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Sinusitis and Sinusitis- How I Beat It- You can Too

Sinusitis and Sinusitis- How I Beat It- You can Too
by happyjoe86 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:10 am

Sinusitis - Sinusitis- How I Beat It- You can Too

After two painful sinus operations, I was still coming down with infections. I had to find some real remedy to my sinusitis problem, as I was tired of taking antibiotics and especially tired of the dull, deep headaches every time I had an attack.

Tried Various Approaches for Years

Throughout my years with significant sinus problems, I had read a number of books and tried different products and approaches. One author I read early-on was not very encouraging. He said that certain things aggravated sinus problems, and one should simply stop eating chocolate, cheese and other dairy products. Also, he said that in order to be cured there could simply be no drinking of alcoholic beverages either. Sorry, he said, but that's the way it has to be. For a person who lived in France and who has come to enjoy the excellent wine and numerous cheese varieties, this was awful. What kind of a life would I have without drinking wine and eating cheese? At that point I did have to stop drinking, as even one glass of wine could be enough to trigger an infection almost every time. After six months of this I got sick of drinking soda and non-alcoholic beer, which tastes pretty bad. In fact I was ridiculed in a restaurant in France when I ordered a Buckler's , which is Heineken's nonalcoholic beer. The French owner asked my why I would order such a ridiculous beverage with his excellent meal, and I explained I had sinus problems. He replied that he bad sinus problems too, and he got headaches every day, but nothing would stop him from drinking red wine! I actually admired his attitude, but the headaches were too painful, and I felt like I was on the search for "Lorenzo's oil", like the father in the movie of the same title that needed a certain rare oil to cure his son. It was also through this author, an ENT specialist, that I first heard about nasal irrigation, but the system suggested did not work well. He sold a saline solution, but it was too strong and caused a burning sensation in my nose. He suggested a sort of long-nosed pot called a Neti pot to use to pour the solution into each nostril. This approach did not work nearly as well as the system suggested by Dr. Grossan (see below), and I was wrongly convinced that nasal irrigation was not effective. It makes a big difference how the irrigation is done and with what kind of equipment and saline solution. We were actually wondering how to get about to writing about Nasal Irrigation. However once we started writing, the words just seemed to flow continuously!

Haven't eliminated sinus infections entirely, and I might come down with perhaps one per year. I'm more susceptible when very tired, or after long flights, as we often go back and forth to Europe for our tour business. When flying anywhere I make sure to take some kind of decongestant, normally the Flonase. I can enjoy wine, cheese, chocolate, and I really don't need to avoid any particular foods. Dr. Grossan's system has worked for me, and I certainly don't miss the deep, painful sinus infection headaches that used to be all too familiar. Dr. Grossan has lots of other advice in his book as well, and I definitely recommend that anyone with sinusitis read it. Do not judge a book by its cover; so don't just scan through this matter on Sinusitis. read it thoroughly to judge its value and importance.

Other Medications

For many people the nasal irrigation system will be enough to control your sinus problems. Those of us with particularly significant sinusitis may need to supplement this with medications, and I use Flonase before going to bed each night as well. If I feel like I'm on the verge of a sinus infection I might take some zyrtec (an antihistimine) or if an infection seems imminent, I have my silver bullet, which is prednisone. I don't use much of the latter, however, as there can be side affects with this steroid. My doctor usually prescribes 10 pills of 20 mg each, and these last for about a year. I never take a whole pill and usually take 5 mg or 10 mg maximum at a time for a day or two. I'm told this is a reasonable amount and nothing to worry about. Speaking of bad side effects, prior to discovering Dr. Grossan's system, sometimes desperate for relief, I used an over-the-counter spray called afrin. The warnings on the label say to use this product for only 4 days or less. This medication can damage the cilia in one's sinuses and cause permanent damage if used too much. As frequent users know, there is also an effect called rebound congestion, so after using it you might end up just as congested as when you started. Thus, people are tempted to continue using it, and it is said to become addictive. Dr. Grossan simply recommends that you throw your afrin into the garbage and stay away from it. I have not used it for years now and am glad to be rid of it. It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Neti Pot if they are presented in an easy and clear way. The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it!

