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How to Treat Sinus Problems at Home?

Many people suffer from sinus pain and pressure resulting in days of discomfort including painful headaches. There are several natural methods that can be followed to manage sinus pain. Today we will share powerful remedies for treating sinus pain at home.

  1. Fight indoor and outdoor allergens – Allergy proof your home and living environment as much as possible. Frequent schedule of cleaning and vacuuming carpets keep out dirt, dust or pet hairs. Stay away from pollen and any other chemical triggers outside such as smoke or air pollutants or fragrances. Consult your doctor to see whether taking allergy shots is also an option for you.
  2. Stay hydrated- Sinus pain can occur when the sinuses are not moist. One should drink plenty of non-sugary fluids to stay hydrated throughout the day.
  3. Steam Inhalation – By the same token, steam inhalation such as with a little menthol vapor in the hot shower can go a long way to keep the nasal passages moist and hydrated. This also helps to loosen up thick mucus.
  4. Turmeric root – Turmeric is not only anti-inflammatory but also act as an anti-oxidant.
  5. Ginger root – Ginger can help to loosen mucus from clogged nasal pores.
  6. Cod liver oil – Cod liver oil should be taken regularly since it has omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins A and D.
  7. Grapefruit extract- It is a natural antibiotic that can help to loosen mucus from clogged pores.
  8. Pineapple stem/core- It has a chemical called bromelain that can reduce the inflammation in the nasal passages.
  9. Apple cider vinegar – This also helps to dissolve excess mucus if taken regularly with tea or hot water.
  10. Spicy food – Spices such as horseradish, hot peppers, mustard or wasabi help to dissolve excess mucus.
  11. Dietary triggers – Avoid dietary triggers such as from excess sugar and/or gluten intake.
  12. Salt water rinse – Use a neti pot to do a regular salt and water rinse of the nasal passages.