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    Default Sick & cant clear my nose - what helps?

    I have a bad cold & my nose is super congested. Fess isnt doing anything. Vicks doesnt seem to do much either.

    Its making it really hard to eat & drink cause I have to breathe through my mouth - its like breathe, take a small bite of food, chew whilst holding my breath then swallow & end up gasping for air. Its not particularly pleasant.

    No matter how much I blow my nose it just will not clear out. I think its so clogged that Fess wont even get up there, it just all comes running back out. Its driving me mad & its really unpleasant so after ideas of how to clear my nose.

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    it sounds like you have a sinus infection hun. I'd go to the dr.

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    I just use the Nyal decongestant. Apparently its safe to use during pregnancy according to the Dr. Or try vicks around your nostrils

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    Ok I assumed it was just a cold, guess I will go to the doctor.

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    Hot hot hot steamy shower and blow your nose a few times whilst in there.

    I find the hot steam always seems to loosen things up a bit in there.

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    Thanks I'll try that cause walking to the doctor will be difficult at the moment when im struggling to breathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Thanks I'll try that cause walking to the doctor will be difficult at the moment when im struggling to breathe.
    Sit in there for a while and just clear your nose periodically. It can be quite disgusting and snot will run everywhere, but hopefully you should be able to get it all out/make it stop.

    Also make sure you keep your fluids up - Drink/sip lots of water/tea/juice. Will make you feel so much better as well.
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    Yep keeping my fluids up already.

    I guess I'll have to go to the doctor but I dont want to take antibiotics. I know some are supposedly safe but id rather not risk harming my baby

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    Nasal irrigation kit from chemist.

    I get sinusitis bad when I'm pregnant, it really helps when you can't take sudafed etc

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    How does a nasal irrigation kit work? I cant use nasal sprays cause it is so clogged that they dont even go up my nose, it all just runs back out. Is a nasal irrigation kit likely to be the same?

    Made an appointment with the gp today cause im seriously starting to stress about whether the baby is getting enough oxygen. But I could only get in with a gp I hate - he has no idea, particularly about pregnancy. So most likely will just be a waste of $40

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