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A 34-year-old female asked:

what is the best way to relieve sinus pressure in head. have a cold and when i blow my nose i feel pressure in back of head and all over?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Sinus rinsing: Nasal rinsing/neti-pot saline rinse is a very effective FIRST line remedy for acute sinus issues (I usually recommend chitorhino (chitorhino.com). You may want to consider a short course of nasal decongestants like Afrin or neosynephrine - but use these for no more than 3 days. A "cold" that lasts more than 7-10 days is a sinus infection by definition - antibiotics are needed at that point.

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