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  1. Emmarose47

    Is sinusitis a thing with us?

    I have suffered sinusitis / congestion for years .. at first it would get infected now it's just congestion / pain . It's my whole left side lymph node , ear and sinuses ... Any experience / knowledge ?
  2. Cheryl M

    I have hurt myself with my nasal irrigator.

    Background: I have had rhinitis constantly since September 2016. This year my GP finally agreed to refer me to an ENT. Months went by; several appointments were made and then cancelled by the NHS; I gave up and went to a private ENT who put the camera up my nose. He said he could see nothing...
  3. Hipsman

    Chronic Sinusitis +Streptococcus group A infection can cause my CFS?

    Couldn't find any information on this, so I will tell why I'm optimistic that this is the cause of my CFS, and hopefully someone can relate or give helpful resource to study this further... My background: I developed chronic maxillary sinusitis after sleeping under air conditioner in a hotel...