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03 Mar 2003

Sinusitus that wount clear up
I've had sinusitus now for 3 weeks, with a constant cough. I've been on 2 different cources of antbiotics, but nothing, still stuck with the blocked nose, blocked ears and the coughing is driving me mad, especially at night. Think it is a sinus drip... Can you suggest anything.. Working with people that smokes alot, can this be the reason for my sinusitus not clearing up after two different cources of antibiotics....
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Lee, it all depends on what the cause of the sinusitis is. If it is due to the smoke all the antibiotics in the world won’t clear it up. If you don’t have a fever and don’t suffer from muscle pains, chances are good that it’s due to an allergy. The best treatment then would be to use a steroid nasal spray like Flixonase® and if that doesn’t do the trick you can add a long-acting antihistamine like Clarityne®, Deselex®, Kestine®, Telfast®, etc. Good luck.
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