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September 12th, 2013 09:24 PM #406
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September 12th, 2013 09:40 PM #408
September 12th, 2013 10:51 PM #410Senior Member
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Hi lovelies! I have a lot to comment on, but honestly I feel terrible and know it would be a half hearted attempt-- so I am going to wait until I feel better to comment.
I just had to ask-- you guys seem to have a plethora of information, so I'm hoping for some ideas.
I have a terrible sinus infection (this baby is determined to keep me sick-- first nausea, now this) I am on antibiotics, but I am still not feeling any better. I have tried humidifiers, nasal rises, and Tylenol alongside the antibiotics, but to no avail. Do any of you ladies have any other ideas?
The reason this stresses me so much is because at my doctors appointment today, I had lost more weight. I am now -11lbs at 20 weeks. For obvious reasons, this has the doctors very concerned as I am naturally a size 2nor 4 and don't have much weight to lose. I had gained 3 lbs this month and was very happy, but once i got sick, i lost the three lbs plus more....This infection coupled with the lingering morning sickness is not helping me gain weight. We had a scare today as well-- they could not find little mans heartbeat with the Doppler. They ended up having to bring in an ultrasound machine to make sure everything was okay . The whole time, I was hysterical thinking that if something happened to this little baby boy, that may be I was responsible as I can't keep enough food and/or nutrients down to help him be his healthiest. He is fine, thankfully. He was just hiding. But the scare got me really convinced that I need to get better so I can have this be a HEALTHY pregnancy for us both. I could handle a sinus infection or nausea on its own, but together..... I'm not doing so hot.
So anyone have any home remedies or anything for a sinus infection that they think might help? The dr. Prescribed me a new med for the sickness . She hopes this will work better than the zofran, and has literally given me permission to eat fast food and other high calorie snacks. So now i just need to feel well enough to eat. I need your help ladies!! Any ideas?!!*~*Proud Mommy Of Evan Alexzander*~*
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September 12th, 2013 11:22 PM #412
Roo- I don't know for a sinus infection - just lots of ginger & lemon tea on top of your prescribed meds, and try to eat something, anything, mild soups maybe until you can stomach more.
For the nausea eat bananas (at least before bed but preferably maybe 2-3 spread out through the day) my husband's doctor told us about this - the extra potassium really helps keep your nausea from getting out of control, plus they are very healthy PLUS they help you to keep your blood sugars balanced. Try putting one in a smoothie if you have a textural problem with them right now.Azula Rosemary
1 July 2012
2 January 2014
September 12th, 2013 11:24 PM #414
Have you ever used a Neti Pot? It looks like a tiny teapot, and you literally put it up to your nostril, tip your head forward, and the water washes up one nostril, through your frontal sinuses, crosses over to the other side, and fountains out the other nostril. It sounds disgusting and you feel like you will drown yourself the first time you do it, but it really does help. My sinus specialist swears by it but says most people won't try it, so he just prescribes commercial saline rinses instead. I use warm water in my neti pot along with a bit of salt and some xylitol (the xylitol is a corn-based sweetener which makes the salt water feel less harsh in there - my doctor suggested it when I was having trouble with the salt water burning too much). You will hear the occasional horror story about neti pots, there was a guy who died a couple of years back, and it was because there had been some kind of break in the water main and he didn't wait out the boil order before using it in his neti pot. Uh...not exactly the brightest crayon in the box. If you're worried about it though, use bottled water just to be sure. A neti pot will wash out A LOT more gunk than a little spray bottle from the store will do, I've had chronic sinus problems my whole life and neti pots are completely amazing as far as I'm concerned.
If I get close to an infection, I rinse the sinuses, a whole neti pot full through each nostril, and then mix up another concoction of about 1/4 cup water and a dropperful of Colloidal Silver, and hold it up in the sinus for 10-12 minutes once every day for a week. Colloidal Silver works as a natural antibiotic, but be careful to use a little bit and don't keep using it long term, as it can damage your sense of smell (my ENT said it was fine to use it, just be careful). Since you're already on an antibiotic though it might not really be necessary. The neti pot can't hurt you as long as you're smart enough to not use contaminated water.
HOT showers with plenty of steam can help get the gunk moving -- and try taking Robitussin around the clock, or Mucinex on a time-release dose. It's the same drug and what it does is work to thin out all the mucus in your body. Don't take it after Baby is born if you want to breastfeed because it can dry up your milk (learned that one the hard way) but it's usually approved by OB's during pregnancy as long as you drink plenty of water.
I forget if any of the Sudafed preparations are ok during pregnancy, so check with your doctor on that, but it can help blast gunk out of your sinuses too. Or if you have seasonal allergies playing into this, try Benadryl, which IS ok.
Best wishes, get yourself feeling better and have some Waffle Fries for the rest of us!
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