I think it is a sinus infection because everything that comes out is gross and green. However, antibiotics might not always help because it can be viral or allergy related and not bacterial, so I'm trying to avoid unnecessary antibiotics again.
Two people (who don't know each other) each suggested I put vapor rub on my FEET and cover them with thick socks. Sounds weird but what could it hurt since I'm already using vapor rub on my nose and chest. After I thought about it I remembered a massage therapist told me that in reflexology your sinuses are connected to your big toe. So maybe it is true? Anyway, I still haven't taken the Sudafed, I talked to a coworker who took it while she was pregnant and said each time she used it the baby would become really active. That scares me because once it's in my system, it's in her system and I can't take it back. I'm keeping up on the neti for now. Yesterday I used it 5 times. I still can't breathe through my nose at all, but the pressure in my head and ears have decreased enough to make me functional. I'm just dreading what sleeping will be like tonight.
I'll keep you posted on how the vapor rub on the feet work. I'm really curious.
We did that for my partner when he had an awful cough. It worked super well. Good luck! Hope you feel better soon.