Before you start trying to treat your sinus problems, it’s pertinent that you figure out why you have sinus problems.
Allergies are a fairly common reason for sinus problems.
Allergies that affect the nose, such as hay fever and indoor allergies, can cause the nasal membranes to swell, and the passages to the sinuses – hollow spaces within the bones around the nose – to become blocked.
Mucus, which typically drains from the sinuses to the nose, can’t drain. The mucus builds up and provides a fertile ground for “bugs” to grow, leading to infection. Others are more prone to sinus infections due to their anatomy, such as having narrow sinus passages.
Whatever the trigger, these five tips can help you alleviate your sinus problems.
Sinus Tip 1: Warm and cold compresses
Rotating warm and cold compresses on your sinuses should also help.
Lay back with a warm compress draped across your nose, cheeks, and forehead for three minutes.
Remove the warm compress and replace it with a cold compress for 30 seconds. Do this two to three times.