I have tried various nasal sprays, menthol inhalations, cold remedies etc. to no effect. This morning, in desperation, I raided my medicine box and found some old* Piriton allergy tablets. Finally they seem to have beaten those damned histamines into submission. The tap has temporarily been turned off. Unfortunately I shall have to forgo my Saturday whisky if I wish to stay conscious this evening. In the meantime I have sent Paul out for emergency supplies of soft tissues and oranges.
Hopefully it will not develop into an infection. Years ago I had a really nasty sinus infection and my doctor prescribed antibiotics. I picked up the prescription on my way to work and quickly swallowed the first dose. About half an hour later, as I was walking along the plushly carpeted corridor of the hallowed executive suite where the company directors dwelt, I suddenly felt extraordinarily nauseous. With no time to head for the cloakroom I ran past some astonished secretaries and ducked into the HR director’s office (fortuitously empty) where I was gloriously sick in the waste paper bin. The tablets should not have been taken on an empty stomach. Funny the things you remember.
* Expiry date November 2007
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