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how do you get rid of a sinus infection when antibiotics won't work?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Mar. 5, 2010 in Health

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    I have heardalot of good things about the neti pot.

    Answer by ria7 at 4:43 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • Have you tried flushing your sinuses with saline solution? You can find the directions on any site that uses a "Neti Pot."

    Answer by Shmop at 4:43 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • We like the NeilMed sinus rinse squeeze bottle better than the neti pot. Both do essentialy the same thing. ENT advised the bottle was more effective, at least for us.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:44 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • If you have breastmilk then some of that as a rinse is better then saline. Worked wonders for me. If not then the saline is a good idea. If the antibiotic isn't working then it likely isn't a bacterial infection, but a viral one and not much you can do except wait it out and treat the symptoms.

    Answer by aeneva at 5:27 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • Take a garlic pill 3x per day. Garlic is a natural antibiotic & antiviral. Use a Saline solution to rinse out your sinuses. Take Sudafed or the generic form. Get the original Sudafed from behind the counter. Not the PE version.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 6:40 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • The only thing that ever takes my DH's sinus infections away are prescription antibiotics.


    Answer by KairisMama at 10:41 PM on Mar. 5, 2010

  • You infection is likely viral, not bacterial. Take elderberry syrup (an incredibly effective antiviral), eliminate diary, drink lots of peppermint tea (it is a natural decongestant); take sudafed in the morning (generic is fine, just be sure to get the real kind that you have to sign for) and benadryl at night.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:24 AM on Mar. 6, 2010

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