Sinus tissues are extremely delicate like babies. If you go through sinus pressure on a daily basis, adding certain home remedies to your daily medication for the allergy or infection caused due to the swelling up of sinus might help in speeding up the recovery.
Generally Sinuses reside alongside the Mucous membrane that absorbs, extracts and excretes dirt and other particles from outside which might otherwise cause sickness or allergies by affecting and swelling up the sinuses.
Pressure around the sinuses usually start with the cheeks, nose, under the eyes, above the eyes and so on and so forth. These pressures can get excruciating when left without any treatment. While clearing the nose might help ease the situation, the relief will only last temporarily.
Here are 5 effective home remedies that you need to try out alongside your medication, if any:
Saline Nasal Spray
One of the common symptoms of sinus pressure is a blocked nose. To relieve yourself fast and easy from it, prepare a saline solution at home. You will need the following ingredients:
- 1/4 pint of sterile water
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 tsp of baking soda
While you can use your hands to cup the solution and inhale through your nose, one at a time, you can also make use of a DIY or old spray bottles at home and spray the solution into your nostrils by smoothly inserting the nozzle into your nose. Keep repeating the process two-three times a day to see immediate results.
Nose is the connecting point of all the sinuses. using steam to clear up the nasal passage is one effective and highly efficient method that you can do at the comfort of your home itself. The procedure is pretty simple.
Boil some water in a huge pot, bring it to table and lean directly above the pot and cover your head with a blanket or towel. Make sure to inhale the steam well and not let it evaporate outside.
Hydration is the key to all physical problems and health issues. Any time a person is unwell, he/she must remember to hydrate themselves. Especially in the case of sinus, keeping yourself hydrated helps in maintaining the moistness of the Mucous membrane in the sinuses and support it to function properly. Thus, switch to water, fruit juices, herbal green teas when you think you are suffering from a sinus pressure.
Acupressure, an invention of the Chinese is a method through which one eases the pain with physical pressings on particular pressure points. According to studies, applying pressure to specific pressure points in our body will help in relieving pain and illness such as cold, flu and sinus.
here’s how you massage your sinus away:
- form a cup by linking the fingers of both your hands.
- with the linked hand, apply little pressure and cradle the region (back of your head) where your neck meets the skull.
- extend your thumbs and find the dips on either side of the spine.
- Continue massaging the area in small circles using the same thumb movement.
- breathe in and out deeply, relax and do this 4-5 secs at a time.
You can also use your finger tips to massage your cheeks and nose provided that the massaging actions are firm but smooth and gentle.
Neti pots are now increasingly taken up by all those who want relief from the incessant headache of sinus pressure. People generally use neti pot to rinse off their nose and keep the mucous membrane moist. The device sports the shape of an actual pot with a long spout.
Here is how you can use a neti pot:
- wash your hands and fill the pot with clear water
- Now, tilt your head sideways while leaning onto a sink directly.
- Gently insert the spout into the highest nostril and breathe through your mouth
- Finally, pour water into your nostril and you are done.
Clear sterile water is essential here as tap water will not do the job. Alternatively, you can also boil water and let it cool. Using neti pot helps in flushing out unwanted bacteria, pollen and debris from your nostrils and relieve you from the pain of having to deal with a stuffed nose or swollen sinuses.
It is always advised to consult your doctor to begin with any remedies on your own.