Chronic Sinus Problem

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -marketd…@aol.com (MarketDLOP) wrote: >I am writing to this newsgroup because I am desperate and I have tried >everything to get rid of this sinus infection/swelling or whatever it is >that has been plagueing me for a YEAR.  I’ll just do a brief history so >you will know what’s happened in my situation… >About 14 months ago I came down with a cold.  After 3-4 weeks I was still >coughing but felt better.  My doctor was suspicious that I could possibly >have pertussis (whooping cough) because there had been an outbreak of it >in our area.  I tested barely positive on the IgM which meant to him that >I had it.  Well, after being on antibiotics all the symptoms went away.   >Three months later we started remodeling our office at work.  Carpet was >torn up and replaced, walls were put in, dust was everywhere, etc.  I >noticed that I had a chronic cough again that just would NOT go away.  It >sort of felt like the asthma that I had years before so I went to the >doctor for that and got an inhaler.  This did not help so I went back and >I got another inhaler, this time with steroids.  Well, this did not help >either so I went back AGAIN to the doctor who this time looked at my nose >and saw that there was some inflammation.  I went on a nasal spray, two of >them to be exact.  Anyway, this was last spring and since then I have been >on 5 different antibiotics, prednisone, nasal sprays, inhalers, probably >others that I cannot think of right now and still my nasal passages are >practically swollen shut, I have post nasal drip at night that causes me >to cough for about 6 hours each morning and I am generally miserable all >the time.  Can anybody else relate and have you found any answers??? >Please let me know because I am getting really desperate and I just don’t >want to even deal with this anymore. >Thanks, >Heidi

– Sounds like you may have a chronic sinusitis.  You may need to see a sinusitis specialist.  In the meantime, you may get somemore answers at my website.. Wellington S. Tichenor, M. D. http://www.sinuses.com Sinusitis: A Treatment Plan that Works for Asthma and Allergy too Any information should not be viewed as medical advice, as individual medical problems must be addressed by your physician. If you are looking for a physician to treat sinusitis, allergy or asthma, please see the FAQ page on the website for information as to how to find a physician.

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In article <19961224184400.NAA13…@ladder01.news.aol.com> marketd…@aol.com (MarketDLOP) writes: > Three months later we started remodeling our office at work.  Carpet > was torn up and replaced, walls were put in, dust was everywhere, > etc.  I noticed that I had a chronic cough again that just would NOT > go away….Can anybody else relate and have you found any answers???

Sure can.  An obvious suggestion: Take a 2 week vacation away from work, go visit an area with fresh air–say the Rocky Mountains or Newfoundland–and see if your symptoms improve.  If so, then your office building may have “sick building syndrome.”  In that case, you should then complain to your employer–there are OSHA air quality standards.  If that fails, you may have to try telecommuting, or seek employment elsewhere.   My symptoms are highly geographic specific–air pollution is a likely culprit in my case.  I always feel better when I travel to less heavily polluted areas–and when I return, the symptoms hit me within a half hour of getting off the plane at Boston’s Logan Airport! — Steven D. Litvintchouk “There seems to be no mainframe Email:  s…@mitre.org                    explanation for the PC world Disclaimer:  As far as I am aware, in which we’re living.” the opinions expressed herein — President Bill Clinton are not those of my employer.

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Heidi – You still go in to work every day though right?   *Assuming* there is anything wrong with your building AND that that is the sole or primary cause  of your sinus illness,  the best experiment would really be to stay out of your building entirely for a week (or longer, yeah right, I know! I can’t stay out of my office for a day. )  while staying at home (having one independent variable and one dependent variable is much simpler and more sure). By the way, I live in Seattle, and although my sinus disease was caused by a dental infection originally, and not by atmospheric pollution, it is my opinion that the air here is none too good around the city.  When I return to  rural Texas, as I frequently do, my symptoms improve even with many more allergens in the picture (2 dependent variables, alas).  They  also improve when I get high on a mountain outside of Seattle, like above the smogline. Aaron On 30 Dec 1996, MarketDLOP wrote: – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Steven, > Thanks for your suggestion, however, I live in the Seattle Suburbs and I > thought that the air was pretty clean here.  (If you know any different, > please let me know). > Thanks, > Heidi > Sure can.  An obvious suggestion: Take a 2 week vacation away from > work, go visit an area with fresh air–say the Rocky Mountains or > Newfoundland–and see if your symptoms improve.  If so, then your > office building may have “sick building syndrome.”  In that case, you > should then complain to your employer–there are OSHA air quality > standards.  If that fails, you may have to try telecommuting, or seek > employment elsewhere.   > My symptoms are highly geographic specific–air pollution is a likely > culprit in my case.  I always feel better when I travel to less > heavily polluted areas–and when I return, the symptoms hit me within > a half hour of getting off the plane at Boston’s Logan Airport!

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If you have a nasal irrigation solution that works for you – please post it for all. I’m using a waterPik with the Grossnan attachment. 1 tsp of non-iodized salt to one full container on the WaterPik.  Do not exceed 1 tsp. 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp glycerin Please share your successes!!! Thanks to all.

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I am writing to this newsgroup because I am desperate and I have tried everything to get rid of this sinus infection/swelling or whatever it is that has been plagueing me for a YEAR.  I’ll just do a brief history so you will know what’s happened in my situation… About 14 months ago I came down with a cold.  After 3-4 weeks I was still coughing but felt better.  My doctor was suspicious that I could possibly have pertussis (whooping cough) because there had been an outbreak of it in our area.  I tested barely positive on the IgM which meant to him that I had it.  Well, after being on antibiotics all the symptoms went away.   Three months later we started remodeling our office at work.  Carpet was torn up and replaced, walls were put in, dust was everywhere, etc.  I noticed that I had a chronic cough again that just would NOT go away.  It sort of felt like the asthma that I had years before so I went to the doctor for that and got an inhaler.  This did not help so I went back and I got another inhaler, this time with steroids.  Well, this did not help either so I went back AGAIN to the doctor who this time looked at my nose and saw that there was some inflammation.  I went on a nasal spray, two of them to be exact.  Anyway, this was last spring and since then I have been on 5 different antibiotics, prednisone, nasal sprays, inhalers, probably others that I cannot think of right now and still my nasal passages are practically swollen shut, I have post nasal drip at night that causes me to cough for about 6 hours each morning and I am generally miserable all the time.  Can anybody else relate and have you found any answers??? Please let me know because I am getting really desperate and I just don’t want to even deal with this anymore. Thanks, Heidi

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