Jessica Dehler, PA-C. The pressure is building in your forehead, your nose is running, and you just don't feel good. You suspect that you may have a sinus infection, or sinusitis. Most sinus infections will resolve themselves in seven to 10 days, just by taking care of yourself at home. Here are the top 10 at-home treatments to help ease your sinus pain and inflammation to get rid of your sinus infection faster.
Many people experience sinus pressure from seasonal allergies or the common cold. Sinus pressure results from blocked nasal passages. When your sinuses cannot drain, you may experience inflammation and pain in your head , nose, and face. While some over-the-counter treatments can help reduce symptoms, there are also many effective natural remedies. Dry air and dry sinuses can increase sinus pressure and cause headaches and throbbing pain. Steam adds moisture to the air, helps to moisten your sinus passages, and thins out mucus that may have thickened over time. Take a hot shower and breathe in the steam to reduce pressure.
Facial Fullness or Pressure Symptom, Causes & Questions
Sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the bones of the upper face: between the eyes and behind the forehead, nose and cheeks. The lining of the sinuses are made up of cells with tiny hairs on their surfaces called cilia. Other cells in the lining produce mucus.