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Sinus Infections

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SoSueMe, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    I think there was a thread on this a while back.

    Anyway, sinus problems run in my family and I've got them bad. I have a deviated septum, probably allergies (I'm to scared of needles to see) and I'm always stuffed up.

    Aside from good nasal sprays (Flonaise(sp?) when I have a prescription) or pills (Sinutab, etc.), anyone have any NATURAL ways to beat this problem? Foods? Methods? (don't say blowing my nose)

    It's been brutal this week. I'm never ever feeling under the weather, no sore throat, no cough, just no airways! Drives me nuts.
  2. echinancia and zinc as a preventive
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    i used to suffer from terrible sinus headaches and congestion. got the deviated septum straightened out in '91 and haven't had any sinus issues since.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    SoSueMe, I think it's from your wife pulling your balls one way (let's do Cali!) then another (uh, honey, I want New York.).
  5. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Tell me about it. I just want this wedding over with. Every minute of the day it's something else. Tonight, phone call at work, minister can't meet with us at the scheduled time next Saturday. Wants to make it Sunday. Uh, I don't care who you work for lady, I took Saturday off for this reason.

    Anyway, back to my f'ed up nasal passages.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Swab some Vicks VapoRub on your nostrils periodically throughout the day. It's one of the greatest smells in the world, and it's an instant short-term sinus-clearer-upper.

    That, and/or eat lots of chips and salsa.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Eat a small piece or two of raw horseradish root. Don't bother with the jarred horseradish, I'm talking the about the real thing from the produce aisle. Does a miracle number on the sinuses.
  8. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Before you go to bed, take a sudafed and a shot of nyquil. During the day, take daytime sudafed decongestant.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Can you sleep after taking a sudafed? The last time I took one, about 10 years ago, it made my heart beat so fast I was terrified.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Before you go to bed you tell the future Mrs. SoSueMe that you're making the decisions from here on out and that you're doing the Washington to LA trip. That'll clear the sinus problem up right away.
  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Yeah, I shy away from pills and drugs as much as I can. Although this http://www.flonase.com/ is the best I've ever used.

    I like the Vick's VapoRub idea. I may try that.
  12. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Funny you mention that. We just decided: West Coast trip it is. Vancouver or Seattle as a starting point is yet to be determined. I'm planning it.
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