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Sinus headache: symptoms and treatment in the best way


 Sinus headache

Many people suffer from sinus diseases, which cause many symptoms such as headache, stuffy nose, pressure in the ears and pain in the upper teeth.

Sinus headache: symptoms and treatment in the best way
Sinus headache: symptoms and treatment in the best way

Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinus passages that occur after exposure to a viral, bacterial, or allergen infection.

The accumulation of nasal mucus increases pressure on the head and causes headaches and clogged ears, so it is important to follow some methods at home to get rid of mucus and thus get rid of headache pain.

The symptoms of sinusitis are similar to the common cold, but the difference between them is that the symptoms of sinusitis persist for a long period of up to ten days, while the case of chronic inflammation extends for a longer period of up to 12 weeks.

The pain you feel can be great, you can't open your eyes, they are swollen and they may come down with a yellow substance that you see when you wake up, and you feel like there is something annoying in your throat.

And your nose is either blocked and suffocated, or like an open tap you can't turn it off.

You feel like someone is hitting your head with a hammer!.

These uncomfortable symptoms usually improve after taking antibiotics, but in some people the symptoms do not go away or are very slow.

In this case, natural and herbal remedies may help to speed up treatment and relieve symptoms, and this is what we offer to patients with sinusitis in this article.

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Treating sinus headaches and other symptoms at home

  • water

It seems that drinking water helps treat many diseases, and in this case, drinking water can relieve the symptoms of inflammation, because it expels viruses and bacteria from the body.

To benefit more from the benefits of water, start your day by drinking two glasses of lukewarm water that tends to be hot on an empty stomach, and you should also drink large quantities during the day, equivalent to at least 8 glasses per day.

You can divide the amount by drinking one glass of water every two hours.

  • Eat foods that have anti-inflammatory properties

To help your body fight disease, it is recommended to introduce foods that contain anti-inflammatory properties to your food, such as: garlic, onions.

  • Moisturizing

Moisturizing your sinuses helps relieve the pressure you feel. Follow these methods to feel better:

  1. At night and at bedtime, use a humidifier in the bedroom. This helps relieve a stuffy nose.
  2. Use a nasal spray during the day and before bed, to help you breathe better, and this spray consists of a medicinal saline solution that relieves you of pressure or congestion that you feel. Get it from the pharmacy and use it several times a day and before sleep.
  3. Exposing the sinuses to steam, by taking a hot bath and inhaling steam, also to increase the benefit, 
  4. Boil water and put a towel on your head, cover the hot pot and close your eyes, then bring your nose close to inhaling its steam for ten minutes or until the water cools, taking care not to touch the nose and face to the hot water.

  • Cleaning the sinuses with oil

Have you ever heard of eucalyptus oil?

If you have not heard of it before, you should look for it, as it is an oil that has a great effectiveness in opening the sinuses, and helps you recover from inflammation as soon as possible.

the use:

  • Beware of taking it, as it is intended for treatment from abroad.
  • Apply it on the chest before going to sleep.
  • Or you can put a little of it in boiling water and inhale its steam.
  • It is also possible to rub the roof of the mouth with a little olive oil and then drink a glass of lukewarm water.

  • warm compresses

It is good to use warm compresses, as they help relieve the pain of sinusitis and help open the blockage, Put a washcloth in warm, hot water on your face. It helps relieve headaches, eyes, and noses.

  • deep inhale

Inhale deeply to ensure that the water reaches the inside and cleans the nose of secretions, thus reducing pressure and headache.

  • head up

Try to keep your head raised when sleeping using another pillow, and do not sleep with your head equal to the position of your body, when raising the head prevents mucus from returning and accumulating inside and this increases pressure on the head.

  • Spicy herbs and foods

Eating hot foods with hot spices and herbs, such as red and black peppers, and ginger, stimulates the mucus to come out.

  • Irrigation of the nose using a retinal pot

Many people find relief after using this method, which is distilled water mixed with salt, which is placed in a container called a reti pot, People who suffer from a big stuffy nose can use it as it helps in better mucus removal, thus opening the sinuses and treating headaches.

How to use:

  • Stand at the pelvis in a reclining position.
  • Insert the solution through one nostril, making sure it comes out of the other nostril without going into the throat.
  • Open your mouth and breathe from it, not through your nose.

(The image below shows you how)

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Tips to treat sinusitis headaches

  • Drink more fluids such as water and hot drinks.
  • Take vitamin C, it helps your body heal.
  • Stay away from smoking or people who smoke.
  • Try not to come into contact with people who have a cold or the flu, especially if you have allergies or asthma.
  • If you suffer from allergic sinusitis, stay away from its triggers as much as possible, such as pet dander, dust and other causes.
  • (Allergens can be identified and treated more comprehensively by clicking here).
  • Take painkillers that do not need a prescription.
  • Add to your herbal treatment, as it is considered an alternative supplement to the treatment that can be drunk as a soak or added to food, including:
  • Chamomile.
  • Green tea.
  • basil.
  • mint.
  • Turmeric and ginger.
  • Onions and radishes.

Symptoms of acute sinusitis

  • Cough.
  • Loss of sense of smell.
  • Fever.
  • Bad breath.
  • Facial pressure and pain.
  • Toothache.
  • stuffy nose, or a thick runny nose.
  • Fatigue and exhaustion.
  • Nasal secretions are thick and yellow or green.

Symptoms of chronic sinusitis

  • a headache.
  • Runny nose.
  • Fever.
  • Bad breath.
  • Toothache.
  • Feeling of pressure in the face.
  • Exhaustion.

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