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    I'm not sure how it started (a cold or allergies), but it resulted in a wicked, and I mean wicked, sinus infection. My entire head is clogged and the pressure is out of control. I can barely manage the congestion with Claritin-D, and now the pressure has moved to my ears. The pressure is out of control, and I can barely hear.

    One of my colleagues wrote me a script for a Z-pack (azithromycin), and I'm currently on day 2 of a 5 day course, but until the infection goes away, I was wondering if anyone had any effective home remedies/suggestions on how to handle this sinus pressure, especially the clogged ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    I'm not sure how it started (a cold or allergies), but it resulted in a wicked, and I mean wicked, sinus infection. My entire head is clogged and the pressure is out of control. I can barely manage the congestion with Claritin-D, and now the pressure has moved to my ears. The pressure is out of control, and I can barely hear.

    One of my colleagues wrote me a script for a Z-pack (azithromycin), and I'm currently on day 2 of a 5 day course, but until the infection goes away, I was wondering if anyone had any effective home remedies/suggestions on how to handle this sinus pressure, especially the clogged ears.

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    Pour a 1/2 cap full of Hydrogen Peroxide into each ear and let it sit for about 5 minutes, do this twice daily.
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    Pour a 1/2 cap full of Hydrogen Peroxide into each ear and let it sit for about 5 minutes, do this twice daily.

    You're not the first person to say this...maybe I should give it a try. I'm not exactly sure how a disinfectant is supposed to make its way from the outer ear into the middle ear where the infection resides (eustachian tube), but I'm willing to try anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    You're not the first person to say this...maybe I should give it a try. I'm not exactly sure how a disinfectant is supposed to make its way from the outer ear into the middle ear where the infection resides (eustachian tube), but I'm willing to try anything.

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    It doesn't necessarily cure the infection at the base of the ear, it soothes the pain and swelling that are caused by the infection for temporary relief. Try it, you won't regret it.
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    huh. I totally thought that was a joke answer.

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    Have you gone to see an ear doctor? Do it now. I had a cousin who lost his hearing to 50% because of a bad sinus infection that moved into his ears.

    If Z-Pack hasn't given relief by the 4th day, go see a doctor too. That stuff normally works really quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Have you gone to see an ear doctor? Do it now. I had a cousin who lost his hearing to 50% because of a bad sinus infection that moved into his ears.

    If Z-Pack hasn't given relief by the 4th day, go see a doctor too. That stuff normally works really quick.
    I'm seeing a doctor this afternoon. He's either going to tell me to finish the Z pack, or tell me to stop the Z pack and he'll give me some cipro. Either way, my congestion is likely to continue for several more days at least. I was just hoping that someone could give me some home remedy advice that could alleviate this pressure until my congestion is gone.

    I've heard of nasal pots, where you pour warm salt water into one nostril and let it flow out the other nostril in out your mouth, but I have very sensitive gag reflexes. Has anyone tried this?
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    That nasal pots sounds intense. I had a stuffed ear that was making little pop noises at random. It went away on it's own but it was kinda freaky. Allergy medicine worked actually.

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    By the way, what is that animation above from?
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    I called my cousin. He has had several bad infections since, and one time they even sucked shit out of his ear to alleviate pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    I've heard of nasal pots, where you pour warm salt water into one nostril and let it flow out the other nostril in out your mouth, but I have very sensitive gag reflexes. Has anyone tried this?
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    Have the doctor irrigate your ears..it feels great.

    Also, Benadryl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    I've heard of nasal pots, where you pour warm salt water into one nostril and let it flow out the other nostril in out your mouth, but I have very sensitive gag reflexes. Has anyone tried this?
    i have dealt with sinus issues for a long time now, had surgery around 15 times. i don;t use the nasal pot, b ut have been using a sinus rinse for some time now to keep things clear. the kit is available at cvs, not sure about other stores like that. it is NeilMed sinus rinse. just empty a packet into the included bottle, add distilled water, and lean over a sink and squeeze, the water will begin to drain out of the other nostril. half a bottle up each side twice a day.

    if that is too much maybe just try some of the "ocean spray" nasal spray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    I'm seeing a doctor this afternoon. He's either going to tell me to finish the Z pack, or tell me to stop the Z pack and he'll give me some cipro.
    at least finish the zithro. starting and stopping meds is what is going to kill me someday, all these people are creating super bugs by not completing their subscribed course of antibiotics...last month during a hospitalization i cultured a few bugs that are almost completely resistant now, it's getting pretty fuckin' scary.

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    Try ear plugs

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    As sensitive as my gag reflexes are, I'd end up vomitting all over some poor guys junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    it is NeilMed sinus rinse.
    I was gonna say. But this is more for Nasal congestion, right?

    Steam inhalers are more nasal congestion too, right? And also FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paganman7 View Post
    I've heard of nasal pots, where you pour warm salt water into one nostril and let it flow out the other nostril in out your mouth, but I have very sensitive gag reflexes. Has anyone tried this?
    someone recommended i buy this so did. it really doesnt do that much. relieves pressure for like thirty minutes then it builds up again. definetly not worth the feeling of salt water pouring in one nose and out the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    I was gonna say. But this is more for Nasal congestion, right?

    Steam inhalers are more nasal congestion too, right? And also FTW.
    I am probably wrong but if you relieve congestion in one spot more congested spots in your headmove out to that part? i dont know i thought someone told me that.

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    eat a whole head of garlic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    It doesn't necessarily cure the infection at the base of the ear, it soothes the pain and swelling that are caused by the infection for temporary relief. Try it, you won't regret it.
    Hydrogen peroxide is not a disinfectant. It mearly poses as one. It's actually just causes lysis... which means to 'break down a cell' or... pretty much it reacts with blood and the blood cell explodes. Hydrogen Peroxide is good for two things... cleaning blood stains and inducing vomiting.

    Perhaps it would work to help pressure in your ear because it would break down whatever is in there....

    It doesn't actually disinfect anything though. That's a myth.
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    What the hell is up with the flu this year? I have been on my death bed with a constant temperature of 100.5 for the past week. I have never been this sick in my life.

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    Well, maybe not this ill.







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    I was sick too. For like a week. With a fucking high fever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    Well, maybe not this ill.







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