It’s that time of year again. Time for sinus aches and pains. If you are one of the many who agonize with your sinuses you need not suffer any longer.
Take a daily walk to help relieve sinus pain and pressure. Exercise boosts adrenaline to shrink swollen sinus membranes. A brisk 20 minute walk is all it takes, and it will be good for your heart and waistline too.
Steam is a great way to relieve pressure. People have been using steam therapy since before antibiotics were even thought of. Simply fill the sink halfway with hot water. Drap a towel over your head and lean in to breathe deeply for a few minutes.
Who would have thought a foot massage could relieve facial pain by about 50%? Massage stimulates nerve passages that boost blood and oxygen flow to the sinuses, which reduces inflammation and soothes irritated nerves. Start at the toes and continue all the way to the ankle.
Sinuses are designed to drain more than a quart of mucus each day. Antihistamines thicken mucus, making it more difficult for it to drain which can actually make sinus pain and pressure worse. Avoiding these drugs or switching to a pediatric nasal spray can help. Childrens sprays are gentler and shrink swollen tissues.
Irrigating your sinuses regularly with saline will help keep everything flowing naturally. You can buy a kit at the drugstore or make your own by mixing one cup of warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda. Squirt the solution into each nostril three times daily for best results.