i'm afraid of the neti pot.
what other vitamins should i take? someone suggested zinc and garlic...i can't take echinacea because i am multiple sclerosis.
do you think some sinus or throat infection require antibiotics?
You might also try gargling with salt water. When I have a drip I can get a really sore throat from mucus that hangs out in the back of my throat. The only way I get this nasty stuff out (which is usually hard and bloody...EWWW!) is by gargling with warm salt water.
You might need an antibiotic, but I really have no idea. Whether or not you do these 2 things can give you some immediate temporary relief. When things are bad for me I will gargle and use the neti pot 3 times a day.
I'd focus on gut healing.
Antibiotics are NOT indicated or effective for fungal infections. Basically, antibiotics damage the integrity of the immune system and cause gut microflora balance. I would work at healing the gut and strengthening the immune system. Where to start? Help 101
Your body is healing itself from an infectious exposure. Takes about a week to 10 days. Zinc, magnesium, vit C, folate. Avoid sugar, dairy and gluten.
I would do natural antifungals, antibacterials, antiparasitic, antimicrobials foods and spices in our diet and then whole food probiotics. Epsom salt baths to support detox pathways.
Caution: not all the natural antimicrobials are appropriate for pregnant or nursing mothers!!
Try The Master Tonic! It'll about cure anything from 10ft away.
Do you have/had mercury fillings in your teeth?
Do you consume dairy?
Both contribute to inflammatory processes and impaired gut health.
Stop all dairy and wheat for 2 weeks. I'll bet that helps. If so, don't resume them.
Also, I have cured many sinus infections w/garlic. Seriously. I take 1 or 2 cloves every 1 to 2 hours during the day. It has totally saved me from nasty antibiotics.
FWIW, last week I just got over the bug you describe. Dh came home from work w/it the week before and then got me sick. He went the commercial drug route and I went the natural route. I was not sick nearly as long or as badly as he was. Coincidence? Maybe, but he also ended up on an antibiotic (he's still on it now actually). Also, eat a lot of veggies that contain vit a as it helps the body fight infection. Consider taking a good cod liver oil daily. I have not taken the Master Tonic, , but I would if the acv and garlic didn't help.
All natural sahm to dd1(12yo) and dd2(6yo). Married 16 years.
Time for the Master Tonic!
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.