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Old 10-07-2012, 15:22   #26
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Had a killer one back in '83(?). Had to get my eardrums lanced & drained, which, scary as it was, brought incredible relief. My head actually felt lighter and sense of balance was restored. Still my teeth hurt and nasal passages blocked, so started a course of antibiotics and a stronger decongestant...

I eventually blew out a booger that was solid, about the size of my index finger, and covered in bloody slime. It only came out part of the way; I had to grab & pull it out, an odd sensation; felt like it had roots behind my left eyeball!
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The brain eating bacteria came from the water they put in them not a dirty pot. The cases I head about were all in the South where their water is known to have that bacteria.
I hadn't heard that before, but it's yet another good reason why only distilled water should be used in them and state so in the directions, at least the ones made by NeilMed do.


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check out the waterpick style battery powered ones. awesome
Hmmm, a pressure washer for the sinuses may not be a bad idea. Do you have a link to any models you know of?


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I eventually blew out a booger that was solid, about the size of my index finger, and covered in bloody slime. It only came out part of the way; I had to grab & pull it out, an odd sensation; felt like it had roots behind my left eyeball!
I've had one of those monsters come out before and it certainly felt odd, just like how you described the one you had did.
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Old 10-07-2012, 16:14   #28
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Hmmm, a pressure washer for the sinuses may not be a bad idea. Do you have a link to any models you know of?
Since you mention NeilMed, they have this model:



I have used Neti pots and the NeilMed Sinus Rinse, but not this powered model.

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Old 10-07-2012, 16:28   #29
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My life long sinus Infections and Migraines went away a short while (few years) ago.

I definitely know of what you speak.

BUT!!!!! This year if have almost been incapacitated by sudden onset of allergies. I never had them before, but his year is killing me, with headaches, sneezing, eyes watering and nasal congestion.

After this year, I haven't made up my mind which problem is worse.

Good luck with yours, and I hope someone finds a solution for you.
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Old 10-07-2012, 19:04   #30
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Been in the south all my life, and have yet to hear this or even a mention of it..
You are not paying attention. Try this:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/0...-to-tap-water/
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Old 10-07-2012, 19:15   #31
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And I heard wild honey helps you build up immunities to your local pollens that cause sinus infections in the first place,(I haven't tried that one yet).
It has to be LOCAL honey and the closer to your home you can get it, the better it is for this purpose--it will contain more local allegens. You have to take it for at least six months to build up in your system so it's not going to be a quick fix.
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My life long sinus Infections and Migraines went away a short while (few years) ago.
Migraines and sinus headaches can effect the same nerves. It's actually a pretty common link.
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I've had one of those monsters come out before and it certainly felt odd, just like how you described the one you had did.
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The one for allergy and sinus relief was recommended by our ENT doc and does a great job.
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Whatever you do...don't load a neti pot with warm water and hydrogen peroxide and use it.

I thought I was going to die, and my doctor almost hurt his back laughing at me the next day.
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The one for allergy and sinus relief was recommended by our ENT doc and does a great job.
I have a can of this that I leave at the hotel along with other stuff that I don't want to haul through airport security twice a week, but it has 2 drawbacks.

1) it cost $7.29 for a small volume of pressurized saline, and 2) it is a low volume flush whereas I prefer to flush 8 ounces with a NeilMed Sinus Rinse when possible.

However, I knew those limitations when I bought it, and for something that I leave at the hotel, and not having to deal with buying distilled water and sanitizing a bottle, it serves its purpose.

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Migraines and sinus headaches can effect the same nerves. It's actually a pretty common link.

I agree 100%. But for most of my life no Doctor would agree with me so I had to deal with them on my own.
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Try Advil cold and sinus liqui-gels. You have to bring a card to the pharmacist for them because they contain ephedrine. That's the only over the counter med that My wife and I have had work. If it's really bad then those coupled with an antibiotic and lots of caffeine helps. I know a couple people who have had the surgery and they didn't last long before the sinus problems came back. It sounds like a terribly painful surgery too.
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I agree 100%. But for most of my life no Doctor would agree with me so I had to deal with them on my own.
That is BS. Of course, I had one doctor write me a script for Dilaudid for migraines and send me on my merry way for a month!!! Yes, Dilaudid! I asked for steroids and he gave me Dilaudid!!
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Whatever you do...don't load a neti pot with warm water and hydrogen peroxide and use it.

