More and more people seem to be suffering from sinus issues involving pain and inflammation from the sinus cavities. Could the sinus pain be caused by the polluted air in our surroundings or junk food in our diet?
It could be a combination of both and more! This post will show you 10 practical and natural ways to reduce sinus pain that you can start implementing right away.
Practical and natural ways to reduce sinus pain
1. Keep the windows closed
Keep the windows closed in your house and car on high pollen count days if you are having sinus pain.
2. Avoid extreme temperature changes
During the Summer, be careful not to blast cold air from the air conditioner on your face. It’s easy to happen when you get in a hot car on a warm Summer day. During the Winter, cover your nose and mouth with a scarf when you go out into the cold weather. The sudden and extreme change in temperature can upset the sinuses.
3. Clean up after being outside
If you are sensitive to dust or pollen, take a shower and put your dirty clothes directly in the washing machine to get washed after working or playing outside. The pollen on your skin and hair can go onto your bedsheets if you don’t shower before bed and it will continue to bother your sinuses during the night.
4. Keep your pet clean
Some people are sensitive to the dander from their pet’s fur. If you have severe sinus issues, it may be a good idea to find out if you are sensitive to your pet. For an indoor dog or cat, keep him groomed and clean. If you want to get a dog, but have a lot of sensitivities, there are dogs called hypoallergenic dog breeds. If you want to get a cat, but have a lot of sensitivities, there are also cats that are considered hypoallergenic cat breeds.
5. Drink enough water
Drink water to keep your sinuses lubricated. Dry sinus membranes can get irritated. If you feel thirsty, then you’ve waited too long to get a drink of water.
6. Keep your sinuses clean with a Neti-pot
Use a Neti-pot to clean out your sinuses. As a nurse in an Allergy and Immunology Department, I had experience working with a lot of people with sinus issues. My patients were usually asked to use the Neti-pot to keep their sinuses clean from irritating debris. The recommendation of how often to use it was different for each person depending on the severity of their case. Sometimes it was a few times a week for prevention during pollen season and for extreme cases, it was a couple of times a day for a short time.
7. TriEase Seasonal Blend Softgels
There is a supplement from doTERRA called TriEase Seasonal Blend Softgels. The supplement consists of therapeutic grade essential oils of lemon, lavender, and peppermint which are so soothing to the sinus membranes. In my own experience, I have found TriEase to be the quickest and most efficient way to keep my sinuses healthy.
8. Diffuse essential oils
Diffusing essential oils next to you while you sleep or work can be of benefit too. I have a few essential oils and blends I go to for my sinus health. My favorite essential oils for sinus health are doTERRA Breathe and an essential oil blend of lemon, lavender, and peppermint. Put 4-6 drops of essential oils in a diffuser.
9. Steam and essential oils
A bowl or mug of hot water with one or two drops of essential oil works well to create a gentle steam that is soothing to the sinuses. Only use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils and take deep cleansing breaths through the nose. A quick way to get a steam bath on the go is to put a drop or two of essential oil on the floor of a hot shower.
Adults can benefit from the use of Melaleuca (a.k.a. Tea Tree oil), Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, doTERRA Breathe, Lavender, or Peppermint for a steam bath. Also, children over five years old can do a steam bath but need to use gentler essential oils like Cedarwood or Melaleuca.
To purchase TriEase or any of the 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils mentioned in this post, visit www.mydoterra.com/aromamama. Your purchase of essential oils with my link will also give you the ability to join my closed Facebook group for ongoing essential oil support.
10. Improve your diet
From my personal experience and countless others, finding the right diet for you can lower inflammation and help with sinus health.
I hope you found my ten practical and natural ways to reduce sinus pain to be helpful!
Which of these tips would you like to try out?