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to want to drill a hole in my head and scoop my sinuses out with a tea spoon?

(59 Posts)
giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Sun 09-Dec-12 15:20:41

well am I? angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry that is how my head and face feels just now, pills are Shit I need some sort of sinus removal device.

fuzzpig Mon 10-Dec-12 14:41:35

Tea tree oil on my FEET?!? WTAF?

<ticklish feet alert>

noddyholder Mon 10-Dec-12 14:17:11

Tea tree oil on soles of feet neat and steam and then bed

Mine have been playing up since autumn. I gave in and took sinutab today as my whole head was thumping so badly and now my nose is dripping like a bloody toddlers.

Gah!

crazygirluk Mon 10-Dec-12 13:31:30

I have weird sinus problems and tried a neti pot but it never worked for me. My drug of choice is Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray. It helps almost straight away for me, a lovely clear nose and the ability to breathe in minutes. Don't use it too often though as it can make it worse if you overuse it <speaks from experience>.

ElenorRigby Mon 10-Dec-12 13:22:36

Snort some Vitamin C powder grin

CaptainVonTrapp Mon 10-Dec-12 13:05:50

'Beconase' nasal spray. It doesn't work immediately (sorry) but provides a longer term solution which is great esp if you have a chronic or recurrent problem. Lots of ibuprofen while you wait for it to work.

KellyEllyChristmasBelly Mon 10-Dec-12 11:51:35

Put some salt in warm water and snort it up each nostril (don't swallow it!). then put two big blobs of vicks under each nostril and keep reapplying. Also olbas oil on a tissue at all times smile

RiaUnderTheMistletoe Mon 10-Dec-12 09:57:03

YABU for that mental image <boak> but I hope you feel better soon.

Abitwobblynow Mon 10-Dec-12 06:15:09

Poor Giraffe! If you start feeling really poorly, please see GP/antibiotics.

I had sinusitis once - pulling my teeth out to relieve the pressure seemed like a very logical solution at the time.

but as that helped me kick smoking once and for all it was worth it

KAAAAAH! Ha ha ha !

Hope these suggestions work Giraffe, poor you.

The neti flush really is a lifesaver.
try the squirt bottle rather than the neti pot. Very easy to use.
Its great for "maintenance" for those with allergic rhinitis as well as flushing out a nasty bout of infection before antibiotics or corticoids become necessary.

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Mon 10-Dec-12 00:53:38

Massage thing does help. It is eyebrows and one cheek bone that are the worse areas.

Have ABs, spray, betahistine, some other sickness drig, cocod and ibuprofen.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 09-Dec-12 23:46:02

And agree with the Neilmed rinse that Bluebelleswood reccos. I've tried a load. Honestly, I'd sweep up on mAstermind if 'all things muccal' was my specialist subject.

It is easy to use, you sort of squeeze and sniff whilst making KAAHHH sounds like a crow.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 09-Dec-12 23:43:18

I've had my sinuses drilled - twice! First time when I was about 12.
Guess what - they grot up again. Mine are now. I am QUEEN of ENT problems!!

Ignore whichever sadist said put your head upside down. it feels like someone is attacking my eyes with knives when I do that.

Agree that the salt water flush/neti can help manage. I'd avoid the menthol ones though, as they're an irritant if used long term. The other thing I find useful is sort of massage/pushing - so along eyebrows (inside to out), bridge of nose (down/round/out) and along 'cheekbones'.

Warmth can help pain, so a hottie on pillow at night.
And if you're in CRAZY amounts of pain for weeks on end, may need ABs.

manicinsomniac Sun 09-Dec-12 23:18:20

no helpful suggestions but I feel your pain.

BerthaKitt Sun 09-Dec-12 23:09:09
apostrophethesnowman Sun 09-Dec-12 22:57:04

I take it you've tried antibiotics before thinking or resorting to the spoon solution? shock

On a serious note, it's really horrible when you get a sinus infection. Even one course of antibiotics doesn't always work. Last winter I had a couple of courses before it started to feel better. You may also need a different antibiotic.

...as an aside, my brother had sinus trouble for years, then he had a dental x-ray for something unrelated and they discovered that the sinus space was totally taken up with a (benign) tumour. He had to go into hospital to have it removed, and rarely suffered after that.

CuriousMama Sun 09-Dec-12 22:55:47

Please use distilled or previously boiled water with a neti pot though.

Hassled Sun 09-Dec-12 22:54:53

Sinus pain is the pain of the devil - you have all my sympathies.

As much steam as you can bear (alternate in from the nose/out from the mouth and then in from the mouth/out through the nose, towel over your head and the bowl to make a sort of steamy chamber) and yes, then lie on the bed with a newspaper or mag on the floor and dangle your head off the end. Gravity does help.

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 09-Dec-12 22:50:09

In had a terribly blocked up ear from the in-->out iyswim. Someone on here said try a nasal saline spray. so I bought the cheapest child's one I could find in boots.

(My sinus pain always murders my ears.)

It worked. Cleared my sinuses a treat! Even did ds' with them too and it cleared his. grin Worked where antibiotics failed!

CuriousMama Sun 09-Dec-12 22:49:41

Neti pot they do help as has been said.

I used to suffer terribly, mainly on my left side. I had a septoplasty operation in July and haven't suffered much since. I am a bit blocked up at the moment but not much, dss have had a cold so think I've had a milder version? I can't find my neti pot though sad

JazzyTheSnowman Sun 09-Dec-12 22:45:13

I haven't bought a neti-pot, because I refuse point-blank to purchase something that can be improvised until I discover whether it actually works or not - somehow I don't think anyone would take a faulty one back after it had been in my nose!

I basically got one of those pots you use to refill an iron with and I used that (covering the big hole in the top of course!).

IT WORKED A TREAT. A Neti-Pot is on my list! Seriously guys - it takes a while, but I do it weekly now and I've barely sufferent with anything. It's a very odd sensation but once you get used to it you're raring.

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Sun 09-Dec-12 22:43:11

Love you.
grin
I was going to call you, but I fear you'd yell at me down the phone.
'Fuuuck off, off, fuck, and I hate you'

SkinnyMarinkADink Sun 09-Dec-12 22:35:30

Also a sufferer..

Read online that hanging head upside down really helps, so i sat on the edge of the bed and hung my head towards my feet and it really did work to get things moving!

other thing that does it is in the shower if i get a bit of water up my nose!

TisILeclerc Sun 09-Dec-12 21:52:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bluebelleswood Sun 09-Dec-12 21:45:45

Neilmed manufacture sinus rinse. It's with the cold cures in boots. Make sure you buy the rinse kit and not just the saline mix packets.

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