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March 25th, 2013, 03:35 AM
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So along with the morning sickness I work up Saturday morning with tons of sinus pressure and pain. I seem to get a bad sinus infection every other spring or so. I dread antibiotics as I end up with a raging yeast infection an the antibiotics don't help with the pain.

Anyone have home/natural ways to fight a sinus infection?
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March 25th, 2013, 03:57 AM
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Have you ever tried a netti pot? They help me a lot.
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March 25th, 2013, 05:10 AM
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You can make your own saline mix. I used kosher salt, 1 teaspoon to a couple cups I think. I used an oral syringe because I didn't have a netti pot. I did that sevrral times a day. I also took sudafed 4 times a day. A humidifier too. This was before pregnancy though. My Dr did say sudafed was OK, buttthe kind behind the pharmacy counter.

All that said, you still might need antibiotics. I'm currently taking a probiotic to help prevent yeast infection. I just had one and the Dr said yogurt three times a day. Yogurt is a no-no Leah's gonna puke smell.
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March 25th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Hmmm the only things could think would be maybe some herbal teas for inflammation?

http://studiobotanica.com/15-top-ant...-herbs-spices/

Not sure if they are all safe in pregnancy or not....
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I have a sinus infection and it's not natural but I took one benedryll every 6 hours for 2 days and it doesn't hurt anymore. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in....
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Neti pot for sure!
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I do steam inhalation with a couple drops of eucalyptus oil or axe oil. I do it a few times day and my sinuses are usually completely drained by day 2.
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March 25th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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I swear by the Neti pot too but sometimes even that is not enough if the infection is really set in.
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March 25th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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does the neti pot leave you with a feeling of I just got water up my nose at the pool?
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March 25th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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We jokingly call the Neti pot "at home water boarding" at our house but once you get use to it, I swear its not that bad. Use distilled water and slightly warm it up first
and you should be good to go. One side note if you have a deviated septum like I do, you can never get all the water out at once and at some time during the day or night depending on when you flush it will randomly pour out (a little gross but well worth it to me - I have been able to stop taking 2 kinds of daily allergy medicine with a change in diet and regular use of the Neti pot)!
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March 25th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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We jokingly call the Neti pot "at home water boarding" at our house but once you get use to it, I swear its not that bad. Use distilled water and slightly warm it up first
and you should be good to go. One side note if you have a deviated septum like I do, you can never get all the water out at once and at some time during the day or night depending on when you flush it will randomly pour out (a little gross but well worth it to me - I have been able to stop taking 2 kinds of daily allergy medicine with a change in diet and regular use of the Neti pot)!
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March 25th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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The saline in the nasal rinses are more soothing than just water up your nose. When I have a sinus infection I rinse in the morning and evening. I really like the Neil Med kit: NeilMed Pharmaceuticals - Sinus Rinse Isotonic
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March 25th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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I definitely recommend neti pot (if you can find a salt blend with essential oils mixed in with the salt even better).

also- hydrogen peroxide (the kind you have in your medicine cabinet) - lay on your side and have someone slowly carefully pour a little in your ears- like 4-6 drops if you have a medicine dropper. Lay there and wait for it to stop fizzing, then let it drain out and do the other side. It kills viruses/bacteria and everything is all connected in there.

Herbally- natural anti-biotics that you can take while pregnant are limited- Wishgarden herbs does make a great immune support tincture for pregnancy that you can get at your local health food store (if you have one). If not-- try the above 2 remedies and try to stay off the antibiotics- they're horrible. Sinus infections are often caused by a virus, NOT a bacteria, so antibiotics won't do anything, it will just seem like it as the virus naturally progresses out of your system.
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