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    Old 03-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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    Chronic Sinusitis and antibiotic not working...

    Hi, I am on my 3rd pregnancy and have been sick with a sinus infection for over two months.I am on my 3rd round of amoxicillan, have purchased a household size humidifer and air purifier. I drink plenty of fluid, eat fine and take my prenatals. I have tried steam, moist heat compresses, rest and most recently I was given a recipe from an ear,nose and throat specialist that is a gallon of distilled water mixed with sea salt and baking soda. At first I found some relief in using this to "flush" out my sinuses, but that was short lived as it caused some bloody noses. I was told to stop this method. My other two pregnancies were NOT like this and it is getting unbearable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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    Old 03-01-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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    The only thing I can suggest is rubbing vicks vapor rub under your eyes, right there where your sinuses run into your nose, and all over your nose. It feels nasty, but it has helped me breathe alot! Hope you feel better!

    Old 03-02-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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    I am going on 2 weeks with mine and th antibiotics are not helping me much either. Sudafed helps relieve it some so I can function and my doctor said that's safe during pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon!

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    Re: Chronic Sinusitis and antibiotic not working...

    I had a HORRIBLE sinus infection last year and the only thing that helped was a personal face steamer (the little ones you can buy at a pharmacy), and two weeks of Augmentin. Now I am not pregnant so I don't know if Augmentin is OK for pregnant women. I also took a follow up antibiotic of Bactrim for 4 weeks. I just couldn't get rid of the stupid thing!
    But the personal steamer really helped. I tried to steam at least 3-4 times a day.

    Old 03-02-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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    Thanks for the feedback. I actually went back to the doctor today after the right side of my face and teeth really started to hurt. He took me off the amoxicillan and prescribed a different antibiotic, plus a sinus spray - both class b drugs- and although I'd rather stay away from the drugs at all, the toll that the lack of sleep, difficulty breathing etc, has taken, I'll try anything. And, I got a facial today, which helped me breath clear for the afternoon... Only a few more months, this baby is due in June. Funny thing at the spa today, there questionaire asked if I had any sleep patterns, yeah geting none, I wrote. Thanks again for the input, I think this will be my last pregnancy, 3's enough, although my husband disagrees......

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