Sinus pain and pressure is something that many people experience at some point in their life. The sinuses are hollow pockets found within the bones surrounding the nose that are normally filled with air and they produce mucus that is then drained into the nose. When you nose becomes swollen due to inflammation it can then block the sinuses, which is what causes the pain, congestion, cough, post nasal drip, and tooth and facial pains. These sinus problems can come and go, and can even be chronic. Some common causes of sinus pain and pressure include colds, allergies, and other nasal problems.
The additional symptoms of sinus pain and pressure include facial pain and pressure, nasal stuffiness, nasal discharge, loss of smell, and cough or congestion. There are also some additional symptoms which can include fever, bad breath, fatigue, and dental pain. If these symptoms last for eight weeks or longer then you have chronic sinus pain.
There are many different types of remedies for sinus pain and pressure, ranging from natural home remedies to prescribed antibiotics. If you want to pursue medicine to fight your sinus pain and pressure you can go to your doctor to get a prescription or you can buy medicine over the counter. The best medicine to buy would be a decongestant. When you do take medicine be sure to follow all instructions on the box or given to you by your doctor carefully.
If you do not want to take medicine there are many other options for you. One remedy is to flush your nasal passages with a saline solution using a neti pot. This will thing the mucus clogging your sinuses, which will hopefully help to flush it out of the nasal passages. Another good idea is to use steam to help moisten the sinuses. This can be done by using a vaporizer, inhaling steam from a boiling pot of water (remove the pot from the heat source first), or even taking a hot, steamy shower or bath. Eating spicy food is also another natural home remedy to open the nasal passages.
Sinus pain and pressure can really cause discomfort, so it is important that you treat the symptoms as early as you can. And if you do suffer from chronic sinus pain, then you should start looking into what is causing the sinus pain (such as allergy proofing your home). Also, remember that there are many ways to treat sinus pain, so do some research into finding the best option for you.
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