Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Strange but True

I was sidelined this weekend with an attack of allergies that turned into some serious sinus problems. One of these days I'm going to remember to start taking the Allegra before the allergies get that bad. The last time I had this a couple months ago, I spent 4 nights in a row sleeping up in the chair because my head was so congested I could hardly breath. Last night I laid down and within 5 minutes I was completely and totally stopped up. Not fun. So I consulted Dr. Google. He led me to lots of possible home remedies but the most promising was Hydrotherapy: Wet Sock Treatment (about halfway down the page). Basically you take a hot shower to get your feet all nice and warm. Then you cover your feet with a thin pair of socks that have been soaked in ice water followed by a thick, dry pair of wool socks. I figured it sounded crazy enough to work. It did! The hot shower broke up the congestion and I went to bed with the socks on my feet and the congestion didn't come back all night. Even this morning, it is still gone. Now, I don't think this would be advisable if you were pregnant. But I am a believer in the wet sock treatment. You can bet I'll be doing it again tonight!

1 comment:

Josefina said...

Well, that's a strange solution, but as long as it works, that's ok!! I'll try to remember it when spring comes to this side of the world!!