The Easiest Way to Start

In the past couple of years Dr. Grossan has come up with his own machine for nasal irrigation. It is called the Hydro Pulse Nasal Irrigation System. For about $89 plus shipping one receives the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus Irrigator, 2 Original Sinus Irrigator Tips , 2 Original Throat Irrigator Tips, Breathe-ease XL Nasal Moisturizer (this is the saline solution), and excerpts from,"The Sinus Cure" by Dr. Grossan. It is with much interest that we got about to write on Sinusitis. So we do hope that you too read this article with the same, if not more interest!

This is the Easiest Way to Start, as You Have Everything Needed

If the system works well and you want to continue to do nasal irrigation on a daily basis, I would suggest purchase of a pack of one dozen saline solution boxes, as the price is lower per box and there is only one shipping charge to pay. Of course one could still purchase a WaterPik at a retail store and buy the Dr. Grossan's adaptor and saline solution to work with it. For information about how to purchase these items, and also how to download a free ebook written by Dr. Grossan, follow the links at the end of this article. It is always better to have compositions with as little corrections in it as possible. This is why we have written this composition on Sinus Cure with no corrections for the reader to be more interested in reading it. :roll:

Sinus Operations- Try to Avoid

The operations were no fun. After the first one my nose was "packed". This means that in order to stop the bleeding, the ENT specialist/surgeon put a large amount of gauze in my nose, which means that one can only breathe through the mouth for the week or so of recovery time. In other words, swallowing and breathing cannot occur at the same time. This is a good way to lose weight, as one cannot eat much, but it is not a great way to live. At the end of this period, before pulling out the gauze, the doctor said "this will feel like I'm pulling your brains out through your nose". This was the most accurate statement he ever made to me. Pulling what seemed like 6 feet of moist, sticky gauze out of my nose was an almost surrealistically painful sensation. But I thought, "if my deviated septum is now fixed, at least I can look forward to no sinus infections in the future, or at least a lot fewer of them. I was wrong again, as they started coming back after a few months. I changed ENT specialists since the first one put me through tons of pain for no gain. After a couple of years of treatment with this new doctor, I decided to take his advice and try another operation. Among other therapies, I had allergy shots during that time, even though I only tested positive for minor allergies to a couple of things. My nose was not "packed" this time, but there was still plenty of pain. Again my hopes for an infection-free future were dashed when they started up again after a few months. So after two operations by two different ENT specialists, I said "enough is enough". For those considering sinus operations to fix things like a deviated septum, here's my considered advice: don't do it. At least try the nasal irrigation recommended by Dr. Murray Grossan which is explained below before you do. One hears about people who have had 5 or 6 sinus operations, and these either don't work, or if they do cause improvement, it doesn't last very long. Some people have told me that a sinus operation "fixed" their problems, but I am skeptical. A rolling stone gathers no moss. So if I just go on writing, and you don't understand, then it is of no use of me writing about Sinus! Whatever written should be understandable by the reader.


Dr. Murray Grossan to the Rescue I thus started doing more research on other books and approaches, and in the course of this I came across a book by Dr. Murray Grossan called "The Sinus Cure- 7 Simple Steps". In a nutshell, Dr. Grossan's system worked. His book contains many technical explanations about sinusitis and how to deal with it. He clearly explains the reasons for the problem and suggests numerous remedies including diet considerations, home environmental improvements like duct cleaning and humidity control, and the most important aspect of the program: pulsating nasal irrigation with a saline solution. The presentation of an article on Sinus plays an important role in getting the reader interested in reading it. This is the reason for this presentation, which has gotten you interested in reading it!


The first step toward getting rid of a sinus infection is to start Zinc treatment right away. I know some of you are saying, "But, Zinc is an antiviral treatment strategy." Well, as it turns out many sinus infections are sparked by a viral infection. It's called a secondary infection, and if you want to reduce your symptoms and the severity of your cold and any sinus infection, you should look into Zicam Gel Swabs for your nose or Zinc tablets you put under your tongue. It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Sinus. Such is the amount of matter that is available on Sinus.

