The post by Farmwannabee got me to thinking maybe I should I start a thread. For anyone who is diagnosed with a "sinus infection" by your general doctor or an emergency room doctor and finds that after a course of antibiotics are still not well.......PLEASE get to a ENT!!!! Hubby went to 3 different docs AND had a CAT scan at the ER over a period of about 3 months. Diagnosis each time was a sinus infection and after the first course of antibiotics we were told " 10 days of antibiotics wasn't enough, here's a prescription for 17 days", ER doc [ idiot] " well you're not going to die tonight and the CAT scan is clear", and the next doc " the antibiotic just wasn't strong enough, here's another one which should clear it up". 2 days later ENT yells to his assistant...." Get me a operating room, this man is going to die". He had a sinus abcess which went into the tissue surrounding his eye [ orbital cellulitis] and ate clear thru his frontal bone. A pretty rare and life threatening condition. He has had 4 surgeries and will undergo major surgery in about 6 weeks. In researching sinus diseases/conditions I have found that alot of people who think they have and are being treated for sinus infections actually have something totally different! Tumors/migrains/trigeminal neuraglia/bone spurs/bone infections to name a few. If only they had went to a ENT to begin with. We actually tried to go to an ENT twice when he was having problems but the wait to get a appointment was too long and he was too sick. If this saves one person from the nightmare we have been thru it will be well worth it!!