I thought I was going to die, and my doctor almost hurt his back laughing at me the next day.
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Sorry I'll bet it did hurt.

I have used hydrogen peroxide in my ear though. It seems to give some relief.
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It has to be LOCAL honey and the closer to your home you can get it, the better it is for this purpose--it will contain more local allegens. You have to take it for at least six months to build up in your system so it's not going to be a quick fix.
Yep, I've been keeping bees for sixteen years, and the honey really seems to help me out. I harvested 30 gallons this year, and I've sold almost half of it already!
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Since you mention NeilMed, they have this model:
Amazon.com: NeilMed Sinugator Cordless Pulsating Nasal Wash: Health & Personal Care

I have used Neti pots and the NeilMed Sinus Rinse, but not this powered model.

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This! Mine is the Sinusense made by the waterpick folks. Looks almost exactly the same.
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I have a can of this that I leave at the hotel along with other stuff that I don't want to haul through airport security twice a week, but it has 2 drawbacks.

1) it cost $7.29 for a small volume of pressurized saline, and 2) it is a low volume flush whereas I prefer to flush 8 ounces with a NeilMed Sinus Rinse when possible.

However, I knew those limitations when I bought it, and for something that I leave at the hotel, and not having to deal with buying distilled water and sanitizing a bottle, it serves its purpose.

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Doesn't have to be distilled water. Any bottled drinking water works fine.

Warm in the in room microwave or run the bottle of water under hot water in the hotel lav.
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No, but infections breed in clogged up sinuses. Sudafed drains the sinuses and results in the infection clearing up quickly instead of getting worse. It's best not to use antibiotics for things unless you really need to.
I agree that it's best to not use AB unless necessary but Sudafed will not always solve the problem. Some years ago I had recurring sinus infections. Sudafed would clear the sinuses but the infection would still exist and then re-infiltrate my sinuses. Constant exposure to the Suda elevated my usually low BP to 165/115. Then again I tend to develop sinus and ear problems very easily. As a matter of fact I am 'posed to have a tube placed in my left ear to drain the fluid. I have a deviated septum since breaking my nose more than 30 years ago, I suffer from migraine, sinus and tension headache.

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You are not paying attention. Try this:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/0...-to-tap-water/
Seems like more of an issue with untreated well water and it seems it can survive in Kansas, Minnesota, Virginia, and Arizona..

Warm water does seem to help the spread, but any state with waters above a certain sustained temp degree can have it..

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That is BS. Of course, I had one doctor write me a script for Dilaudid for migraines and send me on my merry way for a month!!! Yes, Dilaudid! I asked for steroids and he gave me Dilaudid!!
That's criminal.
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If the sinus infections persist, bet checked for diabetes. Years ago I went through several month of agony until I changed doctors and got my glucose levels under control.
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The oils found in hot peppers are known to affect soft body tissue. This is why cops spray bad guys with pepper spray. It not only hurts but causes the eyes to water and your nose to drain.

Well today I wanted to to try a new hot sauce...and I don't recommend this...but I feel a billion times better.

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This, in fact, to the delight and concern of my coworkers did wonders for me today. I am totally clear.

It hurt like hades! And my eyes screamed like a water fall...but my sinuses emptied totally.
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I used to get sinus infections all the time. Finally after going to a Specialist, I found out I had a Deviated Septum. Since I had the surgery over 10 years ago, I rarely get a sinus infection.

When my sinuses do bother me, I make a Saline Solution on the stove. I let the pan of Solution cool off a bit. Then I place it on a thick towel on the coffee table and put a towel over me and the pot and inhale the vapors deeply for a while. I do this a couple times a day until the infection goes away. My sister does the same thing.
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