Sinuses Became Blocked After Using Remedies
I've been a fan of Earth Clinic since the link was sent to me last year by a work colleague.
I have also been oil pulling (with sunflower oil) regularly since then and have seen many benefits, though I am thinking of swapping oils to something else plus my teeth are no longer whitened ...
My deep concern is my sinus are now completely blocked apart from short moments of relief and I'm desperate to know how to return them to normal?
On Thursday morning 27 Feb, I oil pulled as normal, then instead of drinking plain water after rinsing and brushing, like I normally would, I drank a cup of water with 1 teaspoon of Aspall Organic Cyder Vinegar. All was well.
On Friday morning 28 Feb, I repeated the above, but this time (after reading of its benefits on Earth Clinic), I added less than one-eighth of a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda to the vinegar and drank. Again all seemed well.
About 4 hours later, my nose began to feel stuffed. It has gotten progressively worse over the Saturday and Sunday. Almost closed up like I am suffocating. The mucous is clear, there is no pain or swelling, though I feel tired. Just severe stuffiness in between sneezing, with a small amount of drainage down the back of the throat. Its making me feel a bit panicky.
I should say, my health is okay generally. I have an okay diet, not too much junk food, veg, fruit, chicken, fish, houmous, salads, wraps, stevia, water, lots of green tea and regular oil pulling. No or hardly any artificial sweetners, no fizzy drinks, not much alcohol but I do smoke, about 8 a day. I managed to not be off sick from work all last year, which I am sure is down to the green tea and oil pulling!
I've tried sniffing vicks vapour rub and putting it under my noise, I also tried olbas oil (which only temporarily opens sinus), inhaling hot water and cyder vinegar (again temporary relief) drinking a little sea salt in water. I've flicked some of the cyder vinegar water up my nose. Plus Panadol for sinus relief. Nothing has worked.
I notice that when I went outside, to the shops, my sinuses opened up, and I sneezed only a few times, but on returning to my home (the heat?) makes my sinuses close up again.
Can you advise what might have happened to my sinuses? Did I upset the PH balance of my body/nose or something? Do I appear to have an allergy to the Bicarbonate of Soda? Its seems to work for everyone else.
What can I do to get better as soon as possible, please?
Sorry for the long email, I just wanted to go give you all the background information - thank you for your help.