Meningitis Now

has anyone suffered sinuses problems post meningitis?

I appreciate that I can get all the normal stuff like viruses but I cant seem to shake the sinusitis (since May) and after 4 different antibiotics no change. Cant put my head down and feel constantly sore around my nose and face with obvious breathing problems associated. Only thing seems to help a bit is a vick or olbas oil inhaler (old fashioned thing you put in your nostril and inhale), Thanks to anyone reading this who has suffered the same problems.

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I always had sinus problems, but they are definitely worse now. If you get a neti pot or something similar it helps a lot. When I keep them cleared out it helps to not get infections. There are special rinses also.


many thanks for advice, I never did have sinusitis and its quite new to me... miserable though! I never heard of a neti pot.. is it like menthol in hot water over a bowl with a towel? Thanks for answering


Ok, I know it sounds horrible , but once you get use to it, it will be your best friend. It is a system that you have to lean over sink and pour water up through nasal passages. There are many different systems, so find one you are comfortable with. I assure you it works wonderfully.


I don't really have sinus problems as such but when I do they really affect my balance [one ear with no hearing at all due to meningitus]. I rely on a Vic stick when necessary. Seems to work quite well.

Good luck.


you are doing the right things, you cannot beat the old remedies also peppermint oil on your radiator

before you go to bed helps


thanks Tiga will try the peppermint oil on the radiator,havent heart of that one. Always something new on this website eh?.

I do have another question which someonemay be able to answer? I seem to have developed food allergies. Fro someone who could go to Mexico and eat from the street vendors I have become this pathetic soil who has to ask if there is MSG in any of the food! I get all the usual symptoms of food poisoning plus feeling really wiped and in a sorry state for myself. I have checked out the glutamate problem on line and see it is a neurotransmitter, so not surprising really I guess. However just wondered whether there is anyone else out there. I did try the hayfever meds (not the non drowsy type) which may have helped slightly, except you sleep for a day! Any ideas will be most welcome. Dont you just HATE that MSG? yuk


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