Update (10.23.18): I ended up taking a round of antibiotics because the infection went to my deeper sinuses causing no common sinus infection symptoms, just some pain in my cheek.
After being diagnosed with UC and reaching remission, I’ve been terrified of the moment I may need to take oral antibiotics. Not only do I not want to mess up all of the hard work I’ve done to achieve a happy gut, I’m also not interested in inviting C. Diff into my life.
That said, I’ve always had issues with mosquito bites and sinus infections – I have two deviated septums. It’s shocking that I don’t snore, but my doctor also suggested I likely don’t get sufficient oxygen either – much like someone with sleep apnoea.
This post is about the creature that bit me recently and the bite marks that wouldn’t go away. I’m thinking this was not a mosquito. Maybe some kind of fly?
I’ve always been a fan of not taking medication unless absolutely necessary and that goes for things as basic as tylenol. I don’t like to mask symptoms and I am aware of what antibiotics do to the body.
On the advice of some fellow SCDers, I went ahead and tried a combination of: tea tree oil mixed with manuka honey, oil of oregano, and sovereign silver. It worked. I couldn’t believe it, but it worked. Below are the pictures detailing the many faces of my bites and the ultimate healing. Also, I successfully beat a sinus infection using oil of oregano in my sinus rinse and taking it orally. It took a while, but I skirted taking the oral bactrim despite my doctor saying I needed it.
These are the products I used and will continue to use in the future:
Here are the bite pictures:
*Please forgive any grammar or spelling errors. I am writing this on my cell on my way to the SCD Conference in MA.