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Solutions to help with Sinus & Allergies

Updated on September 8, 2014


There is nothing quite like the agonizing headaches that come with sinusitis. The pain between the eyes, and behind the eye sockets, facial pain and pressure, and pain at the base of your skull. Mucus production increases as does blocked passageways and these are just some of the complications that go along with sinus problems, indoor and outdoor allergies, rhinitis, hay fever, and the common cold. It can cause anything from nasal drainage to cough and congestion. Nasal passages become blocked with pain and pressure and that is where infection takes up residence. The main function of our sinuses is nasal secretion. However, there are solutions to your pain.

Before I give you any suggestions, Please discuss with your doctor what the best solutions are for you. Ask him if it is safe for you to Irrigate your sinuses, or if he/she has another solution. Always follow the advise of your physician verses any self-help measures.

Having said that, One of the best solutions is an ancient remedy, and that would be nasal irrigation. This exercise has been known to help flush out excess mucus or debris in the nose, and can help alleviate symptoms. Please at all cost avoid tap water. Please be sure to use filtered water. In general though, it is an important and inexpensive process to use when the seasons change.

Let’s discuss a few options. The foremost is irrigating your sinus passages.

You can use a Neti Pot, and this allows the water to run through one nostril and out the other. A Nettipot can be made of metal, glass, plastic, or ceramic materials.

You can pinch off one nostril at a time, allowing the water to go up into one nostril, and allowing it to drain back out the same side.

Let me say once again, please use filtered water, you do not want to use tap or contaminated water, it is not safe, and may matters worse. Let’s get started.

Mix together a pinch of non-iodized salt, filtered water, and a pinch of baking soda. That is all you need for the procedure.

Irrigating with a pinched nose.

  1. With a pinched nose method, watch this video below:

Irrigating with the Net pot

Suggested Solutions

Other ways to find relief.

  1. Warm compresses can be applied to the face to reduce the swelling and help allow air to pass through.

  2. Honey is very effective in killing bacteria in all its forms, especially chronic rhino sinusitis. Raw honey is the best source. However avoid using the processed or refined honey generally found in the supermarket. “USA Grade A Honey. It contains high fructose corn syrup, flavored, and colored, honey, which has been noted to cause infections. Due to its pH and lack of naturally occurring enzymatic, antibacterial or anti-microbial characteristics, this type of honey can do more harm than good. One of the best sources made in New Zealand, see belowl.

  3. Consume a good quality fish oil, high in omega-3 fats DHA and EPA

  4. Avoid eating grains or sugar.

  5. When possible, get regular exercise and get a sufficient amount of sleep.

  6. Eat coconut, use coconut oil in your daily regime. Find a company that uses fresh coconut, or use organic.


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