How To Relieve Sinus Pressure

Sinus pressure
When you've got sinus pressure, your world comes to a standstill. You can't focus on work or family because your sinuses are demanding attention. If you need to get rid of your sinus pressure fast so that you can get back to your life, follow these tips for relieving sinus pressure.

Step 1

Use a steamer. If you have a steamer or know someone else who does, use this to relieve your sinus pressure. (You can even just put your face above boiling water.) Inhaling steam loosens ups your sinuses, so make sure the water is nice and hot. An alternative to inhaling steam is using a hot, hot towel over your nose and airways. Don't burn yourself, but keep your towel hot so that you're always inhaling hot vapors. Improve the success of this method by mixing in a little Vicks Vapor Rub in with the water.

You might also consider using a humidifier in your room to relieve your sinus pressure. Increased moisture in your nose and sinuses will relieve pressure. Leave the humidifier on at night and you'll wake up feeling much clearer.

Step 2

Treat yourself to a steam shower. Similar to using a steamer or a hot towel, a hot shower or a sauna also helps with relieving sinus pressure. Your sinuses will loosen and drain after a few minutes in a steamy shower or sauna and your headache should go away. (Remember to blow your nose often during this process to help clear your blocked nasal passages.)

Step 3

Drink more. Relieving your sinus pressure may be as easy as stepping up your fluid intake. Recommended fluid intake for a healthy person is 6-8 glasses a day. But to relieve your sinus pressure, increase your fluid intake by 2 or 3 glasses a day. Keep a glass of water with you at all times. It will help your body to fight off infections and it will flush out your sinuses.

Step 4

Use nasal spray. If you need a quick solution to relieve your sinus pressure, buy some over-the-counter nasal sprays. You don't even need to visit your doctor for a prescription, as many nasal sprays exist that can clear your sinuses. Follow the directions on the bottle closely, and don't use too much. (This will harm your sinuses and delay the healing process.) Nasal sprays constrict blood vessels and get rid of sinus pressure and congestion, so they're a great way to help with relieving sinus pressure.


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