WHAT IS SINUS CONGESTION?
Sinus cavities are air-filled sacks on either side of the nasal cavity. When sinuses become inflamed from a cold, flu, or allergens, they create mucus. This nasal discharge fills sinuses and they become congested. This congestion can cause headaches, sinus pressure, stuffy nose, and general discomfort.1 This causes blockages, making it harder for the sinuses to drain.1
The symptoms of sinus congestion can include2:
- Thick, discolored discharge from the nose or drainage down the back of the throat
- Nasal congestion that can make breathing through your nose difficult
- Pain, tenderness, and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose, or forehead
- Reduced sense of smell and taste
How do you clear sinus congestion?
Sinus congestion can make life miserable, but there are some simple home remedies you can use to help reduce your symptoms.
Here are a few simple options that you many want to try.2
- Getting enough rest
- Staying hydrated
- Taking a hot shower
- Applying a warm compress to your face
- Using a neti pot
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1. Mayo Clinic (2016, Jul 01). Chronic Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes. Retrieved July 25, 2017, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-sinusitis/symptoms-causes/dxc-20211170
2. Mayo Clinic (2016, Jul 01). Chronic Sinusitis: Self-management. Retrieved July 25, 2017, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-sinusitis/manage/ptc-20211249
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