Help me out? I am starting to get movement again in my face (I can't believe it.) Tonight I put the paste on my entire sinus are which is above eyebrows, down between the eyes, on my entire nose (all crevaces), an tiny bit inside and covering my maxillary. Basically if you look at a sinus chart...
I want to see if one of you can do exactly this, wait about ten minutes then take a hot shower. About 2-3 minutes into the shower start blowing your nose in your hand or wherever so you can see what comes out. I got about 5 worm looking things (1 pure white, and 3 clear) along with tons of random pure white pieces.
I am just curious if this would be a good way to find out if people, in general, have infected sinuses or it is just a random occurrence.
Sorry this is so long. I hope someone will try it though.
have you tried to clean out your nasal system using jala neti pot...well like most other things it is unlikely to help
To find out about your sinuses there are mainly 3 things to do:
Get a ENT doctor to go in with a scope and look at your sinuses, and du culture swabs. Some doctors do wider set of cultures, places it on a long series of culture medias. You can also get a box to deliver mucous etc coming out from your nose to a lab. Well it depends on how good the lab is what they will do.
In addition CT scan can be very useful to detect low grade chronic sinus infection. (standard X-ray can easily miss it, and also your ENT doctor with just scope)
If something show up on CT scan but not on culture, then you can go to sinus specialist that also can do biopsy from your sinuses.
Sinuses could be infected with normal sinus infection bacterias, that normally would be detected, or more uncommon infection bacterias that most doctors and labs not would be able to detect if not looking specifically for them (and normally they would not do). And naturally parasites. I think few viruses would give chronic sinus infection over months and years, but of course that is also a possibility.
Try extensive investigation first, but could be expensive.
chronic sinus infections can according to some doctors affect much more than only your sinuses. Naturally the energy level in your whole body can be affected, and lots of other things.
PS if also gastro problems then Helicobacter is a bacteria that also has been detected in sinuses. But there are also other much more exotic bacterias that can affect sinuses...
Recently there have also been more focus on fungus type organisms that can give sinus infection (as well as affect other body organs)...
Because so many infection agents can affect the sinuses it is often a very difficult problem to solve. One because it is almost impossible to get extensive tested, and if you do not know what type of organism is causing problem you can end up for years trying out lots of medicines (if you even can find doctors willing to work on empirical basis)
"An estimated 37 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sinusitis, an inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinus cavity. Its incidence has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Common symptoms are runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell and headaches. Frequently the chronic inflammation leads to polyps, small growths in the nasal passages which hinder breathing.
"Up to now, the cause of chronic sinusitis has not been known," say the Mayo researchers: Drs. David Sherris, Eugene Kern and Jens Ponikau , Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists. Their report appears in the September issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
"Fungus allergy was thought to be involved in less than ten percent of cases," says Dr. Sherris. "Our studies indicate that, in fact, fungus is likely the cause of nearly all of these problems. And it is not an allergic reaction, but an immune reaction."
Unfortunately very few doctors test sinuses for funguses even if this was published in 1999... there are lots and lots (millions upon millions) of people with chronic sinus problems, most likely due to funguses, less common sinus infections (that likely are much more common if they bothered looking for it, helicobacter and others), and yes parasites.
The thing is most ENT doctors do a few culture swabs on a couple of culture media (where the pathogen bacteria or infection agent possibly not even will grow)..
typically they find nothing
then they give 7 days or 14 days of some antibiotic, that often have some effects (I would even think on some funguses), but it cannot eliminate it... next patient end up with steroid sprays, all types of medicines that loosen up mucose.. surgery..... the cause of the problem is not elminated and people live their lives on all types of symptom relief medicines...