Mothering Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,388 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a sinus infection and a chest infection....feeling pretty poo at the moment<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:. About to make myself an appointment with my GP because I am having trouble breathing - I have to take short quick breaths. I am thinking they will be giving me antibiotics for this. I have not had antibiotics in years - mostly because I am allergic to a lot of them! lol... I know they are not the best thing in the world and I would seriously think twice about giving them to my son. Is there an alternative? Or just take the antibiotics? Or am I just being silly? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,295 Posts
IMO antibiotics are there for stuff like this. I don't object to them, just the over use of them. get cultures etc first to make sure its not viral, if its viral, theres nothing you can do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,933 Posts
I'm not sure if antibiotics will help, but I think your doc should give you a chest Xray or at least listen to your lungs to make sure you don't have pneumonia. I usually get an upper respiratory infection once a year that varies in severity and I swear by steam. I bet your doc says this too.<br><br>
I'm not sure if this is at all possible for you, but it works for me: lock yourself in the bathroom and take a really hot shower and inhale the steam. Or simply hold your head over a steamy pot of water (with some nice herbs thrown in, like mint), put a towel over your head to trap the steam and BREATHE. Sleep with a humidifer running in your bedroom at night.<br><br>
Good luck. Hope you feel better!
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top