Home remedies - sinus headaches

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14 years 1 month ago #12396 by max2
4 weeks ago I had a rotten head cold (in time for school holidays yippee) and whilst that mostly cleared up, now I am left with sinus and rotten headaches.

I have gone through a box of cold and flu's, a box of sinutab, pandadol, and disprin. I am limiting my time on the computer because it seems to make things worse... even enlarged the text for a while until I couldn't read the full internet banking screen[xx(]

Anyone else had this rotten dose? How did you permanently get rid of the headache.....

ps my doc doesn't believe in giving out antibotics.

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14 years 1 month ago #191997 by ame
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swaggie;164454 wrote: 4 weeks ago I had a rotten head cold

ps my doc doesn't believe in giving out antibotics.


Umm, a cold is caused by a virus. In what way do you think antibiotics will help?

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14 years 1 month ago #192000 by reggit
Swaggie, have you tried the old witch hazel in a bowl of hot water with a towel over your head?

If the sinus has got to the point that you (sorry, this is a bit gross [xx(]) are blowing out, um, yucky coloured stuff (brown, green or any other colour of the rainbow [}:)]) go back to your doctor. You could have infection in your sinuses - happened to me a few years back and in that case the infection itself DOES respond to antibiotics.

But ame's right, antibiotics are no use on a standard cold [:I]

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14 years 1 month ago #192003 by ame
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How about a 'neti pot'? It came up in the forums in December last year.

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14 years 1 month ago #192004 by stacey
Have just had that blinkin cold as well and it seems like whenever I get a cold now - I get a sinus infection. Finally had to take the day off work today even though I have only just started my new job and am not entitled to sick leave yet - darn. The cold wasn't too bad but the sinus infection has knocked the wind out of me. Tried to get a doctors appointment this avo to get some antibiotics but they were all booked out. So went to the pharmacy where they gave me Robitissun Chesty cough (because of it all running down the back of my throat from the sinuses) and some Codral Daytime/Nighttime which I took when I got home at about three. It was great! headache gone, not coughing very much, congestion is less and feel so much better for it. I know that it is only temporary relief and that it only treats the symptoms - not the infection but if that is what you are after until the infection goes away then I would recommend it. Still pretty tired though so even though I slept til about 12 this afternoon - I'm thinking of taking the Nighttime tablets and going to bed pretty soon. But it treated the symptoms enough that I think I will be able to go to work tomorrow. Durn colds and sinus infections.

Oh and after writing all that I've realised you asked for HOME remedies...... Mum always used to get us to put our heads over a bowl of water that had just been boiled with a towel over our head and the bowl to lock in the steam to liquefy the congestion which contributes to headaches etc.

Hope it helps - being sick sucks!

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14 years 1 month ago #192005 by kate
I take lots of hot Lemsip :D I hope it clears up soon, sinus headaches are awful.

I agree that antibiotics won't help if it's a cold but are you sure it's not your teeth? I had a problem with an infection in a tooth due to a root canal (don't ask [xx(]) and had really bad sinus headaches until six months of antibiotics cleared it up.

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Kate

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14 years 1 month ago #192010 by maggies mum
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Have you tried steaming??

Failing that 'ave yer got a post borer!?? :)

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14 years 1 month ago #192012 by ame
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maggies mum;164470 wrote: Failing that 'ave yer got a post borer!?? :)


For your sinuses?

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14 years 1 month ago #192013 by reggit

ame;164472 wrote: For your sinuses?

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Beats Number 8 fencing wire! [}:)] :D

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14 years 1 month ago #192014 by maggies mum
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Absolutely for your sinuses lol! If that don't shift whatever's up there nuffin will! lol

Swaggie have to been to the docs though? Because if you have a sinus infection that can be treated with anti-biotics!

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14 years 1 month ago #192023 by Dream Weaver
I was thinking of steaming to. A few drops of Eucaliptus in boiling water. Garlic, Vit C and Horseradish tablets are good to. One of those Vicks inhaler thingys that you put up your nostril and sniff, don't sniff too hard though as when I last did it I couldn't stop sneezing. Otravine nasal spray from the chemist.
Other than that I would go with MMs post borer idea.

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14 years 1 month ago #192034 by Jenny
Try cayenne pepper.[:0]

I had a really horrid badly blocked head for about two weeks once and after trying various remedies I was at my wits end and thorougly miserable.

I recalled reading somewhere about the uses for cayenne pepper and I thought I had nothing to lose so I tried sniffing some like you would with snuff. It was only a little bit and it didn't blow my head off but it did help clear my head.

Really, it worked for me [^]

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14 years 1 month ago #192038 by max2

ame;164457 wrote: Umm, a cold is caused by a virus. In what way do you think antibiotics will help?

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any way, the same as consuming a bottle of wine might! :D [;)]

I think mine was brought on by a lot of stress rather than actually catching anything. All is right with the rest of my family... they usually give it to me.

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14 years 1 month ago #192039 by max2
Many thanks All, I shall try the hot water and gum stuff (cannot spell eucalypst for now) tomorrow morning.

Failing that I shall attend Docs again (was trying to avoid the visit because I am supposed to have had ultrasounds on my female bits for another crisis and haven't done so yet, school holidays, yadda yadda yadda etc) but will bite the bullet she will shoot me for neglecting that...[:I]

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14 years 1 month ago #192046 by reggit
Aha, now we know we'll all be checking up to make sure you've been checked up [;)] for goodness sake book yourself in [:I]

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