Wow! That kind of question can probably generate thousands of responses! Eastern or western medicine? Homeopathic? But I guess basically none of that really matters anyway cause you said you wanted basically ANY idea. You should look up apple cider vinegar to see everything that it does!! Or go to; A little left of center on facebook.com. It's in one of the albums with a lot of really bad things people do not know about what they put in their bodies. It's shocking!! Every time you blow your nose you can not breathe because you're irritating the tissue, etc inside your nose. This might seem gross but to help it run it's course quickly, do not blow your nose. Even if you have to actually hold the tissue, it works. When you are able to blow your nose, blow one nostril at a time. Blow all that crap out but not hard you'll just make it deal swell shut again. Easy. Vicks menthol on your chest helps. Good luck! Unfortunately time and waiting is the hardest thing to deal with.
saline solution,or just make it yourself with a little salt in about a tnl.spoon of warm water and close off one nosteril while you suck it up the other,then have some warm chicken noodle soup,get in a warm bed and sleep,make sure you get lot's of liquids,water pref.