SINUS SUGGESTIONS

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For a few weeks I have been congested and tried decongestant tablets and Olbas Oils' to clear, but it has not worked. I can feel the tightness at the back of my eyes/nose and I am unable to clear it.

Any ideas?

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    Another thing to try, would be menthol crystals, you just put a small piece in a jug/bowl of boiling water and cover your head and the bowl with a towel and inhale.  It is more effective than Olbas oil etc..

    Have you been to see your doctor?  That may be the next step.

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    Have you went to an ENT? Do you have a polyp?

    If not and you believe it is only sinuses try breathing Eucalyptus oil in steaming water a few times a day until it clears, and if you are having yellow or greenish mucus coming out of your nose take 3 garlic capsules 600 mg. each twice a day until it clears.

    Hope this works.

     

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    sounds like what I have at the moment, I suffer with non seasonal Ryhinitis and on Cetirizine Hydrochloride for that, and now prescribed Beclometasone Nasal Spray for the blocked sinuses.  I was on  Nasonex but that has no effect now. surprisingly I read that you should not be on these types of sprays for longer than up to seven days,( by doctors orders)  I have been on Nasonex for months. I have started a longer discussion today, with more of my dysmal story. I hope you get sortred soon.

    Maureen

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    Hello to all on here, I am breathing better now. I bought on Amazon a Sneezer Beam, now there are others Boots do one Lloyds chemist also. Designed to irradiate the mucous membranes. It makes your nose glow red, and after, even if you could not blow your nose effectively just before, you can after. The light it is a cold light that glows red, three minutes each time. Also Dr gave me Beclometasone started that spray 13th October, that also been very good, going to lower the dosage on that now. Just thought would impart this to anyone, like me at the stage of willing to try anything. 

    Maureen

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    The Sneezer Beam (product name) is not medicine, so you can use with any medication. The nasal spray, I mentioned, is as I explained, a corticosteroid, so should not be used, if other corticosteroid medication is being used already.

    Maureen

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      I had not heard of this medication maureen/ooops64 and will look into this with the anticipation that it will do what I need it for. Many thanks for your assistance.

      mark357

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    I also went onto Google, and found video site (U Tube) on how to massage the sinuses, to help the drainage of the sinuses. This was helpfull also.

    lots of information on what is going on in our nasal passages. Very useful to see the operations also on U Tube, for Polyp removal, if you can take that type of informational video.

    Maureen 

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    Again try balloon synuplasty some chiropractors do it and steam inhale eucalyptus oil in boiling water daily along with 2 turmeric capsules twice daily.

    This will halp alot.

    let me know how it goes.

     

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      Never heard of turmeric capsules. Where can you get them from? Also how do you use them?, is the capsule put in hot water to dissolve?...or pour the contents into hot water?...or break it into a tissue?

      Any help is greatly appreciated as I want to get 100% before the second week of December as I am going into hospital for surgery, not only that my pre-op assessment is next Friday.

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      Turmeric is a natural spice/herb that you can buy at super supplements (is cheaper) or ?.... in capsule form to take orally you swallow with water.

      it is a strong anti-inflamatory.

      You should start seeing a difference within a few days to 1 week.

      But it is something you would need to keep taking.

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      And balloon synuplasty is where your chiropractor or a naturopath sticks a ballon device up your nose and quickly inflates it to clear out the nasal pasages.

      It only takes a few seconds to do and many people have reported that it works.

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      I have heard of turmeric, but if it works as an anti-inflammatory then I'm unable to use it. As I am to avoid these kind of medication.

      Thanks, for your suggestion.

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      Hi Mark, turmeric is a spice that you are quite likely to find in your curry!  So it isn't classed as medication.

      I have a deviated septum, so am waiting to have that corrected.  Have you actually been to your GP to find out why you feel blocked up?  My nose is getting worse and I can't breathe through it sometimes.  It is apparently very inflamed.

      Have you read this page?

      https://patient.info/doctor/Rhinitis-and-Nasal-Obstruction.htm

      Perhaps there is more to your sinus problems than you think.  It is probably worth going to see your GP.  Good luck Mark

       

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      At the moment the waiting list is about 3 months, but I have asked my GP to hold back till after Christmas due to the up and coming surgery in December as I have to keep my foot/ankle elevated for at least twelve weeks.

      My GP has said that when I see them for my next diabetic check, he will send of the referral.

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      Have you tried using an Olbas inhaler?  I use one and it seems to help me, 

      If you are diabetic you will have to be careful with otc supplements

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