Has anyone got comments on successfully treating a sinus infection?

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hi all,

i had a terrible cold/flu that lasted a couple plus weeks and ended up with a sinus infection. Symptoms are fullness and pressure in the sinuses, tiredness and on and off light headed ness. I've had it for about a week. Doc prescribed saline rinses and gave me a steroid to add to the rinse once a day. Any suggestions?  It's wearing me down. 



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    Have had several  infections such as you are describing.  After years of suffering through, I had the testing done at an Allergy Clinic, then and now, a shot once a week,  This last infection was because I tried to jump to every other week for the shot and it doesn't work for me.  This time the antibiotic didn't touch it, the infection so they sent in a culture and haven't gotten the results as yet.  I do know what most people fail to understand, this wears you down physically and mentally.  Keep on it until you get a doctor who will help and maybe slow down the strength of the infections and frequency you have in them reocurring!  It is not fun.  I will be thinking of you.


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      Hi Sally,

      thanks for your reply. I also have some allergies - not bad and mostly controlled by an odd dose of antihistamine. I suppose I haven't had this infection all that long - it settled in after a rotten cold. It feels like forever. I can deal with feeling full in my head, but the light headed ness is quite distressing. Will continue to use saline rinse and steroid. Hope you get some relief soon!



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    Hi Linda, having suffered myself with sinus infections I know how horrible it is. What really does help is steaming with a couple of drops of olbas oil or a teaspoon of vicks in the water. Even 10 minutes will help relieve the pressure and drain the sinuses. Do it as often as necessary to help you feel better. 
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