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I've suffered from sinus congestion and inflammation my whole life.

Tried alot of stuff please help head hurts really
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Any suggestions?
 
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So have I and I hate being stuffed up it's called cronic congestion my wife as been prescribed Flonase which is iver the counter now for a long time but it never worked for me I use just the over the counter walmart brand equate original nasel spray generic for Afrin everyday since I was 10 so 47 years it cost 1.89 for a 1 oz bottle always have plenty of bottles on hand there are no adverse problems from using it dayly there are other generic brands Walgreens CVS Albertsons it's all the same with a different sticker on the bottle
Hope this helps
 
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If your talking about chest congestion my wife and I. Use generic again walmart equate Musinex I forget what generic is called bur it's right next to name brand
 
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Year around sinus issues could be several things especially if you are equally dealing with it during the Winter as in the Summer, it could be two very different things. True infections from Spring to late Fall are commonly connected to any number of pollen irritants. During the Winter is commonly caused by low humidity in your Home, especially if you are located in the great white North as low Humidity, commonly under 35% relative humidity can duplicate reaction to pollens.

NOTE: There are home based contaminates that are based /sources in your home that are causing a year around issue. Remember that the two of you are different and should have different reactions and you are stating both of you are experiencing the same!

Your should consider seeing a specialist and have a series of tests completed to determine what is effect your wife and you! There are serious down sides to taking medication over long periods of time.
 

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I take the herb Fenugreek. Get it at a health food store, it is cheap. It is an herb and spice but read if it interferes with any of your medications.

I havenā€™t had a headache in 23 years. I used to be miserable all the time. My doctor then said that I was one of a number of his patients that he sees regularly for sinus problems. Flonase and antibiotics worked for a few weeks and then the sinuses got infected again.

the infections can be from bacteria, viruses or fungus.

By chance years ago on a forum, someone made a random remark that Fenugreek helped his sinuses. I was desperate so I tried it. It has worked for other people also over the years. Your sinuses may get infected again but they will drain and you will avoid the debilitating headaches.
 
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Apart from the usual medicines, I use heat and moisture for dealing with my dicky snozzle (and the migraines it triggers).
At first sign, a pan of water on a low light is usually my first step (doing the dishes with scalding-hot water should let you know if it [steaminess] is a goer for you); above 75% humidity is the key (I spend my waking hours in the kitchen, so it's easier for me). You may need to keep the temperature up in whichever room you do it (the kitchen, I'm guessing) to stop the moisture condensing on everything.

I also use a heatlamp for both the onset of problems and the following migraine (when I awake with a migraine, it's pan on, heatlamp on, absorb for half an hour and see if I'm upto the motion of taking a tablet).

Sometimes, I'll stick my nose over the toaster and suck in the heat until it stings (the rapid drying seems to trigger a response and the heat should kill germs).

I also use a heatpack, with an antibacterial wipe, for applying heat and disinfectant to my scalp (sometimes, an infected scalp-pore can trigger an over-reaction, since there are relatively few nerves there, but a good blood supply).
I've found that cleaning out my nose with the aforementioned wipes helps avoid problems getting worse, especially if problems are caused by pollen and pollution. I don't know if that's desensitization or what...still toying with it.

And then, there's Dolly......
Her, I Will Always Love You, reduces me to tears because I envision it as the moment of a mother and child separation with both telling their parts for their choice.
Oh, look: you made get teary-eyed just thinking about it and of how to word it šŸ˜­šŸ¤§šŸ˜¤šŸ˜
There's bound to be a song that does it for you....or watch My Dog Skip.
 
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I find that Benadryl helps to some degree.
 
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First off, as per rules, we are not healthcare professionals, so these are only suggestions and should be treated this way. (There is did my part of legal $#$#)

Next as usual talk to a specialist in particular an allergist.

So I did just that and surprise surprise the General practitioner missed the cause. In my case along with the allergy issues, it turned out that the big cause of my chronic Sinus issues was ACID RE-FLUX. I evidently have a cast iron esophagus but it burns the lining out of my sinuses so the cilia that sweep the crud out are gone and it just builds up. The decongestants will not help this at all. That is why I take "prilosect" acid production inhibitor twice a day.
 
