FAQs about Sinusitis
Q: How do I know when I have a sinus infection?
In order to diagnose an acute bacterial sinus infection, patients typically need to have the following occur:
Almost always have had a “cold” for 7-10 days before a bacterial sinus infection is present
Thick and coloured nasal drainage
Nasal congestion and trouble breathing through the nose
Facial pain that presents typically in the upper teeth in the presence of a cold
Reduced or absent sense of smell
It is extremely rare for someone to develop an acute sinus infection without the presence of a cold first. An exception to this would be sinusitis caused by a dental infection.
Q: How do I use Pulmicort (Budesonide) in my sinus rinse?
Adding Pulmicort to your sinus rinse is very simple, safe and effective for treating nasal and sinus conditions.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE A NEBULIZER MACHINE FOR THE PULMICORT SINUS RINSES.
Fill your Rhinoclear Nasal Care Bottle or Neilmed bottle as directed (Add 1 package of the Neilmed Sinus Rinse salt package to the rinse bottle and mix with boiled and cooled or distilled water - not plain tap water). THERE IS NO NEED TO BOIL/ COOL WATER OR USE DISTILLED WATER WITH RHINOCLEAR - JUST ADD YOUR PULMICORT!
Break open Pulmicort nebule and pour into sinus rinse bottle
Replace the bottle spout and rinse as you normally would, using the entire bottle at each rinse. DO NOT STORE OR REUSE UNUSED SINUS RINSE