Then, with your face over the sink, insert the end of the bulb into one nostril and squeeze the bulb. Saltwater will rush up through your sinus cavity and out your nose, washing out mucus. Repeat with the other side and repeat again, until the wash comes out clean.
Where the vertex of the head is affected, its pain and pressure significantly is in the areas that are both between, as well as behind the eyes. The determination, as to the symptoms of the type of sinus infection involved, can aid in the suffering individual's choice among home remedies for sinus infections.
Tips for Sinus Relief: -
*The body requires plenty of liquids, to increase its moisture levels, and rest and relaxation. Drink a lot of fluids, such as water, vitamin-rich fruit drinks etc.
*Try some honey (a natural antiseptic) and lemon (a natural source of Vitamin C) dissolved in hot water or herbal and fruit tea as an alternative to normal tea.
*Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, such as, coffee, tea, cola and other fizzy drinks as these are diuretics, which could cause further dehydration.
* Eat healthy food, such as fruits and vegetables.
*Chicken soup is believed to be a good food for colds - it relieves infections of the upper respiratory tract.
*Keep the room temperature comfortably warm and open the bedroom window a little so fresh air can circulate.
*Humidity may help ease cough and congestion. A vaporizer can be used to bring some relief or better still, place a bowl of water near the radiator in your bedroom.
*Get as much rest as you can. If you are well enough to go into work, make sure you have early nights.
Sinus infections can also be treated by some home remedies. A lot of relief can be obtained by inhaling steam from a vaporizer or a bowl of hot water.
* Applying a hot or a cold compress over the inflamed area would also provide relief.
*A decoction of mustard seed powder and water, instilled in the nostrils; eating jalapeno peppers; drinking juice of ripe grapes; applying a paste of cinnamon and water on the forehead; applying paste of ginger and water/milk on the forehead; applying paste of basil leaves, cloves, and dried ginger on the forehead; inhaling steam of eucalyptus oil; and drinking warm tea are all found to be effective in providing some relief.
*Drinking a lot of water and other fluids would also help.
*Low humidity can irritate sinuses and increase sinus congestion. Using warm or cool-mist humidifiers will increase the moisture content of the air, break up congestion and make breathing easier. Inhaling steam can also relieve congestion.