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Anyone had sinusitis?

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joycep Sun 28-Feb-16 09:46:47

Hi - I have just had a horrible cold which has gone in to my sinuses and has now plugged my ears. In the early hours of the morning the throbbing and thumping around my face is immense and I take 400mg of pills but they don't help. Has anyone any advice how I can get rid of this? I had sinusitis as a child and I remember it went ok for months which I really don't want to happen now. Thanks !

hiddenhome2 Sun 28-Feb-16 15:44:53

I've had sinusitis for years and am finding the saline nasal sprays to be the most successful thing that I've done. Vicks and Sterimar make one.

Also go onto YouTube and look for vids which explain how to drain your sinuses. It relieves the pressure and pain.

SushiAndTheBanshees Sun 28-Feb-16 15:46:54

You need antibiotics. This is an infection of your sinuses, if it really is sinusitis (-it is means 'infection of'). You must be in agony.

hiddenhome2 Sun 28-Feb-16 15:49:47

No, 'itis' just means inflammation hmm

You only need antibiotics if you're systemically unwell.

29PaddingtonSt Sun 28-Feb-16 15:52:44

I'm suffering at the moment. I'm steaming with menthol crystals, sinus rinsing, taking ibuprofen and using beconase. I think it is slowly improving. I just want to be able to move my head without pain and taste things again!

suzannecaravaggio Sun 28-Feb-16 15:59:41

I would suggest using a neti pot
(just google if you dont know about them smile )

AmeliaEarhartinBerlin Sun 28-Feb-16 21:10:27

I had these for years. The things that helped were: consuming large quantities (all at one time) of warm water (to rehydrate everything and get the snot (apologies) moving & also ibuprofen.

during the day I'd drink Lemsip Max. Sometimes things improved but other times I'd need antibiotics from the GP

hiddenhome is right about the saline sprays. Also, my gp prescribed flixonase (I think it has a steroid in it and may be available over the counter)

I hope you are feeling better soon

joycep Mon 29-Feb-16 09:31:27

Thank you so much for all the excellent advice. Really helpful. I've now got saline spray and am trying to drink lots. I hope I will feel human again soon. Thanks!

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