Feeling a bit sick


#463

Thats enough about that. Enjoy the last few weeks


#464

Roasteritis?


#465

Head cold has set in here, not long recovered from the fucking Flu in January. Fucks sakes.


#466

Coughing up awful globs of mucus here. Chunks of stuff you could feed to a hungry dog.


#467

I fear this head cold is actually a Sinus issue.
Brown bloody snot, massive pressure around my forehead, between my eyes & nose.
Any tips for relief? Taking sudafed & just took a nasal shot in each nostril but the stuff I’m using is Sterimar which is for the child.

Anything else I should be doing?

cc @KinvarasPassion @mickee321


#468

Have you tried…


#469

Yes, brown snot & thumb but no relief.


#470

Get a humidifier


#471

Boil a kettle of water, throw a large towel over your head and put the contents of the kettle into a basin. Now immerse yourself in the steam.


#472

That sounds like an infection pal. You’ll need an antibiotic to clear it. You’ll get relief almost as soon as you start the antibiotic.


#473

That’s my fear.

I have 500mg Amoxicillin here in the House, is that a suitable Antibiotic would any of our Medical experts know?


#474

I’m pretty sure that’s the stuff I took but I can’t remember dosage


#475

Couldn’t go wrong with the amoxicillin.


#476

Thanks lads.


#477

We bought a nebulizer in Lidl a while ago. It’s the fucking bomb for clearing up any shit like that. (unless it’s a proper full on sinus infection in which case get your drugs into you).


#478

Otrivine mist (not drops) works well short term. A good share of your problem is the lining of the sinuses has swelled inwards making the job of clearing it very difficult. The otrivine rights that almost immediately giving you a good opportunity to clean them out, albeit temporarily. That where the steam really helps… a good hot shower is the job here… continuous supply of steam and keeping blasting it out all over the walls for inspection. You’ll think you’re finished and then a minute or two later there’s heaps more… that’s the steam working though…

There is a sinus specific antibiotic the name of which escapes me. If it is an infection proper, you may need it.


#479

I used to live next door to a Slovak couple who kept a curative bottle of vodka stuffed with birdseye chillis. One shot either cleared the sinuses or provided a very potent distraction.


#480

It’s a broad spectrum one so should help. Get a nasocleanse on amazon and start three times a week washing out the sinuses

You could make a salt solution now by boiling kettle and letting it cool a bit, put into a large cup add couple teaspoons of salt and some baking soda, lean your head over sink and pour it up your nose or use a calpol dosed to squirt it up


#481

I have the flu, I feel like shit, theres a river running through my nose, I’m sneezing every minute and I’m about to go into a meeting with a very pissed off client who’s been assigned to me as I have to smooth things over. I just want to go home to bed.


#482

Chilli fix above. Promise