a couple of points r/t zithromax, sinusitis, neti pots and probiotics.
I have polyps that I have to wait at least another 18 months until I get coverage (3rd year BSN) to take care of. I have had chronic sinusitis for about 5 years now. I am doing the Zithromax shuffle about once every 3-4 months, meaning I have about 6 more rounds until I can hopefully get the surgery and hopefully be done with it. Usually, If I get after it quickly, 3 X 500 seems to do the trick. The pressure comes off by the end of the first day, i get to sleep, etc. By the end of the third day, I ALWAYS experience tinnitis, and a little nausea. usually gone after a week. the more persistent bouts have me going for 5 days on it.
anyway, I make my own yogurt, and have made my own v. of a neti pot. so here is the solution for anyone here suffering like I have been .
take a half gallon of whole milk and put into your heaviest pot. heat until just hot enough that you want to remove your finger, then stir in 6 OZ (more is ok) of fresh, unpasteurized yogurt. cover tightly with lid, then wrap in a heavy blanket and keep in a quiet area of the home. after 24-36 hours, unwrap and see what you got!!
home made neti-pot
use a rubber syringe
take a cup of water and a tsp of salt and a pinch of baking soda. warm up, then go to it. try to keep head down. do not force anything, or you will have an ear infxn soon. if it burns, you either need more salt, or less.