The most common symptom of chronic sinusitis is headache.Inflammation may occur if the sinus cavity becomes irritated by the common cold or allergies.The pain of sinus is often experienced in the eyes, cheeks,ears and forehead.Home remedies are the best way to treat sinus pain before taking any medication.Also, consult your doctor before taking any self-treatment.
Home remedies for sinus pain
Steam and humidity
The steam and humidity can reduce the pain of sinus.The steam reduces the inflammation that increases the sinus pressure.Take a vessel containing hot water and place the towel over your head.Place your head over the steam for at least 5 minutes.Also, hot shower can solve this problem.The University of Maryland’s Medical Centre has suggested that inhalation of steam for 2-4 times a day reduces the sinus pain and pressure.
Nasal irrigation is the most common way to treat and prevent sinus pain and inflammation.Nasal irrigation uses the saline pump or neti pot to clean the impurities of sinus cavity.The neti pot is used to mix the saline solution which is poured into one nostril and irrigation through the sinus cavity comes out from another nostril.Also, stop the usage immediately if you experience any burning sensation and consult your doctor.
The sinus pain pressure can be reduced by applying the hot and cold compress combination.Take a old sock and fill it with rice and tie it at one end.Put the rice filled sock into the microwave and heat it for two minutes.Place the warm compress over your nose and eye area for 30 minutes while lying on your back. Replace the hot compress with the cold compress like frozen peas over your nose and eyes for at least 30 seconds.repeat the whole process 3-6 times a day.
Home remedies are helpful for relieving the sinus pain and pressure.But they don’t work the same for all people.Home remedies are intended for temporary relief if the symptoms still persist the it is better you consult your doctor and follow the prescribed medication.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”