My wife suffers with sinusitis for 20 years. She got the cold when she was a teenage and overused those drug (decongestion stuff), and since then has one side almost 100% block and the other 50% block. She doesnít have any other symptoms such as running nose. Just block nose and some time pain pressure on the side 100% block. When the weather is cold and humid, the symptom gets worse. When the weather is dry like in the winter she feels better. We live in Florida, so in winter the humidity is about 40-50%.
About 3 years ago, she did go to two doctors and they all said is allergy and gave some flonase or some thing like that. Definitely we know is not, since she suffer this days in and days out, no big up and down, and the drug is not working anyway.
Another thing is when she do some exercise like jogging, she feel a little better after that. She just doesnít have the time. Our diet is tilt to the vegetarian side, no diary, a little meat.
Any advice? I plan to take her to see the doctor again and doing research to find a good doctor.
And what fungal sinusitis like? Does she seem have it?
I would check on what kind of dental work she has done - root canals on top teeth typically spread infection to sinuses and its almost impossible to eliminate it with antibiotics since blood flow to the site is reduced or eliminated.
Also check for specific food allergies (blood type, ayurvedic, metabolic typing and other could shed some light on that).
Personally I have used Colloidal Silver on my sinuses with some sucess (still have root canal so all it does is keep it under control). If its fungal infection than perhaps a grapefruitseed extract dilution or even a weak peroxide solution could know it out. Always check for underlying issues before just trying to treat the focal infection first.
Oil-Pulling helps most people with sinus problems, it makes breathing really clear. But do keep in mind that just like #21277 said, if she has any root canals on the upper teeth this can very well contribute to sinus infections. I know because I have one that needs to be removed and I am having sinus problems because of it.
Candida fungus can also cause sinus problems. Does your wife have any reoccurring vaginal yeast infections? If so she may possibly have systemic candida which also can cause sinus problems.
Thanks you both for your help.
She doesnít have root canals as I know. Her teeth are pretty good. She had the braces for the last three years and taking very good care of her oral care. Anyway, during her 20 years of sinusitis, she has good teeth, but the gum got inflammation very easily due to poor oral care in the old time.
I look at the oil-pulling forum before I reply to you. Seem like the same as mouth wash, whatís different from using Listerine?
Oil-Pulling is not a mouthwash. You would swish sunflower or sesame oil in the mouth for 10 to 20 minutes until the oil gets thin then you spit it out. It pulls toxins out of the body, especially the head area. It would at least help your wife get a clear nose. Listerine would only put more toxins in the body elch! Not to mention the nasty taste! Here's a good website to get an understanding of it:
Thanks for the info. I decide to try the oil pulling myself first. I have some gums problem, easy to get inflammation, retreat gum line, etc. I used sesame oil yesterday morning, first one last only 3 minute, there is a strong sensational dry, itching in my throat and I almost vomit, so I spit out. I then try again immediately, this time I manage to control the sensation, last about 15 min. the oil did turn thin and a little yellowish white, not quite white and foaming as said. And I not sure if I gargle my throat or not, which in the booklet said not to gargle the throat. Iím sure I didnít swallow the oil, but I did do something like a gargle in my throat to smooth out the dry sensation.
I feel only some freshness in the morning after the oil pulling, not much else. May be the sesame oil I used is sitting on the kitchen table for too long, Iíll buy some sunflower oil and try again.