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  • 4 days ago

    Swollen glands during/after eating?

    I would say 80-90% of the time when I eat I end up with the right side of my throat (directly under my jawbone) swelling up and causing pain to chew or swallow. Sometimes it just feels tender other times it swells to the point I feel like a solid golf ball is under my skin.... I really wanted to pass it off as food allergies or something but it doesn't seem to matter what I eat and the pains getting worse...
  • 4 days ago

    9 years of nasal congestion

    Hoping someone in the community can relate to this and/or offer some suggestions. It's a somewhat long read but I hope you read it... TL;DR: 9 years of 24/7 nasal congestion. 2 surgeries and years of various medical regimens have provided no relief. Problem: Nasal congestion 24/7/365. When it started: Around 9 years ago, I came down with a pretty bad cold. After the cold symptoms went away, the nasal congestion stayed. After seeing an ENT specialist several times (around 2010), they believed....
  • 4 days ago

    Suffering with strange symptoms....

    Hi all! I've had intermittent dry sinuses for around 10 months now, and recently was diagnosed with sinusitis. After two courses of antibiotics I developed oral thrush, which is now being treated but is proving stubborn! I'm not sure if this is a cause or a symptom, however, as while my nasal passages currently feel fine they remain red and inflamed. At the same time, the roof of my mouth and throat feels dry while my teeth, lips, tongue and lower portion of the mouth remain moist! Finally....
  • How to permanently cure chronic acute sinusitis?

    I suffer from acute sinusitis day and night summer and winter and all the seasons, they are very painful and I used lots of medicines and nasal sprays and nose wash with no avail. Nothing really made my life better and if you look into my face you will see them (sinuses) swallowed significantly. I went to many doctors and none of them seem to have a permanent cure for me. Does anyone here suffer from sinusitis and have tried something efficiently? Remember that I have an acute-sinusitis not the mild....
  • 5 days ago

    CPAP masks

    I live in Canada. I know that people who are obese and have trouble sleeping at night because of breathing problem. But why can't, in most cases doctors prescribe CPAP masks which are widely used in Canada as the solution to this problem? I visited a hospital with my friend who has sleep apnea. The doctor didn't suggest the CPAP until we asked about it. Can it do any harm?
  • 10 days ago

    Ongoing Sinus Infection

    I have been suffering from a sinus infection, shortness of breath & extreme fatigue for the past 6 years. Dozens of doctors, tests, procedures & no definitive results. During this time, the only constant is the results of sinus swabs show a negative gram bacteria (serratia marcescens) which seems unaffected by the months of taking levaquin. Is there a better course of treatment available?
  • 12 days ago

    remedies for body lice in throat or nose

    I have read several posts and hope I can help some of you with some things i have learned in the last 4 months.I have body lice my husband picked up in a hotel on a business trip.They are in my throat as well as my upper nose and ears.We have educated ourselves on these bugs and still continue to do so.We have learned how to keep them off of us.Bathes in the morning with a tea tree or lemon pepper soap and scrub everywhere. Then soak your body in epsom salts and apple cider vinager.This will kill....
  • 15 days ago

    Sudden Voice Loss

    For the past week I have had a VERY small sinus issue that mostly didn't affect me unless I was laying down in bed. Just a slight stuffy nose, nothing that would keep me awake from discomfort. During the day I feel 100% fine, but then today I returned from work and my roommate and I were having a conversation and within 10 minutes (after being home maybe an hour) I went from 100% ability to talk to 0%. It was SHOCKING. Everything I have read says there shouldn't be much cause for concern....
  • 17 days ago

    Ear infection

    I have an ear infection. My ear drum burst yesterday morning. Went to urgent Care. My ear is still drainning, is that normal, or should I go back to the Drs?
  • 18 days ago

    Sore Throat

    I’ve had a sore throat since last week. It hurts to swallow and taking ibuprofen doesn’t help. I was sick about a week before this, but it got better in a week. I had headache, earache and jaw pain and sore throat, but unlike this time, the sore throat went away in less than 2 days. I went to the doctors the day after my sore throat started and they said I didn’t have strep, but it hasn’t gotten better and it’s impacting my sleep.