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Fungal Sinus Infections

By April 2, 2012

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Chronic sinusitis is a very common problem in the United States, and occurs even more frequently in people with allergies. Not all forms of sinusitis respond to antibiotics, however. A large number of people with chronic sinusitis are actually suffering from fungal sinus infections, which won't get better with typical antibiotics. There are a variety of forms of fungal sinusitis, including allergic fungal sinusitis, fungus ball, and invasive fungal sinus infections that occur in people with suppressed immune systems. If you've had chronic sinus infections, especially with symptoms that don't get better with typical treatments, you could have a fungal sinus infection. Read more about fungal sinusitis, including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments available for each type.

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February 9, 2013 at 11:04 am
(1) marilyn says:

For those of us with non-invasive fungal sinusitus, a big obstacle is getting to the fungus. Is anyone working on a surfactant that would dissolve the gelatinuous medium they build around themselves?

May 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm
(2) Heather says:

Marilyn, I have read that 1/2 teaspoon of 1% Johnson’s baby shampoo mixed in your NeilMed sized rinse bottle along with the saline will dissolve the barrier around the fungus and allow the saline to attack the fungus.

May 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm
(3) Drenda says:

Heather,

Thank you for this information…..I am going to try it…have been battling with this problem for quite some time…

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