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Old 10-10-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I would go to the doctor and make sure that it is not bacterial. Then, invest in a Neti pot. Sounds gross, but it is supposed to keep the nasal passages clear with the saline solution. Dr. Oz talks about this and I just bought one. I have heard people say that they never get infections or have allergy problems when they use the Neti Pot. It seems that people who have sinusitis get it often. Same with strep and all of those annoying change of weather problems. I haven't tried my Neti Pot because I am just recovering from pneumonia, but I plan to start using it as soon as I am off the antibiotics.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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I've also used Sinufresh nasal spray to ward off a sinus infection. It's over the counter. It is pretty strong when you first use it, but it definately works!!
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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I ended up filling the RX. I think i've only had another sinus infection once in my life. I'm starting to feel better. Seems like things are loosening up now and I'm not as tired as I was. I also got some nasal spray, which seemed to help at first, but then seemed like it was making the inside of my nose burn.

Thanks for the advise everyone.
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I've also used Sinufresh nasal spray to ward off a sinus infection. It's over the counter. It is pretty strong when you first use it, but it definately works!!
Where did you get Sinufresh? I need something more. I want to get a neti to clean out the sinuses, but that can be done often as it's just salt and water. Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago 'burbs'
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Where did you get Sinufresh? I need something more. I want to get a neti to clean out the sinuses, but that can be done often as it's just salt and water. Thanks!
It's over the counter. I think I got it at Walgreens. I believe you use it 2X/day.

You can also just use a saline nasal spray. I think you can use the saline ones a more often.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:44 PM
 
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How much grapeseed extract do you recommend?
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Should I be concerned?

My daughter gave me her head cold. For the last 3 days i've had this awful post nasal drip that tastes bitter and sour and smells really bad? Also my jaw is killing me to the point where I can barely chew.

It doesn't seem to be a different color, but it tastes so bad.

Not sure if I have a fever, just feel really tired.
Here's what Dr. Andrew Weil said (I took notes on this a few years ago):

Eliminate milk from diet - unfortunately, takes 2 weeks to take effect but can't hurt to start. Rinse out nose with salt water. Inhale and spit out. I saw a doctor/commentator perform this on TV. He actually put it in his nose and snuffed it out of his nose.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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I love hot showers to help clear the sinuses. I just let the hot water run down my face for about 5 minutes.I also use Ocean nasal spray.Sinus infections are the worst. Remember having one so bad after having my second child, could not even function to take care of him, DH had to do everything. Then I cried every night begging DH to just cut my head off.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I've been using a product called SinuOrega. It has oregano, bay leaf and clove in it. It has helped a lot.
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