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I have another head cold and the last one 3 weeks ago ended up as a sinus infection. The extra mucous is making the MS worse and I was wondering if I can take emergen C. I was wondeering if anyone else knows of anything else I can add to my diet to support my immune system. TIA
 

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My friend swears by taking elderberry syrup. It is pretty easy to make and you can buy dried elderberries online. I should get to making a batch this week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Im prone to sinus issues as well (though, *touches wood*, I havent had any too bad problems yet).<br><br>
I have hyland Sinus tablets that Ive used once so far, and my midwife deemed those safe after looking at the ingredients.<br><br>
Other than that, one of the other midwives suggested I invested in a Neti Pot...which I will try if my sinuses get bad.
 

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take a peek at <a href="http://www.nativeremedies.com" target="_blank">http://www.nativeremedies.com</a>, they have a whole line of products deemed safe during pregnancy...now i personally haven't used any while pregnant but i have while not and they work wonders when we're sick here...
 

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You can also buy elderberry syrup in several forms at a natural foods store, I know Whole Foods carries several. But don't know for certain if it's considered ok during pg. Neti pot worked wonders for me during my last pregnancy with a nasty sinus thing. Homeopathy should be fine to take, but it's very specific so hard to say which remedy. I swear by echinacea (tea or pill), and it appears to be safe for pregnancy as long as within recommended doseage....I'd still check with your midwife maybe though?
 

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I hear great things about Vitamin D3. Lots of research posted on <a href="http://www.homefirst.com" target="_blank">www.homefirst.com</a>. I am starting to take it, 2 pills (2,000 IU) per day.<br><br>
Every morning I have a serious sneezing, drippy nose attack. Allergies or sinus, I don't know but it sucks. I have the neti pot too and it works, I am just so stubborn about using it. I have a deviated septum so it takes some effort on my part.
 

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I take Garlic for warding off viruses and general good health.
 
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