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Please help - could sinusitis be causing toothache when I bend/lean over? OW it hurts!
Is this possible? It's my back teeth. Have terrible snotty cold with productive cough Not taking much for it as am pg Have had paracetamol and tried a steam with olbas oil which has made not a jot of a diff. Anything else?
I get horrendous tooth pain with sinusitis, especially with bending. Go to gp. They will give you antibiotics and steroid spray and you will be well again quickly. You can have with of these when pregnant.
Don't use decongestant spray it actually makes the sinusitis worse.
Yes - I've had sinusitis many times and get wicked toothache (but only on one side).
I use an NSAID and pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) to keep it under control; if you are getting really fluorescent coloured gunge then anti-b's are probably needed. Try using menthol crystals in hot water for the decongestant effect.
Another thing to try is n-acetyl cysteine. It is mucolytic, so splits up the mucous so that it's thinner and so will drain. It's become available on prescription in the last 10 years or so - but the notification was on the back of the statutory instrument that told all the gp's not to work at weekends, so maybe your gp didn't read that far.
Holland+Barrett have it in big jars as a nutritional supplement, in capsules of 600mg. The sachets are 200mg each, and a French pharmacist told me to take 1-2, 2-3 times a day.
I used to have chronic sinusitis until a ventilation operation, and then it began again after dd was born. I discovered nac on holiday in France where they prefer it to antibiotics. Can be given to little ones, too - so we kept dd free from antibiotics for 3 years when she had glue ear.
Sadly, I now live on the edge of 2 weather systems, and when it changes from atlantic to continental and the air pressure alters I get what they call 'climatic sinusitis' - just as painful and horrid as the normal sort.
Could always go on a booze cruise and pick up a dozen boxes or so in cité europe
I get this, it's hideous. As if sinus pain wasn't bad enough.
Hope you've managed to get some relief now, sometimes antibiotics and sprays are the only way, I used them throughout my pregnancy, mine usually stems from rhinitis so I was prescribed Piriton during pregnancy too, to keep that at bay.