Tips to Relieve Your Sinus Pain

sinusMillions of Americans suffer from sinus pain, often described as facial pain and pressure over their nose, under their eyes and into their cheeks. If you experience the facial pressure and pain associated with sinusitis, there are a few home remedies to relieve the discomfort.

At-Home Treatments For Sinusitis:
• Saline nasal sprays that moisturize the nasal cavity, reduce dryness, and help clear thick or crusty mucus
• Humidification (moisturizing the air) of living spaces in dry climates will aid the movement of mucus through the sinuses

What Are The Various Types Of Sinusitis?

Acute Sinusitis
This is of sudden onset and presents as a cold with runny nose, facial pain, stuffiness, and congestion. This does not go away after a couple of weeks but usually lasts less than four weeks.

Sub Acute Sinusitis
This type of inflammation is still acute, but lasting more than four to eight weeks.

Chronic Sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis symptoms last for more than three months. They are often less severe. Chronic sinusitis most commonly occurs alongside persistent allergies or structural nasal problems.

Recurrent Sinusitis
This refers to several sinusitis attacks within a year, and the sinuses treatment vary depending on the severity of the symptoms, but they generally are the same as chronic sinusitis.

Symptoms Of Sinusitis:
• Symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more
facial pressure or pain
• Nasal discharge that is yellow or green
• Post-nasal drip
• Cough

What If Sinusitis Symptoms Get Worse?
The home remedies above can help with minor sinusitis problems. However, if sinusitis pressure and symptoms continue to worsen, it is important to see your physician for treatment. Some treatment options from your ENT include:
• Decongestants
• Antibiotics
• Surgery

Contact Us
If you develop a sinus infection, begin treatment right away to reduce complications. For more information, contact Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield today at 203-259-4700.

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