It is hard to tell which is worse a stopped up nose, or a runny nose, both can make you feel miserable. If you are like me, then you will be searching for ways to get sinus relief. Here are some tips to help with sinus pain.
High dose of vitamin c when symptoms first start. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It helps your immune system build-up to be able to help fight off symptoms.
Saline drops help keep nasal passages from getting dry. To make a sinus rinse solution, follow these steps:
mix 3 tsp of salt into 1 cup of warm water and stir until the salt has dissolved
Using a syringe, squeeze the solution into the right then the left nostril. Keep the head over a sink or bath, as the solution will come out of the nostrils.
Steam Inhalation is another well-known home remedy, Instructions are pouring boiling water into a big bowl, carefully lean head over the bowl, just enough to be able to feel the steam on your face for 15-20 minutes as needed. The main benefit of breathing in moist, warm steam is that may help ease feelings of irritation and swollen blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Acupressure for Opening Sinus Airways
Place index fingers on the indentations next to nostrils and gently apply pressure and pull away from the nose. Do this for 30 seconds or so and feel your sinuses open.
Drinking plenty of liquids,
Drinking plenty of water. Water helps relieve sinus headaches. Also, water helps to stay hydrated. You can ease most minor symptoms of chronic sinus infections by drinking plenty of clean, purified water. Hot liquids and other hydrating fluids can help thin out the mucus and help keep it loose.
An infection may have developed when symptoms have lasted more than 10 days, or If symptoms improve but come back within 7 days. So it is advised to be seen by your Health Care Provider. Call your physician immediately if you start having any of the following symptoms,
A persistent fever higher than 102 degrees F (normal sinus infection fevers are at least 100.4 degrees F)
Changes in vision, including double vision
Symptoms that are not relieved with over-the-counter medicines
Multiple infections within the past year
Sudden, severe pain in the face or head
Swelling or redness around the eyes