Am suffering from horrendous sinusitis and was hoping someone on Mumsnet may know of something that will help as paracetamol isn't touching it and I permanently feel like I have a clamp on my head and turning/bending down makes it worse I have a toddler to cope with and need cures!! Anyone? Have tried steaming and it doesn't seem to be doing much to help.
I suffered with this at the start of my pregnancy got given antibiotics didn't work no one really listened to till finally one doctor gave me some Avamys steroid spray, this really helped with the headaches I would advise seeing doctor as tablets don't do anything for it.
I used hot wheat bags over the bridge of my nose and top of cheeks which seem to open up the offending cavities. There are points on your cheekbones you can press which alleviates the pressure, underneath the outside edge of your eyes.
Sterimar nasal spray has been a godsend for me... It's about £8 in boots and is basically a sea water salt spray so totally fine when pg or bf. Sounds awful but it's not too uncomfortable to use and has cleared my sinuses in just a few uses! Definitely worth a try
Thank you, I am going to try all your suggestions! I will try anything right now. I didn't have this in my last pregnancy, am hoping it goes away again as I can tell work for another couple of months and this is really interfering in my day to day doing things!
Boots do menthol crystals, you put them in a bowl of hot water like you would olbas oil and inhale, only a couple of crystals needed and they help with the swelling that sinusitis causes, such a relief for it. Ask at the counter though if you can have when pregnant, it's really good