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# 251263 15-Jun-2019 21:39
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I caught a nasty cold and it lingered for about two weeks. Now occasionally when I sniff, I get this weird sensation like when you go swimming and some water gets up your nose. I don't recall ever experiencing this before. Anyone else had this?


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  # 2259001 16-Jun-2019 06:31
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Yep.
Blocked sinuses probably.

If they stay too blocked for too long you can get a sinus infection. They are always painful and unpleasant and usually require a visit to the doctor.

Trying sniffing some boiling water with vicks or a few drops of tea tree oil. See if that helps.




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  # 2259004 16-Jun-2019 07:17
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robjg63:

Trying sniffing some boiling water with vicks or a few drops of tea tree oil. See if that helps.


The steam, they mean sniff the steam - Please don't try snorting boiling water! :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 2259005 16-Jun-2019 07:37
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If you want to snort water look up sinus rinsing.

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  # 2259006 16-Jun-2019 07:41
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Ge0rge:

The steam, they mean sniff the steam - Please don't try snorting boiling water! :D

 

And by steam, they mean condensed water vapor - Steam is invisible :D


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  # 2259026 16-Jun-2019 09:15
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If its the doctors fee just go to a chemist they might help.


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  # 2259058 16-Jun-2019 11:31
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Put head upside down ie; between your legs, hold your nose closed and blow nose gently. Release nose. Water will come out. Repeat until water stops. Happens all the time after swimming/water sports.

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  # 2259148 16-Jun-2019 17:05
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Yes - I meant steam inhalation.




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  # 2259153 16-Jun-2019 17:30
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I get sinus issues quite a lot. I find the easiest way to help get a bit of relief is a long really hot shower.

 

If I'm not feeling great I sometimes fully shut the window and door, and keep the extractor fan off, then sit in the bathroom after the shower for another 5 mins or whenever the leftover steam goes away. Don't do this too often though unless you want nasties growing on your walls and ceilings.

 

The Sudafed Sinus tablets work really well (but are somewhat expensive IMO) if it's not yet a sinus infection. If you get to that stage you'll probably need antibiotics from a doc. If you catch it early enough you may be able to avoid that. It sometimes takes several days of these at home fixes before you may notice a difference. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2259238 16-Jun-2019 19:47
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Nose cancer.

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  # 2259257 16-Jun-2019 20:31
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Im a nurse.(albeit been long time in mental health ) But 1st up id try a Nasal decongestant and see if that clears things up.





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  # 2259258 16-Jun-2019 20:52
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psychrn:

 

Im a nurse.(albeit been long time in mental health ) But 1st up id try a Nasal decongestant and see if that clears things up.

 

 

Shame you cant get decongestants that actually work anymore :(





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  # 2259263 16-Jun-2019 21:52
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Nasal rinse.  Like waterboarding yourself but it works.  





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  # 2259761 17-Jun-2019 21:31
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Ge0rge:
robjg63:

Trying sniffing some boiling water with vicks or a few drops of tea tree oil. See if that helps.


The steam, they mean sniff the steam - Please don't try snorting boiling water! :D

 

I do this too and it is effective.


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  # 2261822 21-Jun-2019 10:22
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richms:

 

psychrn:

 

Im a nurse.(albeit been long time in mental health ) But 1st up id try a Nasal decongestant and see if that clears things up.

 

 

Shame you cant get decongestants that actually work anymore :(

 

 

 

 

Otrivine Plus works every time for me.






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