I have taken Biaxin and Ceftin. It got better for a while then worse again. Now my ear and cheek is hurting. Don't know what I can do. I am miserable. Will this go away? Should I try another antibiotic?
I agree 100% with sweetlemon. Definitely make an appt. with an ENT specialist. A good friend of my hubby suffers horribly from these sinus infections. I would think eventually you become immune to the antibitotics. He had his nasal cavities "flushed" by an ENT doc and has not had any recurrence for the past 2-3 years or so. This could be one possible solution for you. My hubby also sufferers from sinusitis and does the round of antibiotics, this usually helps him within 10 days. His flair ups are becoming more frequent (3-4 times year) and will be seeing an ENT very soon if it becomes bothersome again. The accompanying headaches on the front and temple areas are the worse.
I know first hand the misery these infections cause. Please make an appt. very soon!
Both my 88yr old Grandma and my 39yr old sister suffer from sinusitis very badly and after many different meds both of them found relief by using a "neddy pot" which you can obtain at any drug store.
It was the old fashioned way of cleansing your nose out that also should help your ears and passages to the sinuses.
Nothing helped my family and now they have relief and use it twice a week when they don't have problems and daily when they do. I've noticed they don't seem to suffer as much as they once did. My sister's doctor recommended this after many meds either didn't work or were way too expensive. This may be a much cheaper way and give you better relief.
They come with packets to mix with the water and it looks like a plastic tea pot.
I hope this helps
Thanks everybody, for responding. I am feeling better these days. I have stopped the antibiotics completely and turned to using nasal sprays. Btw, I have been on saline rinses twice a day already. I also saw my ENT in November, but he cannot find anything and can't help me. I was very disappointed. That's when I know I have to help myself and started my search for other remedies. Before I have sinusitis I didn't know there are so many nasal sprays to treat this problem. Obviously many people suffered from this. Right now I am using a grapeseed extract nasal spray and it seems to control the pain. I am also trying a new spray called Nasodren which is supposed to be a new breakthrough in concept. But my problem is not completely gone...
I realized that in the long run I need to get my immune system up to combat this problem. Rest, eat well and exercise.
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