February 24, 2009 12:00am CST
i was suffering from severe headache accompanied by pain on the cheek, nose, eyes, teeth . i was quite sure that it was sinus. after one year of suffering fromt his pain , i decided to consult the doctor. he too said the same thing. he gave me tablets for seven days and asked me to consult him after 7 days. its been 6 days now and i dont see any changes. does anyone here have sinusitis or do you know anyone with sinusitis. any tips to cure or prevent ?
24 Feb 09
Hi, The Most common cause behind Sinusitis is Allergy.Find the allergens out(if possible),in that case getting rid of the source will take U out of Sinusitis. In between, try out the following:- a)Use normal saline spray to keep the passage moist(often dry passage gives rise of sinusitis). b)DONOT drink iced drinks/iced tea etc. c)Workout outdoors.(keep circulation normal). d)Take 4-5 hot showers/day. e)Close window at night,of Ur bedroom.Keep Ur head elevated,while sleeping. f)take a warm compress around Ur ear-nose-throat, to keep pain in control. Consult an ENT specialist,avoid antihistamines-use decongestants. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
• United States
24 Feb 09
Yes, the key is to keep your sinuses open. I am on antibotics now for a sinus infection. You need to know if you are allergic to somethings also. I have year round allergies, but I do know which ones make me worse. So take an antihistamine, or sinus pills as soon as you feel the pressure coming on. Also the new thing is those netti pots which is gross, because essentailly you pour saline solution up your nose, but it does work. They also sell saline sprays. I also keep Vicks near my bed, it helps also keep me clear. I was so bad last week, i could not put my left earon the pillow, and my doctor said my ears were clear, my sinuses were the problem.