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    Sinus infection

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    I caught a bad cold when I was in the U.S (first one in years) and I'm feeling better now, but my sinuses are congested and full of mucus. Any ideas on how to combat this without the use of anti biotics?

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    People seem to stop having that when they stop dairy, try it for a few weeks? My nose is clearer though in all honesty I can't say that it was a mess before...

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    this may sound a bit quack-ish, but i've heard that doing a headstand for a few minutes can really clear up sinus problems. i haven't really had the chance to test it...but it might be worth a shot

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    I am fighting a sinus infection myself. First one in maybe 6 yrs since going gfsf! I used to get them regularly and take anitbiotics to combat them. Not good.
    Now, I use a Colloidial Silver nasal spray and put a few drops of tea tree oil and eucolyptus oil on the floor of the shower when I take one in the morning.
    This usually helps right away.
    Feel better soon!

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll try the eucalyptus and tea tree oil, not sure I could manage a head stand.

    I suspect that I could have problems with dairy, and my sinuses were made worse by eating a lot of rubbish when I was on holiday. I've decided that I'm going to cut dairy out in January, not sure I'd want to start so close to Christmas.

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    Nasal irrigation - you can use a Neti pot. It's kind of gross, but in a fun way.
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    Be careful with nasal irrigation and sprays... I ended up giving myself a sinus infection with too much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theholla View Post
    Nasal irrigation - you can use a Neti pot. It's kind of gross, but in a fun way.
    +1 http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus...re-9/neti-pots

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    +1 on tea tree and eucalyptus. I would float 1 or 2 drops on a bowl of steaming hot water, dump a towel over the top and inhale the steam. Truly brilliant for clearing the chest in record time, but pretty good for sinuses too.

    Also, chicken soup! With added hot spices if possible, as they thin the mucus and get things moving. The most potent cold remedy I know has the innocent-sounding name of 'Elderflower and Peppermint Composition' and is actually full of hot pepper. It's a little bit like a flamethrower.

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    There is a xylitol based nasal spray. I'd say that plus irrigation would help.

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