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    Sinus Infection need some advice.

    Need to see if anyone can help, I got the worst sinus infection after I had a summer cold. Its been almost a month now, Im constantly congested, coughing up flem. Im on penicillin but its just not getting rid of it. My lungs are filled with this crap and my head and nose are clogged al the time. I using all the over the counter stuff to, musinex chest congestion, vicks 44 congestion, alka selser am/pm vitamine C.. I dont know else to do. My chest hurts constantly having chest pain from this as well. Can someone who has had this befroe throw some tips m way thank you.

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    try:
    anti-histamine: loratadine or cetrizine
    mucolytic: bromhexine or ambroxol
    stronger antibiotics: clavulanic acid+amoxicillin or clarithromycin

    seen a doc yet?

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    if coughing up phlegm and it is other than clear or white, then you have an infection. if penicillin is not knocking it out (strange, it's pretty strong stuff) then you need another antibiotic. this isn't something to play around with, and you are inviting big problems if self medicating. infectious strains immune to the penicillin could persist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    if coughing up phlegm and it is other than clear or white, then you have an infection. if penicillin is not knocking it out (strange, it's pretty strong stuff) then you need another antibiotic. this isn't something to play around with, and you are inviting big problems if self medicating. infectious strains immune to the penicillin could persist.
    I did get the meds from my doctor. I didn't realize sinus infections were a big deal till now. I did wait to long to see the doctor, so that did not help, as I didnt think they were that big a deal...until now because it went from bad to god awful. Its green phlegm too, really gross stuff. Im still on the meds for another 5 days, hopeful it will get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razr. View Post
    I did get the meds from my doctor. I didn't realize sinus infections were a big deal till now. I did wait to long to see the doctor, so that did not help, as I didnt think they were that big a deal...until now because it went from bad to god awful. Its green phlegm too, really gross stuff. Im still on the meds for another 5 days, hopeful it will get better.
    it sounds like shiit, but ALWAYS take the full couurse of antibiotics and do not stop just cause you feel better!

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    you may need amoxicillin for like a heavy 10 day course, and if you can go to walgreens and get a saline rinse. they have powered ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicotine View Post
    you may need amoxicillin for like a heavy 10 day course, and if you can go to walgreens and get a saline rinse. they have powered ones.
    Im on amoxicillin 10 day course. Stil sucks Its like I have 1/2 a lung to workout now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicotine View Post
    you may need amoxicillin for like a heavy 10 day course, and if you can go to walgreens and get a saline rinse. they have powered ones.
    netti pot and it comes with a saline rinse. really helps when you use blood warm water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    netti pot and it comes with a saline rinse. really helps when you use blood warm water
    Say again?

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    if you're having acute sinusitis or allergic rhinitis, the above should work. but if you have lots of cough and phlegm, like its coming from the lungs, may have to worry about acute bronchitis, not sinusitis.

    see your doc again if things are not getting better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razr. View Post
    Need to see if anyone can help, I got the worst sinus infection after I had a summer cold. Its been almost a month now, Im constantly congested, coughing up flem. Im on penicillin but its just not getting rid of it. My lungs are filled with this crap and my head and nose are clogged al the time. I using all the over the counter stuff to, musinex chest congestion, vicks 44 congestion, alka selser am/pm vitamine C.. I dont know else to do. My chest hurts constantly having chest pain from this as well. Can someone who has had this befroe throw some tips m way thank you.
    chest infection

    get some exputex from pharmacy, it will help get the phelm up, you need to clear your chest

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    See i knew you guys would know what to do! I got the expectorant stuff for the chest congestion
    Will the amoxillian work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razr. View Post
    See i knew you guys would know what to do! I got the expectorant stuff for the chest congestion
    Will the amoxillian work?
    couldnt tell you, i allergic to it so dont use it, cant see how it would do any harm though provided you arent allergic aswell lol

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    iv always been prone to sinus infections and bad allergies normally id take a hot shower blow your nose and cough out what you can and then use an antihistamine and afrin i swear by afrin and some kind of antibiotic normally i think it runs like 14days

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    Razr, there isn't much you can do. Just make sure you eat as much food as you can, drink as much fluids as possible and get plenty of bed rest. A nice hot shower might make you feel a little better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank13 View Post
    iv always been prone to sinus infections and bad allergies normally id take a hot shower blow your nose and cough out what you can and then use an antihistamine and afrin i swear by afrin and some kind of antibiotic normally i think it runs like 14days
    You don't want to use afrin for more than a day or two. You can get dependent on it and it'll cause your sinuses to clog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    You don't want to use afrin for more than a day or two. You can get dependent on it and it'll cause your sinuses to clog.
    i know i sniff it all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    You don't want to use afrin for more than a day or two. You can get dependent on it and it'll cause your sinuses to clog.
    damn i been using it every day, i guess i need to stop using it

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    have you tried a netti pot but use purified water. what about ear candling? My sinuses have also been bad this year...constant drainage esp in morning for the past 2 months!

