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Welcome and thanks for your question I am Dr. German I would be here to help you and give you all the assistance you need until you are satisfied, according to what you have been describing, what you could be experiencing is a case of chronic sinusitis.
In your case , if the pain has come back again, it is because the infectious process has not resolved and the bacteria is still there . You should contact the doctor who prescribed you the antibiotics, so he can give you a refill prescription so you can take the antibiotics for a longer period of time to kill the infection.
I would suggest you to consult other ENT specialist . In my opinion, probably the cyst or other anatomical problem like the presence of a polyp ( which is a benign mass ) or an internal nasal deviated septum is affecting you and making you more susceptible to develop sinuses inflammation and infections , and that is what is producing all the pain you have been feeling.
In this case , surgery will be necessary .
If they do not treat the underlying problem, you will continue experiencing these symptoms once and once again. Your doctor will also need to investigate other possibilities like : blood vessel inflammation or trigeminal nerve irritation.
In the meantime, drink plenty of fluids ,apply a warm towel on your face,sleep with your head slightly elevated, eat 2-3 cloves of raw garlic ( which is a natural antibiotic),get an humidifier (this helps to drain the fluids accumulated in the sinuses) and you should also drink a tea that you can prepare with ginger,honey and lemon.
If you need any additional information I will be happy to continue further and assist you until you are completely satisfied . Good luck to you and have a good day !
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Thank you for your imput...it is much appreciated. My pcp was the one who put me on the antibiotics and said that I most likely have chronic sinusitis. What I don't understand is...I don't feel "stuffed up" and I can breathe out of my nose. Does this still sound like a sinus infection? Because when I was put on the doxycyclin (sp?) she said it was most likely chronic sinusitis...but again, I wasn't "stuffed up"...and can this really cause extruciating pain? Nothing touches the pain...I tried 3 motrin...nothing...I tried my migraine meds...nothing...I am just so sick and tired of the pain! :-(
Hi, it did thank you...I am having burning in my right nostral (the painful side) Just frustrating...I put a call into my pcp's office on Monday...still waiting to hear...I think I will follow-up again today with the office.