Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Non-Medicinal Treatments for Sinusitis

Steamy Showers

A hot steamy shower loosens the mucus in your nose and sinuses. The heat and moisture from the shower makes it easier to remove more mucus per blow. You can completely clear congestion by blowing your nose in the shower. Gross, I know but it stops the congestion, coughing and runny nose. The heat also relieves swelling in the sinuses.


Many of the poses, specifically inversion poses help to relieve sinus pressure. The controlled breathing helps to strengthen your lungs making your coughs more productive. Yoga improves digestion and relieves stress which are triggers for the allergies that lead to sinusitis.

Cameo Apples

Cameo apples help with bleeding gums but they also help with sinusitis. Of all the apples it seems to make the largest impact in combating sinusitis. Perhaps it is the vitamin C which also helps in combating sinusitis.


A single cup of regular, black coffee can help with your nasal allergies before they lead to the sinusitis. If you must have cream, use non-dairy.

Blow your nose

Don't suck in when you should blow out the virus or bacteria that is causing your sinus inflammation. If you find yourself sniffling, blow your nose. If you find yourself coughing, you have post-nasal drip. Drink water and blow your nose.

Hay fever is no fun, it's worse when you don't have health insurance. When all else fails talk to the nearest pharmacist about an over the counter remedy.

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