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How To Relieve Sinus Congestion
Go see an ENT: There are so many causes of nasal congestion that 400 characters can't possibly cover this topic. Go see a specialist. The keys finding out what is causing your congestion: deviated septum, allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, rhinitis. The list goes on.... Someone needs to take a good history and then actually look inside your nasal cavity. That's what we do every day. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Depends: Sinus pressure is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. When swelling occurs in the nasal cavity, this becomes blocked. Reversing the swelling will allow for the pressure to equalize. Knowing the cause of the swelling helps determine what works best - uri, allergy, infection, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine?: Sinus pressure is tricky. Basically, the front of the head and face is not just the sinuses. For a 16 year old, my first thought is you might have migraines. Allergy can cause some facial pressure.In general, sinus infections are rare and doctors frequently mistakenly prescribe antibiotics for what you are describing. See a good Ear Nose and Throat doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try nasal steroid: The ear plugging is likely from the nasal congestion and nasal steroid is likely the most effective in relieving the nasal stuffiness even though it may take a few days. If problem persists, see allergist. ...Read more
Sudafed: Assuming you are not on blood pressure medicine, sudafed will often provide sinus relief without affecting any teeth directly. If this resolves the issue, it may be sinus in origin. Most pain meds and antibiotics will work on symptoms of dental and sinus etiology providing relief without determining the origin of the problem. Best to see a dentist with that information to determine appropriate tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat the cause: The swelling in the sinuses can be caused by allergy and infections.The best way to treat the swlling caused by chronic allergy is by nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines, in some cases short course of oral steroids if there is coexisting infection use broad spectrum antibiotics alone or with steroids may need to be used. ...Read more
Saline : Spray saline into your nostrils frequently.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 option- Neti pots : Can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Decongestants: Promoting drainage from an obstructed sinus outlet is one major factor, along with antibiotics. This can be helped along by irrigation with saline/bicarb solutions, nasal steroids, oral decongestants (pseudoephedrine), and other similar products. Use of a mild painkiller like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or other n0n-steroidal anti-inflammatories may also help. ...Read more
Congestion: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
How to relieve sinus pressure? Have allergies, sinus press. every month. Zyrtec and nasal spray, air mist used.
Sinus: IN terms of treatment use he nasal spray in the am and the antihistamine without sudafed between 4-6pm ( before things bloom). The saline spray as needed. In terms of the antihistamine you should use a new one every year to avoid tolerance. Check it out with an ENT ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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