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    I have chronic sinus infections, even had the sinus surgery in January. I am still getting infections.
    I have been researching and apparently chronic infections are caused by fungi and should be treated with probiotics.
    Okay, what is the best probiotic? Where do I find it and how much can I take?
    At this point I am willing to snort yogurt to feel better.

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    Linda you might need to have your house checked for molds...nothing will help if you have molds in your house. They will just keep infecting you!! I see you are in Maryland, if you are near the coast then there is lots of moisture which could cause the molds to grow. My DD has terrible sinus infections all the time. They told her she has a deviated septum in her nose and they want to do surgery on her for that. She has to go for a sleep apnea study before they will do the surgery. Are you going to a regular DR for this? If so they aren't helping you go see a ENT (ear nose throat) specialist. Good luck. crafty_linda_b

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    Well, I wouldn't suggest snorting yogurt! I'm not a doc so I have no idea what to suggest (aside from the no yogurt thing)

    good luck hope you get rid the the infections!

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    Thank you, crafty linda. I was seeing the ENT doc who did my surgery. He likes to throw antibiotics at it. Our house is only 5 years old but I did have it checked. Must be in my DNA tonhave sinus problems.
    And, here I've been thinking all these years that DNA stood or DEFINITELY NOT ANOREXIA!

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    Not sure what you can get over there, but here I go to either a health food shop or the chemist/pharmacy. I get capsules called Inner Health which are kept in the fridge.

    Hope you find something to help you

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    Have they done allergy tests on you? I could be something you are eating? Try 'ocean' its a saline nasal spray you can buy it over the counter, no RX needed for it. That might help you too. Good luck no fun to be miserable. I know when my DD has problems she is out of commision and can't work or function...crafty_linda_b

    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    Thank you, crafty linda. I was seeing the ENT doc who did my surgery. He likes to throw antibiotics at it. Our house is only 5 years old but I did have it checked. Must be in my DNA tonhave sinus problems.
    And, here I've been thinking all these years that DNA stood or DEFINITELY NOT ANOREXIA!

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    Have you been checked by an allergist?

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    My son and hubby had the same problems. It wasn't until we had them tested for allergies. We found out they are allergic to pine and pine needles. They had to go for shots but all seems alot better. We moved from Va to Mn and never knew until we were here.The doc says it is very common. So hope this helps keep trying.

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    Been tested several times for allergies. I wish it was allergies the I would know how to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    Thank you, crafty linda. I was seeing the ENT doc who did my surgery. He likes to throw antibiotics at it. Our house is only 5 years old but I did have it checked. Must be in my DNA tonhave sinus problems.
    And, here I've been thinking all these years that DNA stood or DEFINITELY NOT ANOREXIA!
    Hahaha! That is so funny! I'm afflicted with DNA, too! Sorry to hear about your sinus problem; it is just so hard to lick. Hope your ENT can find the cause and help you.

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    I use the probiotic pearls, available at GNC. Colladal (sp?) silver is also good for infections, but very expensive. Other thing I use is a water pick sinus irrigator which runs on batteries and squirts salt water into your sinuses and throat.

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    My DH had surgery for a deviated septum several years ago and it really made a difference for the better.

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    Another thing that can cause ongoing sinus problems is teeth. If the roots are laying too close to the sinus cavity it can cause constant sinus infections. I had that problem. Sadly the only cure is to get those teeth pulled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather3
    Another thing that can cause ongoing sinus problems is teeth. If the roots are laying too close to the sinus cavity it can cause constant sinus infections. I had that problem. Sadly the only cure is to get those teeth pulled.
    That makes sense! Thank you!

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    Solaray Multidophilus from the cooler at the natural food store is my favorite. If you have taken any antibiotics, you definitely need to replenish the good bacteria. Antibiotics kill the good guys with the bad guys. There are prescription meds, too, like Diflucan that kill fungal infections.

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    get some swabs done

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    I actually went through root canal in my 40's thinking it was a tooth problem, but that did not solve the facial pain problem. I did get better after going through Invisaline braces - in my 60's. I am also careful to keep my sinus cleaned out by blowing nose while in shower & never sniffing. I eat a small yogart every nite & have not had to be on antibiotic for a couple yrs. now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Feather3
    Another thing that can cause ongoing sinus problems is teeth. If the roots are laying too close to the sinus cavity it can cause constant sinus infections. I had that problem. Sadly the only cure is to get those teeth pulled.

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    Also....check into things to boost your immune system, building that up, helps your body fight it's own wars/

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    My son started me growing Kombucha. Supposed to be swarming with probiotics. Easy to grow, and you can get starts at some grocery stores and health food stores. Just use the drink you buy to start one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    My son started me growing Kombucha. Supposed to be swarming with probiotics. Easy to grow, and you can get starts at some grocery stores and health food stores. Just use the drink you buy to start one.
    What is Kombucha and how do you ingest it?

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    You can get probiotics from just about everywhere. I go to a health food store. You can talk to them about why you want them and they can recommend which one is best for your situation. Alot of people use them for stomach problems. Have you tried a saline solution? You can buy it at just about anyplace and it's under $2. My doc recommeded it because lately mine are bothering me constantly and this works better than the meds. It doesn't burn when you spray it in your nose. You can also get a netty pot that will keep your nasal cavity clean; the health store can also help you with that. Both of these things should make you feel alot better. Good luck.

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    I have another kinda off the wall suggestion. Maybe try a real good hepa air filter in the bedroom. Also, a lot of grocery stores sell keifer, a liquid/smoothie type yogurt. And be sure to keep going to the doctor to keep this in check, find a good ear nose and throat doc. My husband had constant sinus problems and it wasn't until he saw an ENT that they found cancer in his nose. He lasted a year after diagnosis.

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    You can find probiotics at any health food store. They are in capsule form. Knowledgeable employees can advise you on what you need. Hope this helps.

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    Doctor Oz swears by those little containers with saline solution that you use to flush out your sinuses. I think that are called Nettie Pods or something like that. They look like a little tea pot without a lid.

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