A study on Sambucol (Elderberry) found a 3-4 day difference in duration of symptoms.
Most important, stay well hydrated!
I always make miso soup when someone is sick
2 cups veg. broth
2 cups hot water
4 Tbsp. miso
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
1/2 cup diced firm tofu
3 Tbsp. thinly sliced scallion greens
1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
I have substituted onion for the scallions, and left out the mushrooms. I have also added some thinly sliced chinese cabbage, because I happened to have it.)
Pour the veg. broth and 1 cup of water into medium saucepan. In separate bowl, dissolve the miso in the remaining 1 cup water. Mix well and add to saucepan. Add the ginger root and mushrooms and heat until simmering (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in
the tofu and scallions. (If adding other veg. like onion or cabbage, you'll want to simmer until they are tender before adding tofu.)
at 7:17 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
I had horrible sinus issues when I was pregnant. I found that usuing Xclear nose spray (its drug free) and a neti pot in the shower 1 - 2 times a day worked awesome! good luck.
at 7:40 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
i have thyroid disease to i am unable to take alot of decongestents and when i was pregant it was worst. i had horrible sinus problems and would snore so loud my husband couldnt sleep in the same bed. so the only thing i could really do was saline nose spray. most of the time its more inflamation because of the increase of blood volume. but you might want to keep an eye on your blood pressure as well and eat less salt. it will help with the swelling in your nasel passages and later on your feet.
at 8:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2010
have you tried a neti pot? i have heard they are great!
at 9:09 PM on Jan. 23, 2010