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Would someone PLEASE come squish the goo out of my cheekbones and… - Mental Feng Shui
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Would someone PLEASE come squish the goo out of my cheekbones and forehead? PLEASE?

I feel like my face is filled with LEAD.

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tylik From: tylik Date: January 25th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
Do you rinse your sinuses? Seriously, times like this is what it's for.
loba From: loba Date: January 25th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
Unfortunately, when I'm plugged and swollen like this, I dump the water from the Neti pot in, and it goes... nowhere. It runs, instead, down the side of my face. :-P Once I can get the passages open, then the rinse helps. *nods*
tylik From: tylik Date: January 25th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
I actually don't use a neti pot, just a little cup. I need to blow my nose enough that I can breath a little, and then I kind of sip liquid from the cup, but through my nose, one nostril at a time. (I was doing this long before I heard of net pots. When I got one, it just didn't seem to have a lot of advantages -- I was really good at using a cup by then.)

After I rinse my sinuses, I blow my nose a bunch. And then rinse them some more.
magicmarmot From: magicmarmot Date: January 25th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
I swear by Claritin-D, because large doses of pseudoephedrine are the only thing that will carve through the mucous when I get that way.

The other secret weapon I have is a vaccuum cleaner. Seriously. Just be very careful and keep your mouth open.
loba From: loba Date: January 25th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
Zyrtec D might do the trick for me (Claritin no longer works)... but a vacuum cleaner? Wow.... Am not sure we have correct... appendage... for ours, for me to do that. ;-)
tylik From: tylik Date: January 25th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
Be really careful with this -- for many people Zyrtec is drying enough that it won't allow you to clear a sinus infection if you have one. (This can happen with other antihistamines, but Zyrtec is one of the worst.)

Also, the Northwest Asthma and Allergy Clinic rocks. Totally changed my life. OMG, I basically no longer get awful sinus infections, and I don't end up in the hospital once a year with bronchial infections, and I have way more lung capacity, which means I can work out way more intensely and it *feels good*.
loba From: loba Date: January 26th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC) (This Entry)
NW Asthma & Allergy cClinic, eh? Sounds like I need to ask for a referral. :-) Thanks!
klicrai From: klicrai Date: January 26th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (This Entry)

Oh god, the sinuses

Wolfieboy has terrible sinus problems sometimes too. My sympathies.
shangchi From: shangchi Date: January 26th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC) (This Entry)
Try eating something hot and very spicy. It will cause your sinuses to drain.
sirenscry From: sirenscry Date: January 27th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC) (This Entry)
Yes, like pico de gallo. That is the best. Or some doctored up hot and sour soup...?
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