If someone asked me today, “What are five ways to stop sinus pressure,” I would answer with the following from my experience:
- Prevent allergies. Allergies come from many sources. They can be environmental, house-related, nature-based, or based on what you eat, touch, or smell.
- Prevent congestion with meds. Congestion clogs your sinus passages. The membranes swell and the mucus cannot drain. This leads to pressure. Use OTC nasal decongestants for the “short term.”
- Prevent congestion naturally…look online for some varied methods: hot sauce/jalapeno tomato juice drinks work well for me. Sniffing onions is interesting too.
- Walk. You would be surprised to find out that exercise helps many people drain their sinuses; releasing pressure. Walking is the easiest method, but working in your garden or front yard may help too.
- Steam your head. Using a hot bowl of water, a vaporizer, or a Vicks mini-steamer a few times a day will help reduce swelling and make the mucus thin; thus, making it easier to drain.