The Pain and Frustration of Chronic Sinus Infections can be Truly Debilitating

One patient told me that her sinusitis felt like she was hundreds of feet underwater without a diving helmet. That's a good description of the swelling, congestion, pain, headache, and overall misery of a sinus attack. Many people suffer with sinusitis for years because they and their doctors can never identify precisely what's causing the problem and/or they don't take sufficient care to avoid repeated attacks. Sometimes, what we hear about Sinus Infection can prove to be rather hilarious and illogical. This is why we have introduced this side of Sinus Infection to you.

Take 1 Tsp Ajwain and Roast It on a Flat Pan

As soon as it starts to smoke, put it in a cloth or kitchen tissue. Bring it close to your nose and inhale deeply. Though you might sneeze initially, you will start feeling better after 4-5 minutes We were furnished with so many points to include while writing about Chronic Sinus Infections that we were actually lost as to which to use and which to discard!

You can use a hot-water bottle, an infrared lamp or a warm flannel over the congested area. It can ease the congestion to quite an extent. A portable humidifier is very useful in this case. You can also boil water to make the air humid. Taking steam is also a good way to lessen the pain. The process creates moisture in the nose. For this, create a steam tent according to your face. Lean over a pot, and place a towel over your head. This will help keep the steam in. Inhale the steam slowly to thin the mucous. This process is easy and comfortable for people. It relieves the pain and provides rest to the patient. The results of one reading this composition is a good understanding on the topic of Sinus Infection. So do go ahead and read this to learn more about Sinus Infection.

Most of the medicines, which are used for sinus, related problems have their own side effects like adversely impacting on mental alertness, rise in blood pressure, increased heart rate, loss of sleep etc. Persistent use of medicines can also lead to thinning of bones, cataract and diabetes. So home remedies for sinus problems should be preferred over medicines till they succeed in lessening the discomfort.


The one very important thing which people over look while going for home remedies for sinus problems is that they do not raise their head while sleeping. While taking rest or sleeping. One should use more than one pillow or should readjust the bedposts. A raised head leads to easy draining of nose and makes breathing easier. If the head is not raised then it makes mucus to pool inside the head. So one should not over look this precaution.

There are home remedies for sinus problems to replace decongestants like menthol as well. For example sniffing an onion produces the same kind of stimulation because of irritation as is produced by menthol etc. and makes the nose to run. To clear a stuffed nose all that one needs to do is to make it run. So it is also advisable to take a lot of spicy stuff. A hot or spicy food makes our body to produce some reflex action like making the nose to run. Thinking of life without Sinus seem to be impossible to imagine. This is because Sinus can be applied in all situations of life.

Taking any hot liquid like soup is also one of the most common home remedies for sinus problems. The steam from the hot liquid helps in unclogging the nasal passages. The liquid dilutes the mucus in the nose and makes breathing a lot easier. Just as a book shouldn't be judged by its cover, we wish you read this entire article on Sinusitis Infection before actually making a judgement about Sinusitis Infection.

Re: Sinusitis and Sinusitis- How I Beat It- You can Too
by happyjoe86 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:50 am

Headaches - What is Fungal Sinusitis?

Your chronic sinusitis unresponsive to antibiotics and other drugs? If it is, you might want to go for second opinion as you may be suffering from fungal an infection of the sinuses. Fungal infection is brought about by plant-like creatures called fungi, which thrive in warm and humid climates. This kind of makes the dark and moist cavities of the sinuses a great breeding ground for these types of creatures.

More about Fungal Sinusitis Anyone can Suffer from Fungal Sinusitis, as It is Often Called

However, those with weak immune system have a higher chance of contracting this disease especially those with diabetes, Aids, and other chronic diseases. For those with strong immune system, fungal infections are usually harmless and non-invasive. But it is often invasive and can spread to other neighboring structures for those people who are immuno-suppressed. Do not judge a book by its cover; so don't just scan through this matter on Chronic Sinusitis. read it thoroughly to judge its value and importance.

Mycetoma or fungal ball is a condition where fungal colonies develop and occupy the some other primary of the sinuses, more commonly in the maxillary or sphenoid. Signs include stuffiness, sinus blockage, and discharge which is one-sided. We were actually wondering how to get about to writing about Fungal Sinus. However once we started writing, the words just seemed to flow continuously! :idea:

Diagnosing and Treating Yeast Sinusitis Various kinds of sinusitis usually manifest through the same symptoms - headaches, facial discomfort, sinus blockage and eliminate. But if the facial pain is so severe which is associated with dark-colored release, fungal sinusitis is often the diagnosis. A CT scan is advised to appropriately identify the situation.

