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Old 02-27-2020, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Update: still haven't heard from ENT office, but swelling is going down.

I don't know if it's because I switched to ibuprofen or because whatever it is has decided to go away on its own.
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Old 02-29-2020, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Almost better, and still no word from the ENT.
I think I inhaled a tiny bit of something, possibly a cactus spine, and it was irritating the nasal passages. The day before it was noticeably improved, a tiny blood clot blew out. I think that was whatever I had inhaled, encased in blood and mucous. A nose pearl.

I still want to see the ENT to figure out why I'm having such trouble. If it's the dry air or allergies, I'm thinking about moving because I can't take another winter like this.
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:30 AM
 
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Why keep going back to medical doctors when they aren't fixing the underlying cause. Try a homeopath. Also, colloidal silver nose spray, Neti pot nasal washes, steaming, getting off caffeine, changing your diet, etc. Good luck.
Nasal rinses help. Hot showers with a lot of steam help.

I've found though that conventional antibiotics are often the only way to really kill off a sinus infection. Sometimes, it can take two or three courses to do it too.
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 AM
 
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I would check out r/sinus on reddit, they usually have good insight.
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Old Yesterday, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I tried calling the ENT a few times but got a busy signal or was put on terminal hold, then...virus. The problem has resolved, I think it was a bit of cactus spine.

However, a month after I got the referral, the ENT texted my husband's cell to say they were open. That phone number isn't associated with me or my records, and hubby has never had anything to do with the ENT, so I don't know how they got the number.
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Old Yesterday, 03:05 PM
 
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I tried calling the ENT a few times but got a busy signal or was put on terminal hold, then...virus. The problem has resolved, I think it was a bit of cactus spine.

However, a month after I got the referral, the ENT texted my husband's cell to say they were open. That phone number isn't associated with me or my records, and hubby has never had anything to do with the ENT, so I don't know how they got the number.
Emergency contact? Most doctor’s offices do have that. They shouldn’t have sent that one over, but that’s probably how they got it.
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Old Today, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Emergency contact? Most doctor’s offices do have that. They shouldn’t have sent that one over, but that’s probably how they got it.
No, I wouldn't have used that one, mostly because I can't remember it (my phone does). I checked my profile on the patient portal, that number isn't anywhere.
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