I remember when I used to breathe. It was nice.
So I've had a chronic sinus issue, which flared up this past Wednesday. I felt almost flu-like with a headache and a low-grade fever so I threw several home remedies at it(which I should have been doing all along). Felt much better, so I tried to keep up with it in the hopes of finally kicking this. I've been drinking lots of herbal teas, like ginger, licorice/mint, and goldenrod/mint. Also I have been eating lots of ginger, garlic, and cayenne, and using my neti pot. The next two days I woke up with a sore throat and drainage, but no headache or fever, so I hoped it just meant that my sinuses were finally draining. Last night I went out to eat with a friend and had entirely too much sugar and dairy. I lets myself get dehydrated this morning, and I have gone steadily down hill all day. By late afternoon I had a higher fever than the other day. Frankly I don't care so much about the fever, its that my congestion is ten times worse. I think its really inflamed up my nostrils, because even when its seems that there is little mucous I can't breathe through them. I want to lay down but I'm having some trouble breathing even sitting up. I don't think I have pneumonia or anything; its just that I rarely breathe through my mouth, so having to do it constantly is a struggle. I am well aquainted with congestion, and this may be the worst I've had. Obviously I'm not short for words at least.
So after all that bellyaching, here is my question. What would you do about inflammation/congestion? I have already today 1. used my neti pot 2. drunk teas, broths, and soups multitudinous 3. took a shower and used rosalina oil 4. took a hot bath with peppermint and eucalyptus 5. steamed with peppermint oil and hot water 6. ate raw garlic, ginger, and cayenne
In other words, sorry for being such a millennial, but I have done all.. the...things. I feel like the hungry, hungry caterpillar, except I'm the stuffy, stuffy caterpillar "She drank ginger tea, but she was still stuffy. She breathed in peppermint EO, but she was stilll stuffy."
Please save the caterpillar.