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Treating Your Sinus - Sinus Relief

Updated on September 23, 2014

Sinus Pressure Relief

I live in Maryland and it seems like everyone I talk to has been having problems with their sinus including me. This is one of the worst seasons yet for allergies and sinus problems.

So I went out and did lots of research on what works (other than taking over the counter decongestants or nasal spray) and am posting it all here in order to help you too. So have a look around and please feel free to add your home remedies to this list.


Himalayan Institute Original Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleaning System

Dr Oz Sinus Remedy | Dr Oz Sinus Infection

I saw Dr. Oz on the Oprah show a while back and he suggested using the Neti Pot to Clean your sinus. He said cleaning your sinus is just as normal and natural as brushing your teeth.

Dr. Oz says that cleaning your sinus daily will give you relief for your sinus problems and often chronic sinus problems will go stop.

How to use NeilMed Neti Pot & Sinus Rinse

Nasal Irrigation System And Neti Pots

Sinus Cleansing is a natural way to help people who suffer from sinus problems including seasonal allergies and Chronic sinus infections. The use of a neti pot or a Sinus Nasal Irrigation only takes a minute to use and will give the allergy sufferer amazing results. Most people notice a difference within a day or two. Using a neti pot or an other kind of nasal irrigation twice daily will dramatically reduce allergy symptoms and help people sleep better at nighttime.

Try Chronic Sinus Infections Home Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinus Congestion and Relief

Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water 3x a day.

I have read that most people see relief within a day or two of using the Apple Cider Vinegar.

Tomato Tea for Sinus Relief

I haven't tried this yet, but I heard it works.

Mix all of the following ingredients together and drink hot.


Add 1 cup tomato juice,

1 tsp chopped fresh garlic,

1/2 tsp of hot sauce,

1 tsp lemon juice,

and a pinch or two of celery salt for flavor.

Do you have a home remedy that helps you relieve your stuffy nose? - Post it here.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      I got a neti pot the other day after reading this and I love it Thanks soooo much

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      I really need to get a NP this summer is turning out to be a bear for my sinuses

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      @BarbaraCasey: I bet this recipe would work in the neti pot. I'll have to try it. :)

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      BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

      1/4 tsp salt and a pinch of baking soda in a cup of warm water. Squirt gently into each nostril using... an ear syringe. My ENT doc told me to add the baking soda against infection. Lots to be allergic to in Florida and this method actually works. Someday I'll try a Neti pot, too, for comparison.

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      jballs6 6 years ago

      I don't have a remedy but after reading this there is things I can try. Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The neti pot is amazing. It's tricky at first but provides great relief. Nice lens.

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      simonweb 6 years ago

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      chrisssy 6 years ago

      My sinus problems are chronic and it's awful embarrassing when i'm constantly sniffling and people talk bad about me but it started after a head injury when I was 6. There's a few things here I haven't tried yet but now I will. Great lens

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      Monika Weise 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I've got bad sinuses, thanks for the itps!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I've been using the Neti Pot for several years now! Some people prefer to 'snort' or 'inhale' a bit of salt water in the palm of their hand up their nose. My Mom does this and swears by it. She will NOT try the Neti Pot. LOL Great article! :)

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      jennifermartine 6 years ago

      I use Netipot for treating my sinus allergies.It works fantastic.Thanks for sharing very useful information.

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      Heather B 6 years ago

      I use nasal sprays such as Tonimer and Isomar. They work wonders!

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      LeCordonDude 6 years ago

      NETI POT ME! :0)

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      @LeCordonDude: Ha Ha! Love it!

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      @anonymous: Great idea!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      try warm lemon tea. breath it. it will help

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      @JodiFromFlorida: I never thought of that. That is a great idea.

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      JodiFromFlorida 6 years ago

      i use hydrogen peroxide in my Neti pot and it helps when I have a sinus infection or am congested.

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      I sure do! For one thing, I suspect it was indoor air pollution that caused my issue. That being said, I spent 13 years working there, and even after I left, my sinus problems persisted.

      I started using a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water, about 50/50, and that helped very much!

      I haven't tried the apple cider vinegar one, though apple cider vinegar never ceases to amaze me!

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      RinchenChodron 7 years ago

      I'm going to make some of this tomato tea! Nice job on this lens.

