Re: Best thing for sinus problems?
I've had allergies for my entire life - trees, grasses, weeds, pollen, mold and fungi. No pet allergies, thank heavens. Some foods share the same base as pollens, so I even have to be careful what I eat (too often or too much can cause an allergic reaction for me).
Sudafed (not the PE stuff)
Mucinex (I preferred the prescription that was a 12 hr pill)
Afrin nasal spray - Original, use for 72 hours max, then stop for 5 days or you can get a rebound headache
Saline nasal spray, as often as you want
Ibuprofen or Naprosin, which ever works best for you
I have a prescription nasal spray, but it isn't working well for me right now - and I've tried them all
Netti pot - like a shower for your nose
Steroids prescribed by the doctor - prednisone works for me, not medrol
I also like to lay face down on a heating pad as the heat feels great.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) drys you up. The issue with this is that is increases the odds that you will get a sinus infection. You really want everything to drain out. I grew up taking this for my asthma, which is now known to be the worst thing you can do for an asthmatic.
If your face hurts when you bend over at the waist (so your face is parallel to the ground), you probably have a sinus infection and need to see a doctor.
Fun fact of the day: did you know the opening from your sinuses to your nose is smaller than the diameter of a strand of hair?
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