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Posted by: | 28/12/2018

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Unresolved sinusitis

Unresolved sinusitis with productive cough, fatigue and brain fog

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Posted 11/01/2019

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Sinusitis is a tricky condition to treat as it seems to be resistant to a lot of medications (antihistamines, nasal sprays, saline douches).  Allergy may play a role (to dust mites, pets, and pollen) but if there is a low-grade associated infection, then a course of antibiotics may be needed. If the condition isn't settling, we advise seeing an ENT Specialist for an endoscopy examination and CT scanning as there could be a blockage in the sinuses that needs to be surgically corrected.
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Cassi Monroe, Allergy Nurse

Posted: 11/01/2019

In addition, you may consider another component. If your sinus drainage is worst first thing in the morning and you also have heart burn you may need to treat heart burn as well. Acid can travel into sinuses when sleeping flat. Sinuses will produce extra drainage to protect themselves from stomach acid...thus =more sinus drainage in AM.

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