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Nemo12  ·  30 Jun 2009

It is worth doing the allergy tests if you have continuous nasal drip, ear infections, sinus problems and migraine.


By cutting out beef i never got migraine since i was 13 years of ago. I am now 36. I got them all the time before i was tested. By cutting out dairy i reduced my nasal drip dramatically. This helped clear up my sinus and ear infections. I still get the odd bit of sinus, personally i think it is due to the damage caused by dairy in my first 13 years and thus my sinuses are more prone. I find sinutab tablets very good for it. The ear infections have left me with tinnitus but it is not that bad, but if i was still on dairy i bet it would be alot worse.

The IGE test is more expensive and is done by YORKTEST 

Depending on how bad you are i would try both but try the VEGA first and while waiting cut out dairy but make sure you take calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Best of luck with it.

 

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Mandy  ·  26 Jun 2009

Hi.

Just wondering where you might recommend that I might get this allergy test done .I live in Dublin...Templeogue.

 

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Nemo12  ·  26 Jun 2009

If anyone has sinus problems on a continuous basis especially with continuous nasal drip the chances are that you are allergic to dairy products. It is worth getting allergy tested (IGE test and also the VEGA test as all allergies are not IGE related). Beef is also a problem for 1/3 of people with an allergy to milk.

Also don't feed your infants cows milk even if no allergy in the family. Try NEOCATE. I promise it will be like having a new baby...no cholic, no project vomiting, no stomach cramps, no sickness

 

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Anonymous  ·  18 Mar 2008
My daughter of 27 has dreadful sinusitis, anyone with new ideas, Help!
 

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Anonymous  ·  05 Oct 2007
I have suffered from chronic sinusitis for 8years. Have had an ethmoidectomy which gave relief to the ethmoids and frontal sinus but the maxillaries remain inflamed. Have used every spray on the market and I am currently attending an acupuncturist. No luck so far!
 

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Anonymous  ·  10 Aug 2007
I think i have sinus and i am just wondering if blowing your nose will help it.
 

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Ali  ·  09 Jul 2007
My poor husband works all the hours and snores really loudly. We have tried everything we can think of. Im starting to think he might have a sinus problem. He has got the snoreeze but that is not much different from these nasal sprays. Im interested too in this food intolerance thing and perhaps looking at constipation and exercise. Does anyone know of a GP or specialist who won't rip us off and write us a prescription for some medicine that wont work? Totally miserable the pair of us - separate rooms cos of his snoring - really lonely old life - can someone help my poor husband!
 

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Madge  ·  21 Dec 2006
I have been suffering from sinus infections for the last 20 years. I've had surgery twice and am seriously considering it again in the new year.I have poor quality of life and I get extremely distressed when I get an attack.I've tried various alternative treatments but none give satisfactory results.The only way to get rid of the infection is to take antibiotics which I hate having to take so often.Has anyone got any other ideas or does anyone suffer like I do?
 

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ken fitzpatrick  ·  14 Dec 2006
i have done a lot of research on the internet on sinsusitis,and found execellent results using three pure concentrated oils,thyme,clove,and cimmanon put 3 drops of each into facial steam inhaler and close your eyes and slowly inhale the fumes,be careful not to get any near your eyes as the oils are very powerful.when you breath in the vapours first you might be coughing ,first but you will get used to inhaling slowl.,these oils are natural antibiotics and worked great for me.if you have badcongestant try using 5 times a day then 3 times a day.my sinsutitis started to clear after the first day then totally cleared after 4 days.i also suggest you buy a good plug in steamer and good quaility oils.i have had sinus problems for at least 12 yrs and have tryed everthing believe me i know what its like to have sinus problems,thats why i happy to share this information and if it helps anybody i would like to be informed,and if anybody needs any more information i got i will be more than glad to help in any way best of luck.
 

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Anonymous  ·  28 Sep 2006
Thats the beauty of sterimar, its made from seawater, nothing else. Ever noticed how nasal problems seem better after a swim in the sea!trouble is waters a bit cold this time of year, think i'll stick with the spray, thing is since i started using it i hardly ever have problems. Don't think it would do your bowels any good though, you never know...
 

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Anon  ·  25 Sep 2006
Nasal sprays make sinus problems worse in the long run as when you stop the spray, the problem returns.
The less you 'stick up your nose' the better.
There is also a link to sinus problems when the bowels are congested or sluggish. If you pay attention to the bowel areas, preventing constipation, the sinus problem usually clears up itself.
There is also a link that sinus problems are genetic in that they run in families.
I know when I don't have my bowels open for a day or 2 or more, the sinus problems become worse.
 

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Anonymous  ·  25 Sep 2006
An absolute must is STERIMAR sea water nasal spray, it contains no chemicals.We get it in boots but I'm sure it's available elsewhere.
 

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C.J.  ·  18 Sep 2006
Suffer with Sinusitis after a head cold/flu. Benedryl tablets, available in U.S.A., are fantastic! Saves a fortune on doctor and perscriptions...So if you know anyone going to U.S.A. ask them to get them, its available over the counter.
 

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squibs  ·  18 Sep 2006
i tryed everthing for years for my sinus problems,i then checked out accupuncture and it worked very well,i also suggest give up smoking,like i did and give up dairy products.go on regular walks in parks,countryside,seaside and not around built up areas because of the air poulition.go to a gym on a regular basis,take some vitamin c daily/esther c which is the best,garlic perils and a multivitamin/i recommend solgar.this helped my sinus problems i had for years,remember you have to put the effort in.
 

