How do you get rid of blocked sinuses?
Try these 10 natural remedies for sinus pain relief to help break the sinus pain cycle:
- Flush your nasal passages.
- Try bromelain.
- Take a steam.
- Drink up.
- Spice it up.
- Allergy-proof your home.
- Use a humidifier.
- Apply warm compresses.
Chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis can be caused by an infection, growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or by a deviated septum. Signs and symptoms may include nasal obstruction or congestion that causes difficulty breathing through your nose, and pain and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead.
- When it's blocked, it's no longer able to equalize pressure in the ear and maintain balance in your body. These middle-ear disturbances can cause symptoms of dizziness in those suffering from allergies, colds, and sinus infections. Lightheadedness may also be a symptom of allergies.
- It is uncommon for sinus pain to be the only symptom from sinusitis, but it is not unheard of. If an isolated ethmoid sinus or frontal sinus or spenoid sinus becomes obstructed or infected, it can cause pain without causing nasal congestion or drainage. One sided pain. Pain that is worse when you lean your head down
- Sinusitis can be classified as acute, meaning symptoms last less than four weeks; subacute, meaning symptoms last for four to 12 weeks; chronic, in which symptoms persist longer than 12 weeks; and recurrent acute sinusitis, in which there are four or more episodes per year.
Updated: 2nd October 2019