After lots of antibiotics, rinses, steroids, and CT scans, my ENT has determined that I am a good candidate for balloon sinuplasty. I have not scheduled the procedure yet--I had traditional sinus surgery to remove a polyp five years ago and now I have even more polyps, as well as very obstructed sinus passages. Please do tell me about your experiences with balloon sinuplasty! Was it successful?
I know why our ears pop, but I'm wondering when humans reliably began experiencing this sensation caused by anything other than having a cold. Today, we are most likely to feel our ears popping in a airplane or driving a car in the mountains. But before planes and cars, and besides the head colds and infected sinuses that have always been with us, what caused our ears to pop first? [more inside]
For the longest time (read: years) I've been congested. My sinuses are stuffed up and there's this unpleasant backflow of mucus in my throat. It's not fun. How can I unplug my sinuses? Details inside! [more inside]
In May, I went to my dentist for a deep root cleaning on my upper and lower teeth on the left side (with the right side to be done the following week). After the Novocain wore off, I had the usual mild soreness that has accompanied similar cleanings in the past. However, after a couple of days the pain started to migrate over to the right side (i.e., the side that had not been cleaned), at which point it gradually flared into an intense upper and lower jaw ache that was reminiscent of the pain of getting my braces adjusted or the pain that followed my jaw surgery about 9 years ago. The pain lasted off and on for about a month, then gradually went away – until... [more inside]
What is going on with my sinuses? [more inside]
Just diagnosed with GERD, possible ulcer following 5 weeks of high-dose antibiotics for sinus issues. Seeking recs for anything that might help my beleaguered digestive system, information on getting tested for H. pylori. Gross details and looong narrative await within. [more inside]
I don't want to end up on the sinus infection roller coaster. I'm curious about people's experiences with antibiotics. [more inside]
Should I be concerned about this brief moment of double vision earlier? [more inside]
Is it possible for Mucinex D to make sinus problems worse? [more inside]
I've lost my sense of smell/taste because of sinus congestion. Why do I still crave sweets after a meal? [more inside]
SinusFilter: why can i actually breathe when i am walking around or doing housework whereas if i am just sitting on the couch i can't? [more inside]
I smell feet. [more inside]
Sinus Filter: I've had "nose" issues since I was a kid, but the situation is getting worse. (long story inside) [more inside]
Nasal congestion on waking... A few possible causes, but a lot of them are ruled out. [more inside]
My fiance is having septoplasty to correct his deviated septum on Monday. What can we expect in terms of how he'll feel and what he'll be able to do after the procedure? [more inside]
Why do I sometimes smell ammonia when I bend over? [more inside]
My voice has a nasal sound to it - not high-pitched-nasal, more like it sounds like I have a perpetually stuffy nose. Anything I can work on to change that, or am I stuck?
What is the best way to get rid of (and prevent) the all-winter-long sinus problems that I and so many other people seem to get? Short of taking decongestants until March, that is.