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I am taking otc sinus pills and netti pot for sinus problem

sinus problem clogged up 1 week puffy eye same side and bright light bother my left eye have been taking otc sinus pills and netti pot what else please help thanks .
Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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have steam with euclyptus leaves boiled in it. add turmeric to your milk and boil it take it hot. avoid coldthings and exposure to cold
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Hi,michael,you seems to have infection related to upper respiratory tract.Please avoid taking cold liquids and fried foods.Take light diet,more liquids,hot ones are better.OTC drugs helps to a certain extent,beyond certain days you need to see your doctor if not getting help from it.take care
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