For Drews, 69, sinus problems seemed like a way of life. It would start with an allergic reaction to pollen, and the inflammation (known as sinusitis) would quickly get worse.
“It would invariably become a sinus infection that would last at least a week,” Drews said. That meant weeks of coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose and eyes. “I couldn’t breathe; I had to just stay home. It was debilitating.”
Drews had sinus infections at least four times a year. She took antibiotics each time, and she also tried the full range of over-the-counter sinus rinses and medications. But each time she got over one infection, another one was around the corner.