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Sinusitis

Post: # 170737Post Milims
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:53 pm

It seems I have it yet again! I've taken co-codamol but still feel like I've been punched in the face :( Does anyone have any remedies? I went to the doc last time and he gave me antibots which seemed to work temporarily, but I'd rather not keep doing that.
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170743Post Mullein
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:17 pm

Try a peppermint and thyme steam inhalation (dry herb - boiling water - towel - you know the drill) for symptomatic relief. Or make a tea - inhale the steam while it cools then drink it - not sure the two together would work as a drink (it might!) but one or the other - or alternating maybe...

But if you keep getting it - see a Herbalist to figure out why...
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Post: # 170749Post pumpy
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:40 pm

Steaming with menthol crystals (available from any chemist), always works for me. But whatever you do ,don't breathe in thro' your mouth, & definately do not drink it!!! Oh, & make sure you have plenty of tissues to hand. Hope you get sorted p.d.q.! :cheers:
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170752Post Thomzo
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:49 pm

No tips I'm afraid but a big :hugish: from me. I've just got over a long spell of it. Took a couple of weeks to get rid of it. The worst part was that I got out of breath really quickly so couldn't exercise. Still suffering with the tinnitus though.

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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170765Post red
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:32 pm

can you take asprin? i would have thought that would hit the pain more than codeine.

poor you :hugish: it's not nice
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170791Post Millymollymandy
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:17 am

I don't even know what it is exactly but it sounds like the nasty sinus pain you can get with a cold? I can't help but just to say I hope you get better soon and :hugish:
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170800Post Milims
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:02 am

Thank you all for the tips and hugs. It's not so painful this morning - although the earache is niggling - but that could just be down to my daughters singing! :lol: I'm certainly going to try out what you've recommended, although I'd love to know why it keeps happening. :dontknow:
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170808Post Green Aura
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:43 am

I have two suggestions.

1) a gentle sinus massage - use some essential oil - just a drop in a tsp of veg oil, it doesn't really matter which, all are in some part anti-infectious but choose one that's not going to hurt your eyes, so not too strong. You don't put the oils in your eyes (obviously :shock: ) but you are working quite close.

Just dip your middle fingers in the oil, and press gently over the sinus areas for a few seconds (side of the nose under the cheekbones and top of the nose over and under your eyebrows, and stroke away under the cheekbones, over the eyebrows. Repeat 3-4 times.

It will be very tender to start - the pain is often caused by the pressure of the blocked sinuses. And your nose will run like a tap, probably for 24hrs, but it'll feel great quite quickly.

2) Sinus washout, which I was taught by an ayurvedic anaesthetist I used to work with. Again it hurts like mad but I only had to do it the once - never had sinusitis since! I think they're too scared :lol:

Dissolve a little salt in about a dessertspoon of water. Put a tspful in the palm of your hand and blocking off one nostril snort the saline into the other side. Then do the same on the other side.
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170825Post jampot
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:26 pm

my dad suffers from sinusitis a lot and nasal pollops he uses this stuff called sinu-rinse(sp) from the chemist its just a salt water solution in a squeezy bottle really, but he reckons it helps loads
i tried it once when i had blocked sinuses but i didnt like the feeling of water up me nose :pukeright:
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170865Post Thomzo
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:27 pm

I gave up and went to the doc in the end. She recommended the nasal spray that you get for hayfever. I do think it has really helped.

Mandy, yes that is exactly what it is.

I find that paracetamol helps more than aspirin. It opens up the sinuses and releases the gunk, so it's not pretty, but it clears the pain much more quickly.

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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170881Post Carltonian Man
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:09 pm

Thomzo wrote: Still suffering with the tinnitus though.

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Sympathies with the tinny Thomzo. You and me both. Let me know if you ever find something that helps


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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170892Post Millymollymandy
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:20 am

Another question from someone not very clued up medically :roll: - I had a week or so of hearing what felt like a clock going tick tock in my ear - worse when my ear was pressing the pillow - is that tinnitus or is it purely ringing in your ears? It's not the sort of thing I want to go running to the doctor about yet was a bit wierd and worrying at the same time as I've never had noises like that in my ears before. :dontknow:
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170914Post Loobyloo
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:40 pm

I found a home remedy for sinusitis in a book I have:

Take a teaspoon of freshly grated horseradish mixed with lemon juice everyday. :shock:

I think it might be kill or cure to be honest, I have yet to try it!

If anyone gives it a go let me know how you get on!

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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170934Post Milims
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:17 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:Another question from someone not very clued up medically :roll: - I had a week or so of hearing what felt like a clock going tick tock in my ear - worse when my ear was pressing the pillow - is that tinnitus or is it purely ringing in your ears? It's not the sort of thing I want to go running to the doctor about yet was a bit wierd and worrying at the same time as I've never had noises like that in my ears before. :dontknow:
Is it possible that what you are hearing is blood pulsing?
I had tinnitus when I was pregnant with my daughter - a hormone imbalance apprently. I was like a loud humming coming out of my ears rather than going in IYKWIM. My hearing was also distorted and I couldn't stand the sound of running water or music, but the noise of the hoover made me feel better. I had to switch the hoover on before I flushed the loo!
It's a really horrid thing to have and extremely distressing - you have my sympathy Tomzo :hugish:
I think I might try your remedy Loobyloo - I love horseraddish!
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Re: Sinusitis

Post: # 170956Post Thomzo
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:30 pm

My tinnitus is like a constant high-pitched electronic whine. For that reason, I can't stand anything that sounds like it. The supermarkets are the worst, all those ringing tills and beeping phones.

We had a thread about it a couple of years ago and there was some really good advice. Avoiding aspartime has helped more than anything and cutting down on the caffeine as well. I still get it when my sinusitis is playing up, but the nasal spray has helped that as well.

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