Our expert says:
There is no safe way to smoke. It is, and always will be dangerous to your health.
Regarding your chronic sinusitis, it may be that you have resistant bacteria in your sinus cavities. Taking a swab may help to identify the problem. Patients suffering from Chronic Rhino Sinusitis (CRS), are difficult to treat, and no easy solution is always available. You will need chronic mediaction to manage your problem, this may include nasal antibiotic douches, topical steroid sprays, and chronic, longterm antibiotics in some cases.
If you do not have an ENT, you should get anther opinion, ie another examination, to re asses the problem. You may require longterm antibiotics to help controll the problem, but doing a nasal swab to try and indentify the causative organism, is very important.
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