Chronic Sinusitis - Recurring Sinus Infection - an Explanation?
As part of our efforts to chronicle the experiences of sinusitis sufferers, a gentleman named Carlton contributed a 'Sinusitis Treatment Success' story.
Another article in the Health Solutions Newsletter of Sept 2005 also referred to the Mayo Clinic/U. of Buffalo study and adds further clarification. Their article was entitled 'Mayo Clinic Announces Startling New Sinus Discovery' This is the counterpart to our previous paragraph on Sinus Infection. Please read that paragraph to get a better understanding to this paragraph.
Had 2 Different Allergy Tests, Both NegativeThe Mayo/U. of Buffalo research says this is not an allergic reaction like a pollen allergy, so it wouldn't show up in an allergy test. It's an over reaction to fungus by T-cells that damage the sinus lining and gives bacteria a place to grow. Most people have no reaction, but most people with chronic sinusitis do. Apparently there is a test, but ENT's are skeptical. Mine said the fungus idea was false and suggested surgery. If I was cynical, I might think his opinion was because there's no surgical solution. It was with great optimism that we started out on writing this composition on Sinusitis Treatment. Please don't let us lose this optimism.
Anyone who suffers from recurring sinus infection issues and who cannot find adequate relief after treatment by an otolaryngologist or after unsuccessful surgery are urged to do what Carlton has done: Patience was exercised in this article on Sinus Disease. Without patience, it would not have been possible to write extensively on Sinus Disease.
- If the tests are positive for fungus, try to improve your environment to lower the amount of fungus you are exposed to.
- There are numerous books and articles which address this subject.
I'll Let You Know How It Goes, but So Far, I Feel Much BetterCarlton' Huge Implications in the Study Results There are huge implications in this study for those who suffer from recurring sinus infection. This work could lead to treatments that treat the root cause of the problem for the first time.
- He pointed out a study conducted by the Mayo clinic and the University of Buffalo addressing the issue of recurring sinus infection.
- It states that "chronic sinusitis is an immune disorder caused by fungus."
Asked Carlton in a Follow-Up Email If He Had Tested Positive for Fungi in PreviousAllergy tests, and here is his response: 'Hello Walt: We have actually followed a certain pattern while writing on Sinus Disease. We have used simple words and sentences to facilitate easy understanding for the reader.
- This is leading edge stuff.
- Mayo received a patent on anti-fungal treatments.
- I decided to try this approach after everything else failed.
- I don't want surgery, because I've never heard of one that worked.
- Start using pulsating nasal irrigation to cleanse the nose of crusty old mucus which could be carrying toxins. 2.
- Test your environment to see if you are exposed to high levels of fungus.
- Penetration into the world of Sinus proved to be our idea in this article.
- Read the article and see if we have succeeded in this or not!
'Jens Panikau, sinus researcher at Mayo Clinic, has published a new finding that explains why sinus disease persists despite so many new drugs. Dr Panikau found that the main cause of sinus symptoms was that the eosinophiles ' your special cells that defend your body against infection, - get into the mucus and produce a toxic product called MBP that is made in order to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, among sinus sufferers, there is an excess of this MBP in the mucus that also damages the cells of the nose and impairs its ability to sweep bacteria out of the nose. Dr Panikau shows that it is the MBP that makes the patient sick, with fever, pain, fatigue, and secondary infections.'