As much as we would rather direct you toward the path of permanent relief, we can also discuss some temporary solutions to hold you over while you wait for your appointment. If there was ever a drawback to so many people finding out about our state-of-the-art treatment options, it would be that we are getting booked up pretty quickly. Since it’s possible that you could be waiting a few days to come in for a non-emergency procedure, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about alternative techniques that have worked for people with chronic sinus conditions. These may not be the types of things that would typically come to mind when you’re making that trip to the drug store. No, these are not your average cold, flu, or allergy medications. Let’s save that for a later point, as those are the more obvious choices for many.
For this edition, we thought we would take you down the road of herbal sinusitis remedies. That’s right, these natural healing ingredients are things you can often find at home already. In many cases, an unexpected or untapped section of your local supermarket or drugstore (namely the vitamin aisle) might have something useful. First and foremost, no matter where the problem is in the body, it is crucial to stay hydrated with clear fluids. When possible, consume hot water, clear broths or hot tea. The temperature and the light fluids will help thin out mucous and soothe inflamed airways. Spicy foods, or other foods with an intense flavor or scent, should help with dissolving the mucous and inflammation as well. Ingredients such as cayenne pepper, horseradish, apple cider vinegar, peppermint oil, grapefruit seed extract, ginger root, and lemon juice all work quite well in this situation.
Another way to utilize the benefits of the hot temperatures we mentioned earlier would be to take a hot shower and inhale the steam with slow, deep breaths. Finally, we’d like to suggest doing a pressure point exercise, in which you simply give the most under-pressure parts of your face a gentle massage, rubbing in circular motions. Easy enough, right? Are you ready to have a go at some of these tried-and-true herbal sinusitis remedies to clear your sinuses? Give one or more a try, and before you know it, it will be your turn to see us at CT Sinus Center.