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      howtocurecancer 7 years ago

      So helpful. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      realneeds101 7 years ago

      Air purifiers work great, especially in my bedroom. I wake up without any congestion. No sinus headaches either. My wife says I don't snore anymore. It's been worth it's weight in gold and I plan to keep using it throughout the year.

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      Helene-Malmsio 7 years ago

      I have found after years of hay fever allergy and more recently having nasal dryness, that a simple steam facial (head over bowl of steaming hot water) is brilliant to dry up a dripping nose, or to moisurise dried out sinuses.

      Also handy to do if you have a cold with runny nose and need to dry out long enough to get to sleep at night.

      I add a teabag of mint, some honey and lemon, then after having my steam facial, I have the side benefit of a herbal tea ready to drink - a Two-Fer - lol!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have had a head cold and sinus infection, and hope to get over it sooner than later. Thank you for the tips, this should help with some relief.

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      Missmerfaery444 7 years ago

      Not heard of a neti pot before! Interesting stuff, thank you. I used to get terrible sinus infections as a teenager. Not so bad now but still get the headaches sometimes.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've suffered from sinus problems in the past 5 years and it got quite worse that I had to undergo endoscopic surgery. I've used the netipot since and have been able to keep it under control, though sometimes it does flare up. I have to try the tomato tea you suggested.

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      rwoman 7 years ago

      I do use the Neti pot. I live in the Ohio Valley which is a terrible place for someone with allergies!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like the neti pot for my sinus problems.

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      Shibamom LM 7 years ago

      Occasional sinus problems here - I swear by apple cider vinegar! Thanks for the info, I've always been tempted to try a neti pot, maybe I will now.

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      semas 7 years ago

      Informative lens!

      steam inhalation helps in clearing a stuffy nose.

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      RachelScottPhD 7 years ago

      Natural nasal sprays such as SinuSoothe and Sinol can relieve the symptoms. As can nasal irrigation and natural anti-inflammatories.

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      Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

      @Virginia Allain: Yes, Lots of people in Maryland have sinus problems. I'm not sure why.

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      Virginia Allain 8 years ago from Central Florida

      I stand in the shower with hot water spraying across my forehead and cheekbones. It seems to soothe the sinus pain. I lived in Maryland for 15 years and that's when my sinus problems started.

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      Teddi14 LM 9 years ago

      I have had 4 sinus surgeries and I have used a sinus wash many times. It does bring relief. 5 *'s

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. 5*

      If you get a chance check out my Instant Stress Management lens.

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      pimbels lm 9 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. Will try them.

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      capriliz lm 9 years ago

      Hmmm.....tomato tea? That sound interesting. I will have to try that.

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      WindyWintersHubs 9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Great tips. It's allergy season & my sinus problems have started, too. :)

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      Tyla MacAllister 9 years ago

      This has been the worst year for pollen allergies that I can remember in at least 20 years. It started with trees and now we've moved into grass season. Once that's over there will be about a 1 month window until the ragweed starts blooming. Neti pots and other nasal washing systems work better than anything I've tried. I broke my neti pot so I need to replace it. I'm tired of being doped up on antihistamines.

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      bastiaanlecompte 9 years ago

      Hey, great article! And yes, I know about sinus trouble, too. I used to have 2-3 really bad inflammations a year like clockwork - till I was told about Tahitian Noni Juice. Helped me tremendously: just one serious inflammation since I started on the juice 6 (six!) years ago, and that wasn't half as bad as the ones I had had before. It also removes my chronic back aches (from a crushed disk) and more. Thanks for everything, Nature ! :-)

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      Sandy Mertens 9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for you tips. I have year round sinus problems. But they are a lot worse around spring and summer.

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      JenniferAkers LM 9 years ago

      Great ideas - we're suffering here in Florida too. I use a neti-pot and the SinuCleanse - excellent and recommended technique by Dr. Oz (like you also mentioned).

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      QueSea 9 years ago

      It is the time of year in Michigan. Thanks for the helpful tips.

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      Sensitive Fern 9 years ago

      I have friends who swear by Neti Pots. There are points on the face that you can apply light pressure to with your thumbs that will sometimes cause the sinuses to start draining (just above the eyebrows; along the cheekbones). My parents always used hot towels.


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