It’s allergy season and for many people that means sinus headaches. The changing weather can also make you more likely to experience allergy and sinus problems and increase the amount of sinus headaches you have.
Thousands of people deal with sinus headaches, especially in the spring. There are numerous causes of sinus headaches and just as many remedies.
What works for you might not work for someone else so it is important to use trial and error when searching for sinus headache relief.
Some people find relief with over-the-counter medications or by avoiding the outdoors.
If you have not been able to find relief with medication and aren’t able to avoid the outdoors, try one of these natural sinus headache relief methods.
Relieving the pressure caused by a sinus infection or allergies can relieve a sinus headache quickly and naturally. Find your sinus cavities and gently massage them. You can also ask a friend or family member to do it for you. Do not press too hard and only massage them for a short period of time. You can do it several times a day if needed.
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A hot shower can help reduce the inflammation of your nasal cavities and stop a sinus headache. If you are too dizzy to stand in the shower, you can just turn it on, shut your bathroom door and sit near the shower instead. The steam from the hot shower will offer the same relief.
Crazy Food Cure: Have a sinus headache? Sniff some horseradish juice -the stronger the horseradish, the better.
— The Cleanse Expert (@CleanseExpert) March 20, 2012
Spicy foods have the ability to open up the sinus cavities so mucus can escape. This relieves the pressure that causes sinus headaches. Peppers, salsa, spicy soups and dips are all great options. If you don’t like the taste of the spices, try smelling them instead for a similar effect.
— SpiceSherpa (@SpiceSherpa) June 2, 2010
It can be difficult to deal with sinus headaches, but it is possible to manage them. Try these relief methods to see which one works for you. If your sinus headaches become too common, talk to your doctor about other options.
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