|i had a sinus infection at the end of september......It was different than I usually experience b/c it felt like strep throat! I was treated w/ an anti-biotic, then steriod pack........It took about 10 days for my throat to feel better. Almost instantly my ears became clogged and I also have post-nasal drip. I went back to the Dr., took a sinus x-ray which still revealed some infection....Took another anti-biotic. During this time, I had a couple of trips planned which led to several plane rides....I'm sure that didn't help.
I've since visited an ent, done a ct of my sinuses, only to reveal no infection. The only thing he could see was enlarged nasal tissues!! Everthing that I have been reading says that even after the infection is gone, inflammation can linger...Leading to my clogged ears and post nasal drip. Why it's still going on is beyond me!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, it's really driving me insane!
I'm wondering why this inflammation is not going away?? The ent suggested that surgery to reduce my nasal turbinates could help.......Surely I don't need surgery after having a sinus infection???????
Can anyone offer any suggestions or has anyone ever experienced lingering effects such as these??