Throat infection, head cold and Blocked Sinus!! How can I make it go away

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  1. ClaireBear79

    ClaireBear79 Expecting No.1

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    Oh Guys I feel so sick, I have Pharingitis (inflamation of the Pharynx) a head cold with headaches and a Sinus Infection!!
    I REALLY don't wanna take an antibiotic or Paracetemol because I don't want any harm to come to baby!!
    I have been taking Hot water with Manuka Honey, Oj, and staying in bed but it's been going on 4 days now and I'm fed up!!
    Has ANYONE got any remedies that'll help, I feel so fed up!!!

    Claire xxxxxxx
     
  2. KahluaCupcake

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    Before 12 weeks, you really can't. I was quite sick with just about the same a couple weeks ago. Lots of clear broth or chicken noodles soup, Orange juice, water, and rest. Lots of rest. Sleep whenever you can. I was sick for 5 days, with it peaking around days 2-4. The only medication you can take is plain, regular tylenol.
    Just take care of yourself as best you can. Take a hot shower or put your head over steam with a towel to give yourself some relief from sinus pressure.
    You'll get through it. <3
     
  3. AlvysGrl

    AlvysGrl Well-Known Member

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    Try a netti pot and garbled warm salt water as well...sorry ur feeling so sick:( feel better soon!
     
  4. alaskagrown

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    I second the netti pot!
     
  5. ClaireBear79

    ClaireBear79 Expecting No.1

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    I have NO IDEA what a Netti Pot is!!!! I guess it's not available in Ireland!
    I've gone off all my food, more so cos I can't taste it and I just feel so shit. My head is pounding, Nose is blocked them runny, I'm sneezing, coughing and I can't even sleep and believe me ALL i wanna do is SLEEP!!! :sleep:

    DAY 4 ON THE COUCH AND I'M GOING INSANE!!!! :wacko:

    Any more Help????

    Claire xxxxxxxxx
     
  6. HLanders

    HLanders Mom of twin girls

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    A netti pot is a little pot that drains salt water into your sinus'... it goes in one nostril and out the other. If it's not available I'd recommend sitting in a hot shower and breathing in the steam or putting your face over a steaming pot of water (not boiling!). Salt water nasal spray following the steam, and hopefully they will help clear out your sinus'.

    I'm just getting over a sinus infection and I'm only 4 weeks today. I couldn't breathe through my nose at all Friday night, and every time I swallowed it would put more pressure in my sinus' and I wanted to cry!

    Sorry you feel awful, and hope you get some relief!!!
     
  7. julybabe84

    julybabe84 Mum of 3 boys & 1 girl

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    Antibiotics wont harm your baby. I was on antibiotics in very early pregnancy with 2nd son for tonsilitis and sinusitis the doctor wouldn't prescribe it if it was unsafe. Also in my first pregnancy I developed a kidney infection and was prescribed antibiotics for that. Both boys were big healthy bruisers at birth.
     

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