Some people have chronic sinusitis while others suffer sinus problems from time to time especially when they have had a cold or flu they will all tell you that it is a painful condition. What are some of the common sinus problems treatments?
The first thing that you should do is to get an over the counter pain reliever. Sinus headaches are quite painful and they will keep you from doing much. Work on getting rid of the headache and then you can work on the clearing the sinuses.
Apple cider vinegar is a great home treatment. Mix a little of it in warm water and sip it continuously. If you are a chronic sufferer, this is a great treatment if you use it every day.
Hydrogen peroxide is great for sinuses too. Use only the food grade version. Dilute as directed and then using a dropper, put a few drops in each nostril while lying on your back. You will feel a sizzling sensation that’s the peroxide at work. Wait a minute, more if you can then blow it all out. It will come away with whatever gunk was in your nostrils and the relief is almost always immediate.
If you cannot get food grade hydrogen peroxide, use a saline rinse. This is simply salt dissolved in water. You can buy it at your local pharmacy. Let them know what you need it for so that they can give you the right brand.
If your sinus problems are triggered by allergies, deal with whatever is causing your allergic reactions. Always have an antihistamine with you.
Hot compresses will sometimes work apply them to the bridge of your nose and see if you get unblocked and if your headache subsides.
If you are prescribed antibiotics, it does not matter if you start to feel better the moment you take them; you must finish the prescribed course always.
Keep away from milk and yoghurt and load up on water or thin, clear juices, like apple juice. It helps your system to flush out mucus.
If you seem to suffer sinus problems all the time, it is highly likely that you have an infection or that you may be developing another problem and the sinuses are just a symptom. You must see your doctor. He will take an x-ray to know exactly what is causing the blockage in your nostrils and he will issue you with right medication.
If you smoke and have sinus problems, you should quit smoking immediately. Alternatively, you may try e-cigarette – cigarette électronique like our French speaking neighbors like to call it – a little while before you completely quit smoking. If you are worried to gain weight because you quit smoking, you should consider doing (more) physical exercise or taking weight loss supplements like garcinia cambogia.