Post # 1
18 wks pregnant….i kno pregnancy throws ur sinuses out of wack at times but i think i may have a sinus infection….i definitely have a sinus headache since yesterday morning, one side of my throat around my tonsil area started hurting this morning, i feel the pressure all across my face and upper cheeks down to my jaw and to my ears….but my nose isn’t stuffed up or runny….i tried a hot shower, breathing steam from bowl of water, nasal spray, tylenol….nothing’s helped….and i have a major toothache too which i read on line could be due to the sinuses….i hardly slept last night 🙁 my midwife’s office is closed today and i really wanna take something just don’t know what is safe…
Post # 3
I’ve had a major sinus headache for 2 days and finally emailed my nurse. She said unfortunately Tylenol is all they recommend. But, she said if you think it’s a legit sinus infection (vs. allergies) to go see your doctor. I think there are some antibiotics that you can take while pregnant.
Post # 4
@Candy_Nee: thank you. maybe i’ll try reaching out to my regular fam doctor…
Post # 5
I’ve had 2 sinus infections since becoming pregnant.
Both times have been prescribed antibiotics – but toughed it out and didnt take them.
My doc also advised sudafed and tylenol was safe too, but didnt take these either.
Post # 6
I did the nettipot and it really helped open things up. Look up online the list of drugs you can take. My doc said I could do tylenol or claritin.
Post # 7
Get checked out, you could alse have a dental infection giving you very similar symptoms and that requires antibiotics and possibly drainage.
Post # 8
I’m fairly certain Tylenol and Sudafed are both safe, but defintiely don’t take my word for it! I would recommend the netti pot as well, and if it helps at all, do it regularly to prevent any build up of… sinus gunk. But def make sure to use sterilized water and I’d get the kind with the powder you can mix in to the water and make it more sterile or whatever (I bought it at CVS, squeezy bottle so easier than an actual pot).
Also with sinus pressure and headaches (I get that a lot not pregnant) laying with a hot or cold towel on your forehead can help a lot too, and possible a cold towel on the back pf your neck. Try them all and see if any feel better.
Post # 9
thanks for all the suggestions everyone!….i’m still waiting to hear from my family doctor (i really need to find a new one, errrr) my coworker has a netti pot which she went and got for me to use…i’ve used it twice so far and it does seem to clear/open things but i’m still feeling sinus pressure and my toothache hasn’t gone away…i think maybe i’ll keep trying the netti pot today and if i dont feel that much better tomorrow i dont know what else i can do without hearing back from my doc :-/
Post # 10
Have you tried Sinus Buster? It’s an all-natural pepper spray type nose spray that opens up the sinuses and lets them drain. I swear by it.
You can get it at regular stores like Walgreens, etc.
Post # 11
@GroovyHippieChick: never heard of it…i tried a saline nasal spray with no luck…i’ll look for that my next trip to the store later on…thanks