How To Relieve Sinus Pressure
- Date: 2006-11-28 - Word Count: 337 Share This!
Swollen, inflamed sinuses are, to put it mildly, very uncomfortable. Sinuses get infected and inflamed through various means. Sinus infections are caused by allergies to something in the air we breath or even to the food we eat. Finding out what is causing the infection is the province of ear, nose, and throat specialists. Sometimes weather is a factor. How to get immediate relief is the subject of this article.
An almost instantaneous relief of the symptoms of sinus congestion is the use of aromatherapy. A mixture of a few drops of lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils on a tissue and sniffed sometimes offer great, immediate relief, while waiting on sinus decongestants to kick in.
Another favorite method is to inhale steam by bending over boiling water with a towel around your head to 'catch' the steam.
There are also some herbal remedies that sometimes work very well depending on the person. Some of these are: goldenseal, yarrow, garlic and elderflowers. These can be purchased at most health food stores as a tincture. There are many herbal formulas that are also available from the same source.
A good multi-vitamin/mineral supplement is also a good idea with additional vitamin C and vitamin A. See a health practitioner for other vitamin/mineral suggestions. Proper digestion and the elimination of stress(as much as possible) is also suggested.
Another thing to do is to go on a minimal liquid diet or a water fast to see if the infection is caused by something in the diet. If you get relief then you know it is something that you are ingesting. Slowly resume your normal diet by adding a few foods at a time until you find the cause or go to an allergist for him/her to find the cause.
These methods are not intended to replace normal medical care by your health care provider but to supplement their care or to provide relief until your next office visit.
I hope that one of these methods or a combination of them will provide you with a measure of relief.
William is the webmaster for several websites and blogs. His article site has more articles like this one, visit it at: http://www.uncommonreads.com
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