Sinusitis is a common condition that causes the lining of your sinuses and
nasal passages to become inflamed. It is typically caused by bacterial or viral
infection. Some symptoms include face pressure or pain, headaches, a blocked
nose and fever. There are two types of sinusitis: acute and chronic sinusitis. To
treat acute sinusitis, there are some home remedies you can try. Using a saline
nasal spray which can be bought at your local pharmacy will help clear your nose.
Sleeping with a few pillows that elevate your head well out mucus to drain and
help you breathe easier at night. To relieve your sinus headache you can
place a cold pack on your forehead.
Holding a warm moist flannel over your sinus to help relieve the pain and
pressure in your face. Some people find that neti pots help to clear your nasal
passages. It is important to use sterile water, not tap water.
This can be purchased in a pharmacy or you can boil some water and I'll allow
it to cool. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated will help thin your
mucus and treat your sinusitis.
Essential oils such as peppermint oil can help to create a sensation that your
nasal passages are opening. Make sure to take a break and get some rest to help your
body recover. Using a humidifier can help keep moisture in the air making it more
comfortable to breathe.
Unfortunately there is no single cure but there are lots of different
treatment options available to manage your chronic sinusitis. You can use a saline
nasal wash, either a spray or a douche or a neti pot to help clear
irritants and allergens. Other treatments you can speak to your doctor about include
nasal corticosteroids, oral corticosteroids, long-term antibiotics and surgery if all
other treatments fail. Please note you should visit your GP if your symptoms
are severe and painkillers are not helping or your symptoms are becoming
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