I REALLY need some relief... Help!

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Maddz's picture
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I REALLY need some relief... Help!

I am been fighting a sinus infection and it's started to get worse. I'm going to have to go to the Dr. on Monday but until then... I'm stuck feeling miserable.

I need a decongestant. I know that a lot of these meds are safe to take while prego. Should I just wait to take anything until I can call my OB? I'm just feeling so miserable.

Heatherbella's picture
Joined: 02/14/05
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Personally, I wouldn't take anything other than Tylenol. That being said I err on the side of 'the less meds the better', but I realize not everyone is like that.

Have you tried steaming your face? Pour a bunch of boiling water into a bowl. Drape a towel over your head and the bowl and then inhale the steam.

Another idea is a Neti Pot. They are a bit weird at first but they really can help.

Neti Pots for Sinus Problems - WebMD: Do They Work?

Maddz's picture
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I have a neti pot. They help you get over the sinus infection faster. I also have prescription nasal spray. The unfortunate part is that I haven't been home since Wednesday.

CrysRee31's picture
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*lurker*

A saline nasal spray might help and (most) are safe during pregnancy as long as they don't have other things added, I'd check with the pharmacist to make sure you are getting the right one but that should help until you can see the OB.

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"Maddz" wrote:

I have a neti pot. They help you get over the sinus infection faster. I also have prescription nasal spray. The unfortunate part is that I haven't been home since Wednesday.

UGH about not being home. Sad