Sinuses?

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The past year and a half I've had the following symptoms on and off:

Pressure in the top of head, forehead, behind the eyes, and the bridge of my nose.

Thick clear mucus that seems worse in the morning it mainly in the the throat. No runny nose.

I can make my ears pop and crackle and most of the time feels stuffy and bits of pain. Sometimes they feel hot.

Dizziness and lightheadedness even when laying down.

I can still smell but sometimes I think my taste is gone.

I free like sometimes when walking I feel like I am falling forward.

I went last October and was told that I had a sinus infection. Could this be sinusitis?

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    I have all the same things going on right now as well. I went to my PCP yesterday and he said he wasn't sure if for me if it was sinuses or allergies. Or both, so he put me on a very heavy antibiotic and nose spray to help with both. I would go to the doctor just to check it out. It may or may not be what I got but the nose spray helps a lot. This is my second time on it this year to clear everything.
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    Could be allergies, although the doctors will tell you that allergies shouldn't make you have those symptoms...they can! I have been tested for allergies, and am allergic to almost every tree, grass, weed, dust mite animal and mold. I suffer year-round. They cause pressure behind my eyes, clear mucus, popping and roaring ears, lightheadedness, and the feel of falling when walking. If I tell the ear, nose and throat doctor these symptoms, he gives me a different nasal spray, and sends me home. I've tried them all. Steroid and non-steriod. I used a saline rinse up my nose, 3-4 times/week, and have had sinus surgery. I take Mucinex and Sudafed regularly. Antihistamines are great for seasonal allergies, but they are worthless when you are allergic to so much.

    You might also have chronic sinusitis, if you have had several sinus infections in the past. That is what they mark as the diagnosis when I complain about my allergies. Same symptoms, but more coughing and extreme post nasal drip. Chronic sinusitis lasts for more than 3 weeks, but it can last for months. Antibiotics don't help.

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    Omg I have the same thing going on now started of as allergy now it into sinusitis how long does it last going on 10 days...
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    I was told that it was the start of a sinus infection but I also have chronic sinusitis.
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    Sinuses are clogged, go to the store get a decongestant nasal spray..use it once wait 10mins use it again, wait 10mins then make a slightly strong salt solution in a glass and sniff it up both nostrils, this will then fully decongest your nose/sinuses, repeat twice a day, and enjoy a clear nose & head, if allergies use a nasal steroid.
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    NeilMed makes an 8 oz squeee bottle with nozzle that is used for irrigating your nose. Mix 8 oz of warm distilled water with contents of the salt packets that they give with the bottle, or use 1/2 tsp salt. Shake bottle, then squeeze one half in one nostril (while tilting head forward, over sink), then the rest in other nostril. 

    Make sure that water is slightly warm, or it's uncomfortable. Some doctors will prescribe bacitracin (antibiotic cream) and Pulmacort (steroid) to add to the water. It works well for chronic sinusitis...better than oral antibiotics. 

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    Neilmed is ok but to treat sinusitis you would need to use two or three salt sachets per bottle also its not very good at reaching the posterior sinuses, sniffing hypertonic saline solution from a glass so it goes to the back of the nose then spit out of your mouth costs nothing and usually more effective, made more effective if used a decongestant spray before.
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