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Anonymous  ·  15 Mar 2006
Hi.
i suffer from blocked nose for a long time. I found myself picking my nose a lot.Was getting lots oh headaches and was taking lots of Solponene in morning. Was referred to a specialist. Got X rays...ok. Got Nnasonex only on prescription.( 34 per month) Problem gone after 4 months.
i hvent taken Solpodene for 3 months. I still find myself picking my nose but doctor says thats just habit. I agree.

I do think that all dairy products can cause lots of problems in health area.
 

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Anonymous  ·  12 Mar 2006
I have been suffering with a blocked nose for over 10 years. I went to the doctor and was presrcibed decongestants. These did nothing to allieviate the problem so i was put on steroids which made it worse. I eventually got to see a specialist who told me there was nothing he could do that i should move to africa were the climate doesnt change. I am very frustrated i dont sleep i constantly get headaches and the medical profession dont care so what am i to do?
 

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Anonymous  ·  29 Nov 2004
i cannot get rid of the mucus that seemes to be very thick and lodges at the back of my throath have used various nasel sprays been given various antibotics
 

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Anonymous  ·  16 Nov 2004
I have major problems with my sinuses...in the past they have been so bad that I was unable to get out of bed with the pain and tiredness from it, lots of things help like the olbas oil, lots of fresh air, avoiding smoke but food is a big thing - i have to avoid all foods containing milk, goats cheese seems ok though, and tomatoes. I notice the difference the next day if I let my diet slip but in general watching what i eat has really helped. The only bad thing is I spend forever in the supermarket because I have to check the ingredients in everything! You'd be amazed where tomatoes crop up! Also to the person who posted about the lack of calcium if you cut out dairy, most soya drinks have added calcium as do some juices & if u are really concerned lega and farleys rusks are dairy free and have calcium in them. Lucy
 

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Anonymous  ·  18 Dec 2002
I have had sinus problems for a few years & have found two causes. One is stress, the other is when my neck is out of alignment. For the first there is not a lot I can do, except change my life, for the second, I visit a chiropractor & usually feel the effects of the sinuses draining asI walk out of his door
 

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Anonymous  ·  13 Dec 2002
To the person above who needs to keep up calcium - you can go on soya milk which has calcium, and is not dairy, or goats milk seems to suit some people. Try 3 weeks without dairy - or start with a week and see if there is an improvement. If so, go to see someone who will listen to your complaint. Everything has a cause.
 

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Susan (stoland)  ·  11 Dec 2002
Try Olbas Oil. You dab it on a tissue and inhale it - works a treat and is available in the chemist/health food shop. Best of all, it is natural.
 

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Anonymous  ·  11 Dec 2002
I went to the doctor in July after a few months of breathing out through my nose a lot - it was semi-blocked and people were complaining! He diagnosed me with rhinitis and gave me a nasal spray. Tried it, it worked for a while i used it but it came back. didn't use the spray again, and the 6 months duration of the spray being fit for use is nearly over. I am too critical of the medical profession. The doctor just gave me somehting to deal with the symptoms without trying to prevent them. This is something I find contempible - there's an inbuilt reliance on medications - asthma for example is a curable problem that is maintained not alleviated.
Perhaps milk is why it affected me, but it could also be passive smoke, car pollution, or other things. I don't want to stop drinking milk as I'm young and need to build up my bones.
 

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Anonymous  ·  11 Dec 2002
I have been had sinus problems for years and think I am finally discovering the cause - food intolerance! I was finally referred to an immunologist because I asked and have had a lot of tests done and went on an elimination diet. I am feeling so different, my head is clear, no muzziness, no pain in my face or head and I can now waken each day without the dull headache etc. Dairy and wheat (includes oats, rye, barley etc.) and MSG, and yeast are the main culprits. Get it checked out by an expert. Get a referral. Find the cause. It has changed my life completely.
 

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Hugh (atchman)  ·  06 Dec 2002
I find slaine nasal spray eases the pain the most - I have add steroids, antibiotics and nasal sprays prescibed for this and none off them have eraticated the problem. - Try the salt spray and also excercise and quit smoking if you smoke - try to get as much fresh air as possible - despite the rain : )
 

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Regina (diffi)  ·  04 Aug 2002
I have been diagnosed with sinustis recently.My doctor prescribed antibiotics.However after the course finished I am still suffering.I have severe pain over the cheekbones and eyes.Should I return to my doctor for further treatment. I have become very frustrated with the medical profession in general.
 

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Anonymous  ·  10 Jan 2002
Hi, just a small warning about the nasal spray... I've read in a few articles that they only dead-en the nasal passage, so you don't get the pain etc... it sounds as it is linked to something thats changed in your life... something as simple as a different perfume / aftershave of yourself / friends... different washing powder for the clothes... the list is endless... just try to think of any major changes from before you got this!!
 

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Justin (JusColl)  ·  05 Nov 2001
I have been suffering from a blocked nose for the past month (if a little over). Went to the doctor, who told me it was "More than likely an allergy to something". She prescribed Nasonex nasal spray. It doesn't appear to be working wonders, even though this is only day 3 of taking it. I'm just wondering if anybody has any ideas as to what is wrong with my nose. I don't suffer from headaches or pains in my face, which rules out Sinusitis. Any ideas????
 
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