Holy Moly! Sinus pain hurts! Why? Why oh why does it hurt so bad?
According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,The sinuses are hollow pockets within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen due to inflammation, it can block the sinuses and cause pain, congestion, post-nasal drip, a cough, and tooth or facial pain. Sinusitis can be acute, lasting up to four weeks, usually after a cold, or it can be chronic, lasting for months or even years with or without symptoms. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, can also cause acute and chronic sinusitis.
1- Steam with Breath Blend by DoTerra, this felt amazing!
2- Heat compress followed by cold compress
3- Apple Cider Vinegar thins Mucus membranes, clears sinus cavities and prevents bacterial growth. Take a tablespoon 3x day.
4- Neti Pot Nasal irrigation with saline mixture dries sinus
5- Bromelain is a protein found in pineapple stems. For years, it’s been used by prize fighters to reduce swelling.
6- Spicy Foods such as ginger, cayenne peppers and horseradish clear out the nasal passages
7- Drink plenty of water!
8- Use a humidifier to soothe your nasal passages & break up mucus
9- Take antibacterial remedies such as oregano, oregon grape tincture, grape seed extract, colloidal silver
10- Homeopathic Pellets of Pulsatilla negricans, distilled from the meadow anemone, is a common homeopathic remedy for nasal congestion.
A word to the wise though, Get yourself to a doctor immediately if you have symptoms that may be a sign of a serious infection, including: Pain or swelling around your eyes: swollen forehead; severe headache; confusion; double vision or other vision changes; stiff neck; or shortness of breath.