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I have been on and off every product, I can find with stuffy nose syndrome " ". I have Mucinex now, but I know Target (ugh!) sells their "Menthol from-hell-'nose-sniffer'" for $4.00 an oz. I am a nose-sniffer addict (I call the medicine nose-sniffers.) "Where's my nose sniffer!, I always say. I have a nose that plugs up all the time, although I keep my mouth shut (! It ain't that...Lol), and I was tested for allergies, all that, I am clearly addicted to the nasal sprays. I saw something on TV about someone getting surgery and having their sinuses drained (I think I have post-nasal drip?) and the doc. used a fricken' hammer-like tool to tap at their head to open the passage and drain their head. I can't imagine.

But a number of things cause it for humans. Nose or septums, genetic configuration, allergies, susceptibility to emotional whatever, watery eyes from emotions or foods either making the nasal passages open or swell.

I haven't figured this out. But I know if I go cold turkey for 3 days, I will be somewhat able to breathe and save a few bucks a month. I learned to just do a tiny-tiny squirt in each nostril in the morning and middle day, then at night to do the day to make the stuff last longer, and taper myself. The full dose just goes gaggingly down the back of my throat and I spit it out. It's so bitter!

I guess some people just have stuffy noses. šŸ¤­
 
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I used to have really bad acid reflux. I got it basically under control with Tums (and slightly better sleep, maybe). I'd strongly prefer to not take PPIs for that.

I have pretty bad sinus problems, and allergy medicine seems to have mixed effectiveness. Flonase was amazing, but I stopped taking it when I heard it could have some pretty terrible side effects with long term use. I switch between different allergy medicine pills every 15-30ish days. I think I'm allergic to many things (or maybe it's a bunch of "sensitivities"). I only rarely ever use benadryl, since it makes me very sleepy and I've heard bad things about taking it regularly.
 
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egor said:
First off, as per rules, we are not healthcare professionals, so these are only suggestions and should be treated this way. (There is did my part of legal $#$#)

Next as usual talk to a specialist in particular an allergist.

So I did just that and surprise surprise the General practitioner missed the cause. In my case along with the allergy issues, it turned out that the big cause of my chronic Sinus issues was ACID RE-FLUX. I evidently have a cast iron esophagus but it burns the lining out of my sinuses so the cilia that sweep the crud out are gone and it just builds up. The decongestants will not help this at all. That is why I take "prilosect" acid production inhibitor twice a day.
I have the same condition, both allergies and acid reflux. I had a near life ending bleeding ulcer in 1985 and have been taking Omeprazole since. Acid reflux can cause constant sinus drainage which happens to me. I also take the occasional Tums, usually after I eat. That seems to help quite a bit.
 
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An air purifier would help remove some of the alergens
 
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Wife and I did Flonase when it was prescribed both have alergys living on dirt cat dander dogs plants grass trees cotten woods that's where use of nasel spray or nose sniffer that's a good name for it my friend rubs Vicks on his chest and another before he died had a Vicks inhaler anyway as stated above none of us are doctors everyone is different what works for one may not for someone else
 
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Kirisin said:
Wife and I did Flonase when it was prescribed both have alergys living on dirt cat dander dogs plants grass trees cotten woods that's where use of nasel spray or nose sniffer that's a good name for it my friend rubs Vicks on his chest and another before he died had a Vicks inhaler anyway as stated above none of us are doctors everyone is different what works for one may not for someone else

Just as an FYI: We upgraded the filter section of our forced air furnace /AC unit to the very large 5+" thick filter and was amazed at the reduction of allergy issues we had.
 
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Edgewater said:
Just as an FYI: We upgraded the filter section of our forced air furnace /AC unit to the very large 5+" thick filter and was amazed at the reduction of allergy issues we had.
Lol Montana we don't have those luxuries we have wood stoves and window air conditioning and fan's used to have a furnace alas we don't have the 10,000 for a new one.
 
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I suffered for over 30 years. Got a CT scan of my sinus area due to migraines, and found out my sinus passages were malformed and completely clogged up. Surgery drastically improved my life.
 
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Have your carpets professionally cleaned or get a carpet cleaner machine and do it yourself. And do it again every few months. It made a world of difference to my daughterā€™s and my allergies.
 
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Kirisin said:
Lol Montana we don't have those luxuries we have wood stoves and window air conditioning and fan's used to have a furnace alas we don't have the 10,000 for a new one.

Lol. If you are a handy DYI'er and have a some plywood, glue and a few 2x4's around, plus a box fan, one can simply create an enclosure around such a filter and by setting the fan on the exit side, draw air into the box, thru the filter and for a few bucks, one is filtering air.
 

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I have tons of mild allergies, but no bad ones. I use nasacort every night (with a breathe right strip). Keeps me breathing comfortably all night. During the day, I sometimes use saline mist to loosen things up, but that's generally all.
 
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