Latest Sinus Infection & Ear Fluid Still Not Better

I just completed a 10-day round of Omnicef for my latest sinus infection that gave me the ear fluid bonus and I’m still not better.  My ear is still full of fluid and I am still suffering from the terrible sinus headaches.  I am so frustrated I don’t know what to do.  The past year has been a nightmare with trying to get rid of sinus infections and everytime I am on an antibiotic I fear that I have killed off whatever good bacteria I have, which probably isn’t much.  As I look back over my blog, it appears as though this is my six or seventh round of antibiotics since last September for sinuses. 

I am going to call my doctor today and see if I can get a referral to an ENT doctor.  Maybe they can help me get rid of these neverending infections.  I believe I was told one time that I have chronic sinusitis but I have been told over the years that I have so many things I can’t be sure.  It sounds as though it is chronic since they don’t go away.  What do you do then to treat sinuses when it’s chronic? 

I don’t know if this is used to treat recurring sinus infections, but I think if I could have IV antibiotics I would probably get rid of it.  Anything given through an IV is always more effective so I need to see if this is an option.  Any suggestions?  I did find some information on chronic sinusitis online.  Here are the symptoms and it sounds like what I’ve been dealing with.

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is swelling (inflammation) of the air-filled spaces (sinuses) behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes, which continues for a long time or keeps coming back.  Symptoms may last for 3 months or longer and include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cough
  • Facial pain around eyes or in the forehead and cheeks
  • Headache, in front of head or around the eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal drainage that is yellow, yellow-green and thick
  • Pain in the mouth/teeth

Anyone out there suffering with me?  I need help on this one!

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Comments

  1. Hi. Every case is different, just like every person is different. I typically recommend trying lower impact stuff first, which means the more natural angle.
    However if your sinusitis becomes chronic you have to be educated and understand your options. This usually means sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty.
    Talk to your doc, do your homework, and Be Well!

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