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    Help! What's the best thing to take for blocked sinus??

    I have never had a sinus problem before, but for the last month or so, my nose has been blocked on one side and when I blow my nose it makes no difference and remains feeling like it needs blowing! So annoying.
    Can anyone recommend a remedy I can buy over the counter?...

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    Sudafed works great you can buy it in tesco, not even at the pharmacy. Take regular doses for a few days,it works great.

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    sueelkins;1804020

    Sudafed works great you can buy it in tesco, not even at the pharmacy. … Sudafed works great you can buy it in tesco, not even at the pharmacy. Take regular doses for a few days,it works great.



    Thanks! I must admit though I took Sudafed a while ago to dry up a runny nose and it did nothing for me at all. Hopefully the sinus version will work though.

    sudafed makes you tired and drowsy and is dangerous so be careful

    i dont think sudofed will help. have a hot bath, and if you cant feel a difference, go see a doctor.

    ryouga;1804033

    sudafed makes you tired and drowsy and is dangerous so be careful



    i have taken it to help clear my sinuses when my hayfever gets bad and it never makes me drowsy.

    Vicks sinex nasal spray! always worked for me, an ex-boxer!

    Vicks nasal spray (not the solid stick). Squirt this up your nose and it should partially clear enough for you to sniff some more which should do the trick.

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    shanecr;1804035

    i dont think sudofed will help. have a hot bath, and if you cant feel a … i dont think sudofed will help. have a hot bath, and if you cant feel a difference, go see a doctor.



    Thanks for the advice. I just can't be bothered to go to the doctors! How ridiculous is that! Will go though if it doesn't improve quickly!

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    FirestarterPro;1804041

    Vicks sinex nasal spray! always worked for me, an ex-boxer!



    Do boxers suffer with blocked sinus?? Thanks, will look out for that one:thumbsup:

    I had the same problem for a few months! I was terrible, went to the doctor he gave me some decongestions, but eventually gave me anti biotics as it was a damn infection! There's this nasal spray that is ideal for what your going through, forgot what it's called but it comes in a small white bottle with a blue label, the chemist do it and they'll advise you that you shouldn't use it for more than 7 days.

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    momagic;1804089

    I had the same problem for a few months! I was terrible, went to the … I had the same problem for a few months! I was terrible, went to the doctor he gave me some decongestions, but eventually gave me anti biotics as it was a damn infection! There's this nasal spray that is ideal for what your going through, forgot what it's called but it comes in a small white bottle with a blue label, the chemist do it and they'll advise you that you shouldn't use it for more than 7 days.



    Thanks:thumbsup: off to the pharmacist tommorrow..

    Sash6304;1804051

    Do boxers suffer with blocked sinus?? Thanks, will look out for that … Do boxers suffer with blocked sinus?? Thanks, will look out for that one:thumbsup:



    That boxer does!!!

    2nd class return to dottingham please!!! TUNES

    I use Sudafed nasal spray = always works for me (but then i'm not a boxer)

    As a regular sinus problem sufferer i would recommend the vicks sinus spray that as previously been mentioned.

    Also good is putting some normal vicks or about 8 to 10 drops of olbas oil into a hot bowl of water, leaning over it and covering your head and the bowl with a towel then inhale.

    Drink plenty of water, and fluids this helps thin down sinus mucus.

    If it gets worse and developes into a thick green/brown/yellow mucus with pains in your head and cheekbones then it as gone to sinusitis and this means a trip to the docs for antibiotics.

    Regards

    Roy

    P.s

    If you are feeling daring place a spoon of english or French mustard in your mouth and hold it there. No joke this was recommended to me by a scuba diver friend, and it does work.

    i think the spray momagic mentions is bocanase - it is very good

    I suffer with my sinuses and am going to try hopi ear candles, supposed to clear out your sinuses. A lot of spa type places do it

    i take dreadful headaches when i have a cold because my sinus gets blocked so i tale lemsip max sinus capsules and they work great after a day or 2 im fine

    Beconase is quite good but also nasonex is good depending how bad you have got it.I have suffered with sinusitis now for around twenty years,had three operations and still not better.I currently use nasonex constantly which helps but if you get severe headaches you may need to see your G.P.

    Myself and other members of my family all use Sterimar which is a sea salt water spray, it's really good and contains no nasty chemicals, just sea water
    Product info on this site optionsmedical.com/ste…htm
    You can get it from Boots for £5.99, each bottle contains around 300 doses so it will last ages, hope it helps

    ryouga;1804033

    sudafed makes you tired and drowsy and is dangerous so be careful



    There is a none-drowsy one you can buy.

    Also available which is very good is neil med sinus rinse which is available from boots.I use this daily and it stops you getting colds so often as well.:thumbsup:
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