There are Four Types of Fungal Sinusitis:

Allergic fungal sinusitis is an allergic reaction to fungi within the environment. This usually exhibits through symptoms such as sinus blockage and release. A few patients can also produce nasal polyps. It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Fungal Sinusitis if they are presented in an easy and clear way. The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it!

  • Patients suffering from fungal sinusitis can also take advantage of the latest forms of treatment such as nebulized remedy and medicated irrigation.
  • Below are a few helpful information relating to this forms of treatment: - Nebulized therapy entails administering medication utilizing a nebulizer.
  • Treatment is topical, with very little chance of medication being absorbed into the blood stream, reducing side effects.
  • Anti-fungal nose medicine is usually taken in, travelling deep in to the cavities directly on the site of contamination.
  • Compared to medications, relief will be faster with fewer side effects.



Chronic invasive fungal sinusitis will be similar to the previous type, yet spreads a lot more slowly and does not have the acute and poisonous symptoms. It has every one of the features of longterm sinusitis but does not respond to antibiotic treatment. It is with much interest that we got about to write on Allergic Fungal Sinusitis. So we do hope that you too read this article with the same, if not more interest! :o.

Medicated Irrigation is Another Option to Take Into Account

Laser hair removal involves sprinkler system of the nasal passages with saline as well as medicated remedy. It moisturizes the nasal cavities in addition to washes out unwanted contaminants trapped inside the sinuses like bacteria and molds. :lol:

There are Usually Fundamentally Two Types of Sinusitis; Acute and Chronic

For those who suffer from acute sinusitis, this condition seldom occur and be gone after just a few days and also can be treated easily. But for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis, the attack is repeating and can cause further undesirable conditions. Since it is chronic, it also means that the patient will suffer from treatment plans through his or her life. For this matter, individuals who are afflicted by this kind of situation should find the best chronic sinusitis therapy to be used. :lol:

Often, individuals who first tried traditional drugs would switch to using natural chronic sinusitis therapy. Besides having marginal and tolerable side effects (or even have absolutely no side effects at all), it is also very cheap. It is indeed available that you can even find and perform the treatment as part of your home. Often, these natural treatments are composed of herbs and essential oils. Additionally, there are natural chronic sinusitis treatments where all you have to do is to change your lifestyle especially when it comes to the foods that you are eating. You must have searched high and low for some matter for Chronic Sinusitis, isn't it? That is the main reason we compiled this article for you to get that required matter!

There May be a Lot of Treatments Available Available for Sinusitis Victims to Use

You can choose between natural sinusitis treatments as well as conventional sinusitis treatments. The only problem is how to be able to choose the best chronic sinusitis treatment that will fit their condition. Sufferers can choose from antibiotics, decongestants, and nasal sprays. You may already know, many those who tried making use of conventional treatments often said in regards to the negative effects that these medications get. Yes, you can deal with sinusitis immediately, but this is just temporary. That medications are also known to provide a lot of unwanted side effects. It is not always that we just turn on the computer, and there is a page about Chronic Sinusitis Treatment. We have written this article to let others know more about Chronic Sinusitis Treatment through our resources.


Diagnosing sinusitis in Los angeles, it is important for the doctor to identify what is causing the sinusitis in the patient. This will allow the doctor in order to design an effective treatment. Nasal colonic irrigation may be of use in washing out irritants in the nasal cavities that cause inflammation. Other options include anabolic steroid nasal sprays, medicines, and also decongestants. However, in the event that sinusitis is caused by structural problems, surgery might be the best option. For example, a deviated septum ought to be corrected with a septoplasty, which lines up the bone and cartilage to improve breathing. A balloon sinuplasty is an additional such surgery - this can be used to be able to "unclog" sinus passages to ease irritation and also promote smoother breathing.

