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How can I relieve sinus congestion?

How can I 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

Dr. John Landi
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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 to relieve sinus pressure?

How to relieve sinus pressure?

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 more

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How to relieve sinus pressure?

How to relieve sinus pressure?

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 more

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How do you relieve sinus congestion and ear fullness?

How do you relieve sinus congestion and ear fullness?

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

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How can you relieve stuffy nose from allergies?

How can you relieve stuffy nose from allergies?

Decongestants: No antihistamines have decongestant properties so need to take oral or topical decongestant. Topical nasal steroids and singulair (montelukast) can decongest. ...Read more

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Can Flonase help relieve sinus pressure/pain?

Can Flonase help relieve sinus pressure/pain?

Yes: Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a nasal steroid spray that is effective in treating the inflammation that leads to nasal congestion associated with allergic rhinitis and as an additional treatment for sinus congestion. It's safe, effective and no addiction potential! ...Read more

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How to treat sinus dripping?

How to treat sinus  dripping?

Hydration: nasal rinse and oral decongestant. If condition persist nasal steroid sprays and sometimes antibiotics if indicated ...Read more

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How can I relieve sinus pressure from a sinus infection?

How can I relieve sinus pressure from a sinus infection?

Several posibilities: Nasal irrigation with saline solution via neti-pot, Pseudoephedrine decongestant (or oxymetozaline, but be careful), nasal steroid spray. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can an earache due to sinus congestion last?

Depends: The earache associated w sinus congestion can las as long as the sinus congestion is present- you may not always feel the sinus pressure but you could have persistent infection of the sinuses or just congestion - this can keep pressure on the ears and cause earache to stay. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a sinus toothache?

How can I relieve a sinus toothache?

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 more

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How can you alleviate sinus impaction?

How can you alleviate sinus impaction?

Medics and surgery: Usually sinus problems are treated first with medication. If these do not completely resolve your symptoms, surgery is often the next step. ENT and allergist physicians can be very helpful as well as your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Best way to relive sinus swelling?

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

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What can you do to relieve sinus congestion caused by a cold?

What can you do to relieve sinus congestion caused by a cold?

1 option- Neti pots : Can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ 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

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How to relieve ear pressure and face ache from sinus cold?

How to relieve ear pressure and face ache from sinus cold?

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

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How to get relief from sinus?

Steam: Steam is one way. Hot water over the face from the shower opens the sinuses for relief for a bit. Also some nasal sprays will help. If problems persist. See doctor ...Read more

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How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

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

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What can I do to relieve sinus pressure?

What can I do to relieve sinus pressure?

Decongestant: Decongestant pill or nose spray for a couple of days. Saline nasal spray or antihistamines may also help. ...Read more

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How to relieve sinus pressure? Have allergies, sinus press. every month. Zyrtec and nasal spray, air mist used.

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 more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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