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How can salt water help to treat sinus headaches?

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You can get a sinus headache if your sinuses get clogged and give you pain and pressure. Salt water can help clear out the mucus and lower the pressure. Use a bulb syringe or Neti pot and flush out your sinuses with salt water. Always use distilled, sterile, or cooled boiled water. Rinse the Neti pot after each use and let it air dry. You can also try saline (salt water) nasal sprays to flush out your stuffy nose.

From: How to Treat Sinus Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Sinusitis."

American Academy of Family Physician's FamilyDoctor: "Sinusitis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: 20 Questions about Your Sinuses," "Fact Sheet: Sinus Headaches," "Fact Sheet: Antibiotics and Sinusitis."

American Rhinologic Society: "Headache and Sinus Disease."

Journal of the American Medical Association : "Patient Page: Acute Sinusitis."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Sinus Infection (Sinusitis): "Symptoms."

Medline Plus: "Allergy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 23, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Sinusitis."

American Academy of Family Physician's FamilyDoctor: "Sinusitis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: 20 Questions about Your Sinuses," "Fact Sheet: Sinus Headaches," "Fact Sheet: Antibiotics and Sinusitis."

American Rhinologic Society: "Headache and Sinus Disease."

Journal of the American Medical Association : "Patient Page: Acute Sinusitis."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Sinus Infection (Sinusitis): "Symptoms."

Medline Plus: "Allergy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 23, 2018

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