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Swollen sinus and ear pain from radiation

SIRENAF42's picture
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Checking to see if anyone has had issues with their sinus's after radiation treatments to their Head/Neck. My treatment was directed at my sinuses and lymphs, but I still have issues with my sinus's not draining and water building up cause severe ear and sinus pain... any suggestions on what I can do to help it would be appreciated.

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SIRENA42. I had 25 radiation treatments to my face. Half of my sinus is now scar tissue. I use the sinus rinse that you can buy at most drug stores. It helps some but its never going to fix the problem. And I have been through a couple yeast infections in my inner ear. Good luck. Slickwilly

SIRENAF42's picture
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Joined: Oct 2008

Well I use my sinus rinse daily, my doc wants to remove the scar tissue in October, maybe it will get better after than. Thanks Slick!

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If you need help with ear drainage, check about putting in an ear tube. I had one put in several years back. I have a huge syringe, and I clear my sinuses morning and night. Just with plain warm water, but at least two to three squirts in each nostril. My radiation oncologist told me to keep it up so that I won't get any infection.

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