I've been doing oil pulling every day for over 2 weeks now... the first time I tried it I had a lingering bit of a cold, and definitely almost threw up because halfway through my sinuses started draining into my throat all at once. VERY hard to oil pull if you can't breathe through your nose, though! Impossible, actually. Some days it makes me gag, but as long as I'm staying VERY busy while I'm doing it it's not so terrible. I haven't noticed a huge improvement, but I definitely feel better on the days I do it (today I didn't, and I am crabby) and my skin is beautiful and glowing. My teeth feel ridiculously clean since I started doing it, which really surprised me. You can oil pull with any unrefined oil. I started with a refined almond oil because i didn't read the label properly (oops!) then switched to coconut (you have to chew it to melt it... makes me gag every morning). You can try olive oil, too, it's just a stronger flavor.
Linnie- so sorry to hear about your day! That sounds... well, awful. Hot and cold compresses- yes, I've heard of it. It's supposed to be good for "drawing" a lot of toxins and moving your circulatory system as well, but I don't know how it would work with your sinuses. Vicks is worth a shot, too, for sure. Vicks in boiling water with a facial steam could work too - thats what I did as a kid, at least!