Sinus Congestion

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Sinus Congestion

Man, I've been pretty sick this week and I finally went to the doctor today. It's a virus Sad so it just has to work through the system. It's not that I wanted it to be serious, I just wanted something to be fixable. I'm downright miserable. I haven't been to work all week, feel crummy, and just exhausted. Worst of all my sinuses are so full and I am so congested. The doctor said since I'm preggers I can't really take anything for that. Are there any natural remedies you guys know of for sinus congestion relief? I feel like they're going to blow up!

I feel so icky, but I probably should really go to work tomorrow. Ick....

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Aww that sucks:( I hope you will feel better soon. Try steaming your self. Get a steamer or use a tea kettle and put your face close but not to close to burn and stay there for a few minutes or try steaming up your bathroom with the hot water running out of the shower and just sit. Not to sure about this but could always try Vic's.

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I've also got a blocked sinus, I normally find having a warm bath in a steamy bathroom helps to loosen the gunk.

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Steam. Warm wash cloths on your face can help. My OB said Mucinex is safe for drying out drainage but I don't think that will help when it's all built up. Once it starts draining, though, Mucinex is safe if the drainage makes you nauseous.

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I have the same thing. Saline nasal spray is safe to use. Of course steaming helps. I hope we both start to feel better soon.

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Thanks ladies! I've been utilizing the steam which has helped. Thanks for the tip! I am feeling a little better, but am just plain exhausted. It must be hard on the body to have the LO in it and be recovering from a nasty virus like this!

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Have you ever tried a neti pot? I'm think they work miracles for sinus problems.

I hope you feel better!