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Sinusitis treatment (plus home remedies for sinusitis)

Sinusitis is a common condition that causes the lining of your sinuses and

nasal passages to become inflamed. It is typically caused by bacterial or viral

infection. Some symptoms include face pressure or pain, headaches, a blocked

nose and fever. There are two types of sinusitis: acute and chronic sinusitis. To

treat acute sinusitis, there are some home remedies you can try. Using a saline

nasal spray which can be bought at your local pharmacy will help clear your nose.

Sleeping with a few pillows that elevate your head well out mucus to drain and

help you breathe easier at night. To relieve your sinus headache you can

place a cold pack on your forehead.

Holding a warm moist flannel over your sinus to help relieve the pain and

pressure in your face. Some people find that neti pots help to clear your nasal

passages. It is important to use sterile water, not tap water.

This can be purchased in a pharmacy or you can boil some water and I'll allow

it to cool. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated will help thin your

mucus and treat your sinusitis.

Essential oils such as peppermint oil can help to create a sensation that your

nasal passages are opening. Make sure to take a break and get some rest to help your

body recover. Using a humidifier can help keep moisture in the air making it more

comfortable to breathe.

Unfortunately there is no single cure but there are lots of different

treatment options available to manage your chronic sinusitis. You can use a saline

nasal wash, either a spray or a douche or a neti pot to help clear

irritants and allergens. Other treatments you can speak to your doctor about include

nasal corticosteroids, oral corticosteroids, long-term antibiotics and surgery if all

other treatments fail. Please note you should visit your GP if your symptoms

are severe and painkillers are not helping or your symptoms are becoming

even worse. If you found this video helpful, make sure to like it and share

it with your friends and check out our other videos. To learn more about

sinusitis Dr Abby Hyams has written an in-depth guide for Medicspot. You can

find a link to the full guide in the description below.