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Sinus Pressure Again? Learn How to Get Sinus Relief

Updated on April 7, 2014

Chronic Sinus Infections - Not Fun!

If you have ever suffered with sinus infections you know the symptoms are not fun. And you have probably tried everything under the sun to give you a little relief. Many people suffer for years.

I got my first sinus infection when I was 12 years old. I thought I had a toothache but was shocked to learn that it was a Sinus infection causing all of the pain.

Every Year sometimes several times a year I would have another infection. It would start with a little congestion causing me not to be able to sleep. I would fill up as soon as my head would hit the pillow. I would have a constant headache and lived on Advil. I also was always conscious of my breath. Yes, a sinus infection can also affect your breath.

I tried everything including over the counter pills and nasal sprays which always worked at first but always made it worse in the long run. I tried hot rags or letting hot water hit my face in the shower. Again temporary relief.

I would ultimately end up at the doctors who as predicted always put me on antibiotics and steroids. It would work, until the next flair up.

Sinus Pressure is no fun!

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Sinus infection symptoms

Here are some symptoms of Sinus Infection.

  • headache
  • fever
  • stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • toothache
  • earache
  • pain in your cheeks
  • bad breath
  • post nasal drip
  • pain and pressure around the eyes


Neti Pot

Have you ever used a Neti Pot?

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A Neti Pot Helps So Much

One thing that I have found that gives me a lot of relief is using a neti pot. A neti pot is a sort of plastic pot that holds water. You fill it up with warm water and add some salt to it. then you take the spout of the pot and slowly pour the water into one of your nostrils will leaning over the sink or a bowl. The water will gently cleans and moisten your sinuses and come out of your other nostril.

I know this sounds a bit disgusting. But I promise it feels really good. And I have found that using the neti pot helps to keep my sinuses moist so I have much less nasal discharge. And I also have less allergy problems because it washes out any sort of pollen or dust-mites that are in the air and and ended up in my sinus.

Himalayan Institute Neti Pot Demo

Neti Pot Kit

Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System Starter Kit
Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System Starter Kit

If you want to try using a neti pot this kit is a good one to start with. It will give you everything you need including salt packets.



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    • D.Virtual.Doctor profile image

      Funom Theophilus Makama 

      7 years ago from Europe

      wow! Great, well informing and educating hub.


    • Teddi14 profile image


      8 years ago from Southwestern Michigan

      I have had 4 sinus surgeries since 1993. I can no longer smell. I wish I had NO sinus problems at all. I miss being able to smell and not have my face hurt all over!

    • Wendy Krick profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Krick 

      9 years ago from Maryland

      I totally can relate to that sophwall97!

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      9 years ago

      This helped me a lot cos i get really poorley due to sinisus problems. When you bend down, it feels like your brain just smacked your skull! LOL :) check me out. K? Plz x

    • Sprinkler Man profile image

      Sprinkler Man 

      9 years ago from USA

      I use colloidal silver and it gets rid of my SI pretty quick. Lots of research already done and it works well.


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