Sinusitis is caused by an inflammation of your sinus cavities that causes redness, swelling, mucus, and pain. There are two types of sinusitis:
Acute sinusitis - an infection that is often triggered by the flu or cold. The flu or cold virus attacks your sinuses causing them to swell and become narrow. Your body responds by producing mucus. When the sinuses become blocked and are filled with mucus, viruses, fungi or bacteria can grow and cause infections that cause pressure and headache.
Chronic sinusitis - an infection that lasts for more than 3 weeks and can continue indefinitely if not treated. It is often caused by allergies, fungal infections or weakened immune system.
Thank you for responding. About neti pots, my wife thinks that using one (squeeze bottle type) four years ago CAUSED my left inner ear issues. I don’t necessarily agree, I think my issues started before I started using one, but is it possible that the solution could get in there? I’m tempted to try the Sinupulse, but am not sure if I should.
Also, my general doctor mentioned that I could get a tube inserted into my left ear (as is done with kids who get a lot of ear infections), which is I guess not a big deal, to possibly drain out any fluid. What is your opinion of this?
Yesterday I had a “double vision” episode (something different from an aura) which lasted maybe five minutes, and somewhat freaked me out. Soon thereafter I had the fullness in the left ear and some intermittent sharp pain behind the left eye area. Sinus or migraine related? Is some optic nerve getting pushed by pressure? Could the sinus issues trigger the migraine issues and anxiety?
Sorry I have so many questions, just still trying to get to the bottom of this! I will try the diet & detox today, are all the items you mentioned at a health food store? Last thing: what is ACV? Thanks, MAC