Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just say Bahhhh to colds

This won't be a long post. I have several funny things to write about when my head is a little less stuffy, but for tonight I simply want to share my brief thoughts on head colds.

Why in the world does your nose run, while your head feels all stuffed up? I sometimes think that for a nose which won't stop running and a head that can't seem to get the congested pressure out, that it is ironic that we take decongestants for it, which only seem to make my nose run more.

So, anyone with a brilliant idea on how to decrease the sinus pressure? I have tried steam in the bathroom, and benadryl and nasal sprays. I am sure there must be a way to get the pressure to go away, but I am not sure what.


Dorothy said...

Even when I have a cold, I ALWAYS feel better when I go outside for a walk. Must have something to do with getting the circulation moving quickly! Also, you are staying away from dairy aren't you? It's not good when there's congestion. Good luck!

Kathy Haynie said...

Hot honey-lemon tea sometimes helps a little.
8 oz hot water
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. honey

teenytech said...

If you want day relief Nasal Sprays work wonders.

The Wades said...

I feel your pain right now...since I too am going through a sinus headache. :-( My favorite thing is to put a hot washcloth across my head or nose and sometimes that helps me.. :-) feel better! Love you

Mindy said...

Not many people follow through with it, but the ones that do, swear by it: Nasal Irrigation. They sell kits over the counter but all you really need is a bulb syringe and warm water. Plug one side of your nose while you syringe the other. Flush each side about 5 times and repeat this 2 times a day. I hope you feel better.

JuliaKoponick said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I had the honey-lemon tea this morning, and used my nasal spray twice today.

I have heard about nasal irrigation, but haven't been that brave yet. I want to talk to my allergy specialist when I see him next month, to see what he thinks about it.

Hillary said...

Dr. Oz says the nasal irrigation is so great. I'm not that brave either... but if you're desperate! :) Feel better soon!