why not try an electric bath? that might help!
my sinus misadventure got me thinking about other things i have tried in a moment of desperation. as a teenager in pain, i tried coca cola and aspirin and ended just being super burpy and nauseated. i also tried a handful of little blue pills a classmate stole from her sister that were supposed to be good for back pain. i took them at lunchtime and they were good for nearly getting me expelled! as an adult, i have done many things that temporarily seemed like a good idea. there was the time i put tiger balm in a pot of boiling water and inhaled deeply, hoping to ease my sore throat and stuffed nose. let's just say that a topical analgesic made with camphor and cloves should stay well away from delicate mucous membranes. and how about the time i tried a carrot juice fast and persevered far too long and ended up weak and tinted orange? not the brightest thing to do. last summer, i saw a chinese medicine doctor and i boiled up things like chicken skin, fungus and clam shells to make the worst tasting tea ever in order to try to cure my stomach pain. oh, the list goes on and on.
then there's the stuff that just hurts the pocketbook but fails to effect any physical change (good, bad or humourous): i've bought magnets and wonder pain killing cloth and expensive, odd supplements. we all have our moments of weakness, right?
what have you done in search of relief that you shake your head at and laugh?