Any good home remedies for sinusitis?

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Any good home remedies for sinusitis?
« on: 19/03/2009 19:34:17 »
I came down with one nasty cold last week, and am now suffering from sinusitus.  My wife cackles with glee as she pours salty water up my nose (old wives' tale?), but I don't seem to get quite the same entertainment value out the whole experience.

Any good home remedies for blocked sinuses? 

(especially those that don't involve injecting anything into multiple orifices). [:0]
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« Reply #1 on: 19/03/2009 20:37:55 »
Find a steam room and throw some menthol on the steam generator. Sit out and enjoy.
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« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2009 21:28:31 »
Thanks MIL, I've noted that the pain subsides when I get steamed...
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« Reply #3 on: 20/03/2009 10:11:12 »
When I was a kiddlipop, we used to clear the airways with Hill's Balsam in steaming water in a bowl. Put your head over the bowl and a towel over your head and the bowl to trap the steam and breath deep.

Used to end up looking a boiled lobster, but it did do the trick.
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« Reply #4 on: 20/03/2009 20:23:07 »
Vick's VapoRub!

I have had a nasty chest infection (haven't gotten much work out as a result, as you may have noticed) so I have been drinking plenty of fluids and taking suphedrine (as well as an antibiotic.) The steam does help. But the camphor-enriched Vick's really does the trick. 
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« Reply #5 on: 23/03/2009 21:07:02 »
Find a steam room and throw some menthol on the steam generator. Sit out and enjoy.

Don't have a steam room, or any menthol-- so I substituted as best I could:

Found an old sneaker and figured that if the shoe stench could peel paint it should be able to loosen up a bit of sinus muck.  Forcefully inserted into the wife's best tea kettle (actually in several pieces), filled with water, then heated.

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Plan was working until distracted by a phone call.  About the time I returned to the stove, the fire alarm went off and my wife returned from town.  House still smells like burned tires (I forget- tyres [;D]).

Good news is that my sinuses cleared up (I think it was from all those tears after being beat with the kettle??). [:0]
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« Reply #6 on: 05/02/2010 22:28:26 »
This time tested, natural massage technique have been used in China for centuries to relieve and prevent sinus problems, nasal congestion and blocked, stuffy noses.

Herr's the way;

Rub your hands together to warm them up. Use the palm of one hand to rub the tip of your nose in a circular motion, 15-20 times, then another 15-20 times in the opposite direction. Do this several times a day for sinus problems, nasal congestion and stuffy nose, and regularly as a preventative.
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« Reply #7 on: 20/04/2010 01:04:16 »
See a good Bowen Therapist who will show you the pressure points to control sinus. Or google it.
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« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2014 12:27:50 »
Hi, I also have problems with sinusitis. I can recommend you a web site where you can find much useful information about sinusitis treatment.
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Hope you will cure your chronic sinusitis.

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« Reply #9 on: 06/12/2014 07:13:47 »
Hi mate,

I suffer from sinuses and i find chewing on raw garlic and ginger to help me quite a bit!
Not sure of the exact science behind it but have come across others trying this out.
Give it a go and see if it works.

Hope you get over the sinuses!

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