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    No I have not tried it, I just got a humidifier in my room, hopefully it helps... what is netty pot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razr. View Post
    Say again?
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    you buy the netti pot at walmart or walgreeen or...

    works like a charm. use water that is blood warm. mild saline solution (initial pack comes with, but you can easily make your own). provides temporary relief, and cleans you out like a whistle, WITHOUT the use of drugs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    you buy the netti pot at walmart or walgreeen or...

    works like a charm. use water that is blood warm. mild saline solution (initial pack comes with, but you can easily make your own). provides temporary relief, and cleans you out like a whistle, WITHOUT the use of drugs!!!
    Do I really have to pour liquid down my nose?

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    i consider it a form of water boarding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razr. View Post
    Do I really have to pour liquid down my nose?
    yes. itt's very easy to do and works like a charm. it's been used for over a thousand years in india.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razr. View Post
    Do I really have to pour liquid down my nose?
    It's the better option. You wont become dependent on it like you will Afrin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    It's the better option. You wont become dependent on it like you will Afrin.
    and you can do it repeatedly throughout the day, as needed without fear of sides.....

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    remember to tilt your head forward

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    Bro this aint no joke go see a Doctor.That shit can kill you.My cousin years ago had one real bad like you.He put it off till my Aunt made him go to the Hospital.He had to have a operation beacuse he waited so long.Doc said he couldve died if he didnt come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    netti pot

    Ohhh that's what a netti pot is, I always just though it was some type of vapor inhaler. I modified a waterpic to do the same thing. Yes seriously since that's what my ENT used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Ohhh that's what a netti pot is, I always just though it was some type of vapor inhaler. I modified a waterpic to do the same thing. Yes seriously since that's what my ENT used.
    LB
    they sell for $8 and last years. you can buy em online or at a drug store or walmart or......
    some people get creative with the solutions they rinse with. I use a 1/4 teaspoon table salt and two pinches of baking soda.
    some use a couple drips of vinegar. this helps bust up phlegm.
    others use a variety of aromatics.
    the recipes can be looked up online
    for example, glycerin helps sooth enflamed sinus passages
    a couple of drops of grapefruit seed extract is supposed to help fight infections

    many people include this as part of their personal hygeine routine, just like brushing their teeth.

    additionally, and I almost forgot this part, it has been very well documented that adding 1/2 teaspoon stevia (a type of sugar) will fight sinus infection. how it works is that the bacteria recognize stevia as a sugar, and ingest it. However, the bacteria are unable to digest it, and therefore die of starvation. I've done this before and it does seem to work.
    Last edited by Times Roman; 06-11-2012 at 10:55 PM. Reason: forgot about stevia

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    Man guys I really appreciate it, I got my neti pot! what a relief!!!! NOT 100% cured but ill do it everyday
    Last edited by Razor; 06-11-2012 at 11:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    and you can do it repeatedly throughout the day, as needed without fear of sides.....
    You kind of have to. I don't think it works as well or long. But still, it beats the side effects and the risk of dependency.

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    Anyone heard of oil pulling?

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    Sometime the netti pot won't work if your sinuses are clogged. I use 1 spray of Afrin in each nostril before the netti pot just to reduce the sinus swelling and full benefit of the netti. I also do mine while in a steaming hot shower.

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    As mentioned before, use purified water....you don't want all that bacteria laden water in your sinuses.

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    along with the all the other things people noted, an ear, nose, and throat specialist put me on 10 grams of vit C along with the antibiotics. also, stop drinking any caffiene and diary products (make the body produce more phlem) and pound down the water

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdw999 View Post
    Sometime the netti pot won't work if your sinuses are clogged. I use 1 spray of Afrin in each nostril before the netti pot just to reduce the sinus swelling and full benefit of the netti. I also do mine while in a steaming hot shower.

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    there is a technique that sometimes works when the sinuses are too clogged due to congestion.

    pinch the nose gently and try to blow air through it. when you release the pinch, you will notice that ffor a brief period, the nasal passage is clear and then cloogs up again. it is during this period that the rinse can be used. after a few reps of this, take a break and come bback in a whiile and repeat. quite often, your sinus passage will respond and begin to open without the technique. at this time, you can give the sinus passage the benefit of a full rinse.

    try it. it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdw999 View Post
    As mentioned before, use purified water....you don't want all that bacteria laden water in your sinuses.
    no need. bacteria is everywhere. nothing to be afraid of. 99.9999999% is friendly or benign. plus your nose is full of bacteria

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    Tap water should be fine, but dont use water from the river or pond or something like that...lol

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