So, here's the thing ... when your cold, which you caught from your DS and or DH, is still hanging around after 10 days, consider going to the doctor. Do not keep telling all and sundry that "it's just a cold". Do not dismiss the obvious signs of an infection up your nose, Nature gives out clues for a reason. It is not normal to have a nose constantly full of green yuck, to suffer frequent, but slight, nosebleeds and it is absolutely not normal for it to hurt like hell when you blow your nose.
And the biggest thing? It is not okay to wait 5 weeks before seeing that lovely GP of yours, only for him to tell you that there is indeed a raging infection up your nose and you will now need 4 (yep, FOUR) lots of meds to get rid of it. And that the UK's leading High Street chemist will then charge you the grand total of £28.80 for providing those meds.
(On the plus side, this post will come in handy for the All About Me class, which began today over at BPS ...)