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Old 10-25-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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There is a product called Alkalol. A mucus solvent. It can be applied with a nasal sprayer or nasal wash.
I've started using this. When I go to my ENT for chemical cautery treatments, this is what they use as a rinse after the diluted phenol. But my ENT has also recommended using it in general as part of my nasal irrigation routine. I have only just started, but it seems like a good thing. I wish I had found it about it before.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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I've started using this. When I go to my ENT for chemical cautery treatments, this is what they use as a rinse after the diluted phenol. But my ENT has also recommended using it in general as part of my nasal irrigation routine. I have only just started, but it seems like a good thing. I wish I had found it about it before.

Where do you get it?
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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I found it at CVS.

I think Walgreen's might carry it as well.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Australasia
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I used to have several sinus infections a year - seems I was on Augmentin quite a lot. Only have one a year now on average and I think it's the combination of turbinate surgery and cutting out dairy that have been effective.
It needs to be all dairy, even very small amounts eg milk powder in bread
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:36 AM
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Location: Long Island, NY
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Started having spring allergies a few years back (I'm 44), now my sinuses are bothering me for the past few weeks. Doc want me to get a brain/sinus MRI w/contrast. Sucks.
Brain/orbital MRI, and an ENT appointment later (where the ENT doc put a camera up my nose). Diagnosis: sinus infection. Treatment: 10 day antibiotics.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Does anyone get shots anymore? I have the allergy sinus/headache/stuffy head thing again, just like in Spring. I think it's Juniper and other trees. I am so very crabby, and want to cut my head off ! Would an allergist do tests and shots or is that all old hat? The nasal sprays, sudafed, mucinex, xylital wash is so much expense and work. I just want a cure !
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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Does anyone get shots anymore? I have the allergy sinus/headache/stuffy head thing again, just like in Spring. I think it's Juniper and other trees. I am so very crabby, and want to cut my head off ! Would an allergist do tests and shots or is that all old hat?
Allergy injections are not old hat at all.

I have gotten them for most of my life, and for much of that time they managed my allergies quite effectively. They simply haven't worked very well for me over the last fifteen years. But many people get much better results from them than I have in recent years, so I would say they are worth a try. At my former job, back in Philadelphia, I worked with someone who had previously had bad experiences with allergy injections. My response to her questions convinced her it was worth another try. She was on a course of allergy injections for a few years, and after that she was much better. Meanwhile they were failing me during the same time period. Different individuals will react differently. (Thanks to going to an allergist, my co-worker also discovered she had asthma, which she hadn't even realized. So she was quite glad she went to the allergist.)

I'm about to try NAET. Very skeptical about it, but convention medicine has been failing me for a while now. My allergist has no new ideas and has even encouraged me to stop injections for a while and see if it really makes any difference. So I am about to begin NAET as the list bit of my extract runs out.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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What's NAET? Never heard of it, so please explain ! Thanks !
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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What's NAET? Never heard of it, so please explain ! Thanks !
I don't think I'm the best person to explain it. It's a desensitization method based on acupuncture, chiropractic, and whatnot, but it doesn't have a scientific basis:

https://www.naet.com/about/what-is-naet

I actually don't want to know any more about it now that I've decided to try it! If it works, I will become more interested in the theory behind it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:09 AM
 
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Whenever my allergies kick up my doc prescribes prednisone 10mg to be used 'as needed'. Works wonders.
OP you may need to change diet habits like eliminating dairy, wheat etc and go with gluten free foods, they help tremendously too.
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