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How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

Relieving sinus: pressure can often be challenging. An oral decongestant like sudafed may help some,but should not be used for more than 4-5 days in a row or rebound congestion can occur. Neti pot or other sinus rinse can be helpful, and daily nasal steroid spray can also help. Warm compresses applied over the affected sinuses,massaging and a gentle pumping action with fingerpads over the affected sinuses may help ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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How do I get rid of sinus headaches/pressure in the spring/summer if sudafed doesn't work?

How do I get rid of sinus headaches/pressure in the spring/summer if sudafed doesn't work?

Springsummer HA: Try nasal saline spray several times a day. Also inhaling steam like netti pot. An otc antihistamine like zyrtec or Allegra also can be of some help. Sudafed and other decongestants can make secretions thick and block sinus passages, and the rebound tissue swelling when they are stopped or between doses can be a source of sinus pressure as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus pressure in head and neck?

How to get rid of sinus pressure in head and neck?

Sinus pressure: Sinus pressure would be in your face, cheeks, behind your eyes or in your fore head. It would not be in your neck. If you have sinus pressure, then it will respond to decongestants and possibly antihistamines if the obstruction is due to allergic inflammation. If there is an infection, you may need antibiotics. If OTC treatments don't relieve your pressure, please consult an ENT. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the sinus pressure in my ears?

How can I get rid of the sinus pressure in my ears?

Antihistamines: First you should be sure that you do not have an infection in your ears. If it is truly "eustachian tube dysfunction" which you can get along with sinus congestion and nasal congestion, often a combination antihistamine decongestant will help with the symptoms. You can ask your pharmacist for assistance. If you are on other meds let your pharmacist know. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sinus pain in the back of the head? My ears and nose have recently cleared of the pressure, i can't get rid of this head pain!

No: Sinus pain usually occurs in the front of the head by the cheeks and forehead. A viral infection may be causing the headache. If your neck hurts you when you touch your chin to your chest then call your doctor - it could be a sign of a serious infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

Over the counter: There are lots of great over the counter options to help, and remember, congestion does not mean you have an infection. Saline rinse, a decongestant, antihistamine and even a steroid nasal spray can all offer great help. You should discuss any of these with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure none of these are contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more

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I have pressure on my frontal sinus area. Any idea what it could be or have to get rid of it?

Acute?: If this is something that has just started it could be a cold or viral sinus infection or allergies. I would take OTC decongestant for a couple of days. If this is something that has been going on for a while then you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more