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I have had this most of my life. It is all allergy related. That said, I have had two different allergists refer me to two different ENTs just to be sure. Like you, my xrays and CT scans have been normal. The last ENT I went to was the best one in town. He actually apologized to me that he couldn't do much for me. He did switch me from flonase to rhinocort. They are essentially the same drug but he said that I could take up to three times as much of the rhinocort when I started to have trouble to see if that would keep me out of infection mode. He also told me to triple my frequency of nasal rinsing when I started to have symptoms. That helps, but I have also started using a new allergy drug called Xolair (currently approved only for allergic asthmatics and costs about $3200 per month depending on dosing) which is really helping me a lot.

I would recommend that you get allergy tested. Also, I have given up milk and ice cream and that does help.

Good luck.
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I have had this most of my life. It is all allergy related. That said, I have had two different allergists refer me to two different ENTs just to be sure. Like you, my xrays and CT scans have been normal. The last ENT I went to was the best one in town. He actually apologized to me that he couldn't do much for me. He did switch me from flonase to rhinocort. They are essentially the same drug but he said that I could take up to three times as much of the rhinocort when I started to have trouble to see if that would keep me out of infection mode. He also told me to triple my frequency of nasal rinsing when I started to have symptoms. That helps, but I have also started using a new allergy drug called Xolair (currently approved only for allergic asthmatics and costs about $3200 per month depending on dosing) which is really helping me a lot.

I would recommend that you get allergy tested. Also, I have given up milk and ice cream and that does help.

Good luck.



Reader1:

:wave: I agree 100% with you. Your statement that you made about testing is right on. We are difinitely are on the same page. In your last post you mentioned Xolair, I am definitely going to look into getting it because I am a long time asthmatic with sinus problems.
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Reader1:

:wave: I agree 100% with you. Your statement that you made about testing is right on. We are difinitely are on the same page. In your last post you mentioned Xolair, I am definitely going to look into getting it because I am a long time asthmatic with sinus problems.



I've been on Xolair since 10/23 and it really kicked in at the New Year. I have been infection free for almost three months. I had a bad asthma flare the first week the grass started pollenating here. 20mg of pred for a few days, tapering to 10, and increasing my Advair took care of that. I have MUCH less sinus problems since January. My nasal allergy symptoms are probably half what they used to be on a daily basis. I hardly ever get headaches any more. I would recommend any long time allergic asthmatic look into Xolair. :wave: back.