Home Remedies For Treating Sinus Congestion

Home remedies for treating sinus congestion

There are numerous causes of a stuffy nose from colds to allergies to nasal polyps. However, there are some home remedies for treating sinus congestion that may help.

1.  Clean out the gunk: Thick mucus, whether from allergies or a sinus infection, can obstruct the breathing passages of your nose. Using a saline rinse can help to clean the nasal airway. Try a saline irrigation system or nasal wash twice a day.

2. Humidify the airways: Using a gentle steam treatment or a commercially available vaporizer to humidify the nasal passages can help decrease dry secretions within the nose. Using a diffuser with eucalyptus or peppermint oil adds a sensation of more open nasal airways.

3. Treat allergies: Using an allergy nasal spray such as Flonase or Nasacort plus an antihistamine is the first line treatment for allergies. These can help ease nasal congestion due to allergic rhinitis.

4. Find out the cause: If the methods listed above don’t bring about total relief, it’s time to see an ENT physician to check out the cause of the congestion. It may be a blockage caused by a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal polyps, or even a sinus infection.

Whatever the cause, we can help with proper diagnosis and treatment!  Call or email us today to make an appointment.

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