I have a long history with sinusitis, both myself and my son. My son's case is different because he has cystic fibrosis. He's had several sinus surgeries, but has been polyp free for about 5 yrs. He maintains his sinus health by doing daily sinus irrigation and using Flonase.
I probably have polyps and would benefit from surgery but I can't afford it. Anyway I used to get sinus infections at least once a year and have constant year round allergies. I've tried everything from Chinese Medicine, worked well in my early 20s, but not so much as I've gotten older. I've tried oral allergy meds and Flonase with minimal relief. Primal/Paleo didn't help much either. I went through a period of eliminating foods and although it did seem to help a little, it made me feel very deprived. Nightshades and wine really seemed to trigger a sinus reaction so I cut them out, boy did I miss them.
Now I'm trying something else which seems to be working. We are having extremely high pollen conditions and I'm doing very well, only having very slight reactions. I'm also able to drink wine and eat nightshades. I've been focusing on gut health, eating resistant starch and something else which is definitely unusual (even for paleo peeps):
Allergies and helminthic therapy or worm therapy. Scientific evidence for Helminthic therapy (worm therapy) plus personal accounts: Evidence for the use of helminthic therapy or worm therapy using human hookworm or whipworm (related to TSO or trichur
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