Catfish, the sinus problems are caused by an allergic reaction to something in the air. It could be pollen, dust, smoke, chemicals, etc. It's just your body's attempt to get rid of the irritant by secreting more mucus to flush it out. Pain comes when the passages are blocked and that causes pressure. My body's reaction is a constant drip, drip, drip in the back of my throat which causes sore throat and chronic coughing ( used to be weeks of coughing) . Some people sneeze or get watery eyes.catfish said:geezers i don,t think it is so much as the sinuses as it is allergies. i know what you guys that have had this problem this year are talking about. i,m not as old of some of you geezers (47) but i have never in my life had allergies like i have this year. most of the time i don,t have the headakes like with sinuses but when i get an attack i start sneezing & cant quit. sometimes i have sneezed for several hours at times.
Been using Niel's (NielMed.com now) flushes for years. Swear by that stuff.jdupre' said:Been home the last two days with a severe sinus attack. Raw sinuses, nasal drip, coughing , sneezing---fun stuff. Finally felt a little better and did a little surfing and learned about nasal flushing. It involves flushing pollens, dust and other irritants out of your sinuses with a warm saline solution. It's a little awkward and a little gross but it seems to be helping tremendously. Just Google "sinus flushing".