How To Treat And Get Rid Of Sinus Pressure




The results of sinusitis can be debilitating because it has an effect on not merely the sinuses but additionally your ability to think clearly due to headaches. Sinus can als give the sufferer excruciating heaviness and pain from the upper face, along with a very congested experience in the nose. Over the years there have been a variety of natural healing remedies for nose infection and like most cures, some will give relief to some individuals and others will benefit another group.

Face Massage

Sinusitis affects the region from your nasal, around beneath eye balls and also away towards your head (not all the way though), as well as other symptoms such as headches. A relief that many people have found to assistance is to be able to massage this particular area, starting next to the nose and yanking away towards the ears, to the outer edge of the eye. The strength of pressure applied will depend on how firmly you can stand the pressure as this area can be very agonizing when someone is suffering from chronic sinusitis. Do this several times and you fill believe it is helping in clearing the sinus cavities which in turn reduces some of the pressure.

Acupuncture This form of ancient China healthcare practice has at long last been approved by the Western world and in fact several doctors now encourage certain patients to be able to try this as a kind of relief for sinusitis.

Reflexology This is another popular form of sinus relief, but some question it simply because funnily enough you are dealing with the hands, not your face.

The beauty of these natural techniques is that they can be very good for immediate relief as well as some of them, such as the facial kneading can be done anywhere at any time. It may take some time to comprehend the matter on Chronic Sinusitis that we have listed here. However, it is only through it's complete comprehension would you get the right picture of Chronic Sinusitis.


These remedies stem from other types of "medicine" at times, other theories than conventional, or allopathic, medicine professes. In proclaiming that although, they all have one common denominator: they have just about all delivered relief to some individuals at some stage. Often simply by opening your mind and being ready to try a slightly different approach can make the difference in order to the results you will attain. We are proud to say we have dominance in the say of Sinusitis. This is because we have read vastly and extensively on Sinusitis.

This is a Relief from Sinusitis that Needs to be Distributed by a Qualified Acupuncturist

It is not something that one should attempt to do themselves. The development of Sinusitis has been explained in detail in this article on Sinusitis. Read it to find something interesting and surprising!

Use a Golf Ball and Also Roll It Over the Palms of Both of Your Hands

To your nose difficulties, be sure the ball visits the palm of your hands in which lie directly below the thumb. Continue you this particular for 30 seconds at 30 second times for five minutes. It is recommended that you do not use this technique as a continuing form of relief, but as a substitute one from time to time. Producing such an interesting anecdote on Natural Sinus Remedies took a lot of time and hard work. So it would be enhancing to us to learn that you have made good use of this hard work! :D.

When You Self-Massage These Places, for You to Do So Gingerly and Carefully, Initially

When your sinuses are swollen, you may discover that coming in contact with this point can be extremely painful. We can proudly say that there is no competition to the meaning of Sinus Infection Remedies, when comparing this article with other articles on Sinus Infection Remedies found on the net.

Popular Place is Placing Your Thumbs on Either Side of Your Nose, about Halfway Up

Press firmly against the cartilage material of the nostrils. Hold this pressure for 30 seconds. Repeat this often during the day. This kind of pressure has the effect of draining and clearing the nose cavities. :o.

Ancient Chinese Sinus Solutions

Acupressure As you may have guessed, this is a method of using pressure rather than needles to perform the task and is one that a person who has sinus can do themselves. Essentially the pressure is employed in similar areas to that of chinese medicine for sinusitis relief. We cannot be blamed if you find any other article resembling the matter we have written here about Sinus Remedies. What we have done here is our copyright material!

How many times have you tried to deal with your nose signs and symptoms with sinus medication that have not shipped any good relief? For many people, there are some sinusitis treatments that are unsuccessful ever since they could remember - a total waste of time and money which, in turn, gets a big source of aggravation.

Breakthrough in Sinus Technology Sophisticated sinusitis technology has come out with the latest sinus treatment called aerosolized remedy. It is a sinus medicine method proven to relieve acute and chronic sinusitis by concentrating on the infected sinus cavity directly and instantly. It makes use of a portable and silent nebulizer which usually pumps very tiny microns of medicine into the sinus openings, giving favorable sinus relief to the patient. Liquid medications prescribed by the physician are customized compounded by a sinus pharmacy. This method is safe, and has very minimal side effects, since sinus treatment is topical.

