Common household remedies request
My periodic right-side sinus infection has returned, so no, it wasn't infection from my rotting tooth going up, since I had the tooth yanked, but some bug from my sinuses coming down. Which I guess you would expect, given gravity.
Anyhow, I dug out an old neti pot, cleaned it thoroughly, and performed the unpleasantry of flushing out my sinuses. Now that side of my face doesn't actually ache, and my gums don't hurt, which is a win, but I still woke up with the headache I've been waking up with for the past week, and a skullful of mucus. Readers, help!
Not that this is the world's biggest medical problem, but sweet Jeebus, is it annoying. And it makes me less productive and sucks my energy. I feel like staying in bed instead of getting up and blogging.
Also, on a hunch, I googled "my ears are ringing" + sinus, and found a hit! And to think I thought the ringing was caused by increased stress (true, very true) on returning to Maine from Thailand. So getting rid of my
So, suggestions? Herbs? Teas? Can't go to the doctor for anti-biotics!
NOTE Also, in Bangkok I drank much more water than I did here. I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it.