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I`ve had 5 sinus surgeries, all with a peusdomonus infection. How can this be going on for so long?

By Anonymous May 23, 2011 - 6:13am
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I wake up with a headache usually over my right eye. I do my sinus rinse & all this green stuff comes out. Nothing kills the infection and I`m afraid I will spend the rest of my life fighting it. Any help for me at all? Mary

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for your post and welcome to EmpowHer.
Pseudomonas is a very difficult bacteria to get rid of-- because it can affect nearly any tissue that may be compromised and can tolerate "living" in nearly any temperature. Usually, Pseudomonas is treated with long-term antibiotics or with surgery. Unfortunately, as long as its got a host and environment to live in, it will fight to stay.

Since you have had 5 surgeries, I am assuming you have an otolaryngologist (or ENT) that you trust? Aggressive treatment is the only way to tackle Pseudomonas-- don't give up hope and continue to do everything you can to finally eliminate the bacteria.

Keep us posted,


May 23, 2011 - 8:02am
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