Articles on Allergies

Save Your Sinuses

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

A woman had suffered from severe sinus symptoms over the course of a year. She had nasal congestion, left maxillary sinus pains, a very hoarse voice that sometimes gave out on her, and a continuous thick greenish nasal discharge.  She had been treated with antihistamines and decongestants, multiple courses of antibiotics, local steroids, and finally with sinus surgery when symptoms were unrelenting.  The surgery improved her symptoms for about one month, after which they resumed in full.

She was advised to have another, more extensive operation, but figured it was unlikely to work.  At our office she was told to eliminate certain foods, especially dairy products, and began treatment with a saline and xylitol nasal spray to cleanse the nasal passages and remove bacteria, irritants and allergens.  Another nasal spray contained an antifungal agent, since fungus is often found at the core of sinus conditions, along with an antibiotic and low dose steroid.  She received intravenous infusions of high dose vitamin C to suppress inflammation along with other vitamins and minerals including magnesium.  She started acupuncture twice a week, which often helps to clear sinus and lung conditions.  Allergy desensitization injections against grasses were begun, twice a week.
She installed a strong air filter in her home. (more…)