Sinusitis Signs Sinusitis is an ailment concerning a slew of unpleasant symptoms in which impact day to day living. When someone suffers from sinusitis, his / her quality of life is changed, and his awesome chance to enjoy life towards the fullest extent is dampened. One is diagnosed to have sinusitis any time the following symptoms are present: colds blockage face pain and pressure head ache fatigue or malaise green pharyngeal eliminate stuffy nose post nasal drip fever Saying that all that is written here is all there is on Nasal Drip would be an understatement. Very much more has to be learnt and propagated bout Nasal Drip.

Types of Sinusitis Someone is diagnosed with acute sinusitis if symptoms last lower than 3 weeks, although an individual struggling for more than 12 weeks is considered to have persistent sinusitis. Over 35 million people in the united states have chronic sinusitis. A sinus infection could be caused by a virus, germs, fungi or the environment. :o.

So the next time sinusitis will take you, drop the old habits, throw out the ineffective prescription drugs, and get the most advanced nose medication to date. :D

Sinusitis Remedies You have Been Used to Conservative treatments like home-remedies passed on from generation to generation are still widely used by many until today. Frequently, these practices are safe, natural, easy to do and they hardly strain your budget. They may range from very hot steam showers, sipping teas, as well as peppermint guitar neck systems, to hot/cold compress, among many others. Another non-medicinal approach is acupuncture that is availed by people who still believe in ancient traditional ways of therapeutic. And of course, for those preferring quick fixes, taking pain prescriptions and oral decongestants are still the most popular forms of sinus medication today. On the other hand, your doctor may also suggest oral antibiotics to kill a microbial nose infection. ;)

Sinusitis is an inflammation of infectious, acute or chronic nature, of nasal mucosal lining of the bone tooth decay of the face (sinuses). Air-filled sinuses, cavities located on both sides of the nasal cavity are lined with a mucous tissue layer, very thin, when it becomes painful as well as contaminated, swollen preventing the channels through which mucous drains into the nasal cavity. The actual ensuing pressure can cause: sinus congestion, head ache, runny nose as well as yellow-green, cheek pain.

For managing this disease treatments according to CaliVita normal products are very effective. Para Protex beefs up defense as well as removes bacterial and viral infectious episodes. White Willow (natural aspirin) is effective for nose inflammation and eliminates pain, as well as C 1000 strengthens the immune system providing protection against disease recurrence. The more readers we get to this writing on Nasal Congestion, the more encouragement we get to produce similar, interesting articles for you to read. So read on and pass it to your friends.


Pepper - if you like hot and spicy meals, add a little spice up, simply because it has capsaicin, a compound that relieves congestion and favors mucus drainage. You should use cayenne pepper, which also contains capsaicin. There is sure to be a grin on your face once you get to read this article on Chronic Sinusitis. This is because you are sure to realize that all this matter is so obvious, you wonder how come you never got to know about it!


Acute sinusitis endures up to three-weeks and can be triggered by: cold, flu, a infection or even skating in a polluted water. Chronic sinusitis may be the result of a deviated septum, irritation due to dirt or smoke, or perhaps a fungal infection. In the case when bacterial infection is actually the cause of sinusitis, your doctor may recommend therapy with antibiotics. Oral or nasal decongestants may help as well as brings temporary relief, but used over three days will exacerbate the situation. Natural remedies are more efficiency than antibiotics, risk-free versus activity decongestants and safer than traumatizing surgical lavage. Here are some additional remedies available to everyone: Honey-comb within folk medicine is an excellent remedy used by our elders with reliable results in all forms of sinusitis, but if you do not want in order to heal overnight. Chew up a teaspoon of honey comb, three times daily for 2 hours and then not necessarily eat anything to leave to work healing ingredients. :o.

Potato Mash

One of the most easily available as well as at the same time ordinary cure, potato peels, are very good for sinusitis. Give steam 300 g of previously washed potato peels and boil for half an hour on low heat. Then inhalate, sitting down with your head covered with a towel over the meal prepare potato peels. Can you really sleep much better. Continue treatment for several days and sinusitis will become a memory. A lot of imagination is required in writing. People may think that writing on Chronic Sinusitis is very easy; on the contrary, knowledge and imagination has to be merged to create an interesting composition.