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sinus pain

(9 Posts)
j20baby Tue 14-Aug-07 00:31:34

i think it is anyway, just on one side, had it for a few wks, thought it was my ear or my teeth, but it only comes on when i lay down (hence me getting back up tonight to come mn it!)

is there anything i can do to ease it?

BBBee Tue 14-Aug-07 00:32:56

sleep propped up on loads of pillows?

hope you get some rest.

j20baby Tue 14-Aug-07 00:38:19

thanks, i keep trying to do that but get backache! have just stuck my nose over a newly boilt kettle, but burnt it!

does anyone know if i can i take over the counter medication?

ozchick Tue 14-Aug-07 04:56:59

Hi, I am 38 wks pregnant and have just recovered from a horrid sinus infection - shocking pain! All the chemist would give me was paracetamol and a saline nasal spray and some useless herbal tablets. I went to see my doctor and he prescribed an anti-biotic which was the only thing that worked to clear it. I had been steaming as well but apart from the paracetamol nothing worked until I got the hard core penicillin. Good luck.

slim22 Tue 14-Aug-07 06:10:00

if it is an infection then only antibios will clear it.
If you are a chronic sufferer like me then I can only recommend inhalation as you are pregnant.
very effective are syndol tablets for pain and nasonex allergy spray. Check with your doctor if ok durning pregnancy.

j20baby Tue 14-Aug-07 10:39:12

thanks, i don't suffer with it often, i don't think i do anyway, but never really associated it with sinus pain, thought it was toothache or headache usually iyswim, will try and get a prescription from docs today

slim22 Tue 14-Aug-07 10:53:30

ok hope U get better soon so you can get some sleep

Alfie72 Wed 15-Aug-07 13:45:55

Acupuncture did the trick with my sinusitis. It's well worth the investment.

j20baby Wed 15-Aug-07 19:20:46

thanks, it seemed to not be too bad last night, will see how it goes tonight

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