work when the teeth (and cysts) were still there spreading the infection, but now they are working.

     
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