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oooooooow sinus pain

(11 Posts)
misdee Tue 22-Jul-08 07:44:22

bloody cold has lft me in agony.

docs open soon, am off to see if theres anything i can take at 22 weeks pregnant.

wish me luck.

suzywong Tue 22-Jul-08 07:46:04

go and have a shower as hot as you can bear
straight after put a piece of bread in the toaster, take 3 cloves of garlic and mash them and mix with a good dollop of butter. Spread on toast and eat.

That'll clear your pipes and no mistake

misdee Tue 22-Jul-08 07:49:04

i was taking you seriously til lthe garlic. even if that works, i have to go see specialist at st thomas's this afternoon, not sure people on the tube want me sweating out garlic.

suzywong Tue 22-Jul-08 07:50:36

it works
feck the people on the tube
it works
do it

maidamess Tue 22-Jul-08 08:08:28

I can sympathise. My face is killing me, I am coughing up and blowing out what can only be described as lemon and lime curd and I sound like I have a peg on my nose. And that garlic idea has made me feel sick.

Roll on the summer!

southeastastra Tue 22-Jul-08 08:12:39

i use a neti pot, can sympathise as i have to prob have a sinus op too

misdee Tue 22-Jul-08 08:33:44

well walked down there and was there within 10mins of doors opening, but asmanged to get an appointment for 9.10am, so came home for a hot shower minus the garlic on toast afterwards.

maidamess, i swear i cannot see how its possible for my nose/face to hold this much goo. i have gone through a box of tissues since yesterday afternoon.

wiash i could just take some sinutab stuff, that works well.

JulesJules Tue 22-Jul-08 08:38:19

Steaming works. Fill a bowl with very hot water, put towel over head and inhale the steam for a few mins. You can also get menthol-y crystals (ask pharmacist) to dissolve in the water which works even better. I get sinusitis too, feeling for you!

pickledparsnips Tue 22-Jul-08 09:34:47

you probably need antibiotics and have can have them while you're pregnant

Hassled Tue 22-Jul-08 09:44:27

It does sound like an AB job - but they usually kick in fast. Lying on a bed/sofa and hanging your head over the edge helps release the pressure sometimes. Or steam inhalation with some Olbas Oil in the hot water - but don't do as I did and dip your nose in the water and go around looking like Rudolph!

misdee Tue 22-Jul-08 10:35:11

have got AB's and lovely doc perscribed paracetamol as well. the pharmacy is havign a refit atm and doing perscriptions. so couldnt get any other things for inhalation purposes.

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