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Anyone know anything about sinusitis?

(8 Posts)
Flumpyflumps Mon 29-Oct-12 20:14:23

I am due to go on a flight tomorrow and have a feeling I have a sinus infection brewing.
My questions:
Is it sinusitis when you feel like you have toothache?
Is there anything over the counter I can have to relieve this on the plane, anything that actually works?

I'm thinking a descent in a plane is gonna be painful!!

Any help gratefully received.

Tazmosis Mon 29-Oct-12 20:17:26

Sinusitis makes your face ache just above your teeth usually. Take Sudafed or Sinutab they both work. All take a hanky with oblast oil on as that helps too.

Tazmosis Mon 29-Oct-12 20:17:38


Flumpyflumps Mon 29-Oct-12 20:22:16

Thanks! DH reckons only thing that will clear it will be anti biotics.
Pressure is just above teeth so yes sounds like it.
If I def need anti biotics I'll need to try to see the doc quick smart tmrw morning.
If not I'll just go to the chemist.

brighthair Mon 29-Oct-12 20:24:03

Steam and more steam, menthol crystals are good and cheap but you only need a tiny bit

Flumpyflumps Mon 29-Oct-12 20:34:13

Menthol crystals you say? Can you buy them in chemist? Sorry, would I find them next to the Vicks?

brighthair Mon 29-Oct-12 21:03:00

Yes chemist. May have to ask for them, usually £1 or so but quite old fashioned now! Drop a few in a bowl of hot water and blast your nose open grin

Flumpyflumps Mon 29-Oct-12 21:13:04

Thanks brighthair will hotfoot it to chemist first thing, really don't fancy a descent in a plane with one side of face bunged like this. Not as bad as poster about facial pain, that sounds awful, feel lucky right now!

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