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What are some home remedies for sinusitis?

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You can:

  • Use a humidifier.
  • Breathe in steam vapors.
  • Put a warm, wet towel on your face. It can take off some of the pressure.
  • Try a nasal saline solution. (Saline is salt water.)
  • Flush out your sinuses using bulb syringes or Neti pots.
  • Drink lots of fluids but avoid alcohol.
  • Rest. Get plenty of sleep and give your body a chance to recover.

SOURCES:

CDC.

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

FamilyDoctor.org: "Sinusitis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: 20 Questions about Your Sinuses." 

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: Sinus Headaches." 

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: Sinus Pain: Can Over-the-Counter Medications Help?" 

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: Antibiotics and Sinusitis."

American Family Physician: "Sinusitis (Acute.)"

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

Medscape: "Conference Report: Highlights of the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, June 10-13, 2004; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada."

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

WebMD Medical Reference: "Home Remedies for Fast Flu Relief."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Neti Pots."

WebMD Medical News: "Antibiotics Overused for Sinusitis."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 25, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC.

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

FamilyDoctor.org: "Sinusitis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: 20 Questions about Your Sinuses." 

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: Sinus Headaches." 

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: Sinus Pain: Can Over-the-Counter Medications Help?" 

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Fact Sheet: Antibiotics and Sinusitis."

American Family Physician: "Sinusitis (Acute.)"

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

Medscape: "Conference Report: Highlights of the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, June 10-13, 2004; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada."

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

WebMD Medical Reference: "Home Remedies for Fast Flu Relief."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Neti Pots."

WebMD Medical News: "Antibiotics Overused for Sinusitis."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 25, 2020

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