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Anything that cures chronic sinusitis? prety please....
Is there a cure out there? Is there anybody there who has a positive experience with alternative medicine, such as homoepathy, acupuncture, etc?
I am so tired of eating antibiotics like it was opera mints, and decongestant tablets, using nasal sprays, and steam inhalation. I get sinusitis on the average 6-8 times a year. Now I am starting to have adverse reactions to antibiotics too, and need antihistamine.... sob
Belgo, saw the consultant recently, had the CT scan last week, but was not ill then, so dont know what they could have seen. Consultant wants to do allergy testing further down the line. But, we have laminate flooring and ceramic tiles, anti allergy carpets in the bedrooms, "minimalist style" with few curtains, hardly any ornaments, no plants, hardly any dust, weekly cleaner, no pets, only dusting with moist cloth, nobody smokes here, nothing in this house is scented, not even me! Dont know what more I can do....
I have chronic sinusitis. I eat horseradish from the jar etc and know where you are coming from. I am on the steroid sprays and will probably have an op sooner or later acc to the consultant. Have tried alternatives - acupuncure didn't work. However I have just had 4 sessions of reflexology and it's a lot better...
have you tried a neti pot.
its a bit like a teapot, you bend over the sink with you head on one side and put the spout in your nostril pour warm salty water up one nostril. water pours out the other nostril and cleanses your nasal passages and sinuses.
I had sinus problems really badly as a child I had numerous antibiotics, sprays, homoepathic remedies etc etc and nothing worked. I had an operation to drain my sinuses when I was 14 and they also drilled something (?) to make sure that my sinuses drained by themselves better. It wasn't a pleasant operation though it wasn't particularly painful afterwards, I just couldn't breathe through my nose for maybe 3 weeks. However I have not had any problems ever since, so really really glad I had it done. All I really want to say is do try and push for the operation as for me it was the only thing that worked.
I find flixonase kind of works, but not as well as it used to. Also tried the nasal irrigation stuff (neti pot type thing) but I was usually too blocked for it to flow through anyway.
I don't know how reflexology works - depends how mystical your practitioner is as to how they expain it. Mine is pretty matter of fact and says there is a pattern of pathways through the body (neural? dunno) and that stimulating the relevant areas on the feet (or hands, but feet are bigger so more to go on) it sends a message to the affected part of the body.
Anyway I had 4 treatments and whether it was that or whether it was going to improve of its own volition I can't say, but it improved hugely. I suppose the proof of the pudding will be when I get another bad bout and I go again. One treatment probably won't do it - as I say, my person thought four. Worth a go I'd say from my own experience.