What Is Sinus Pressure?
Sinus pressure can be a symptom of a sinus infection, or sinusitis. An accumulation of mucus builds up in the sinuses causing inflammation and blocking of the openings. A stuffy sensation in the nose area accompanied by pain across the face, head, and behind the eye area is common.
What Causes Pressure In The Sinuses?
Pressure and pain in the sinuses can come from a variety of causes. Sinusitis, which is caused when the nasal passages are inflamed due to a bacterial or a viral infection. The common cold or flu can also cause pressure in the sinuses. Pollen, dust, or an allergic reaction can all cause pain and pressure in the sinus area. A cold will last several days, but when it lasts longer than that, it is an indication that there may be a bacterial infection. In a bacterial infection, pus may be present which cause even more pressure.
What Are Some Symptoms?
A person will know when it’s more than just a common cold. The symptoms will continue and relief cannot be found in common ways, like taking over-the-counter medications. A person may experience congestion in the nasal area, phlegm, fatigue, ear pain, headache, runny, stuffy nose, cough, sense of smell is reduced, post nasal drip, and a fever.
How To Get Sinus Pressure Relief
A person can get sinus pressure relief can come in a few different forms. Treating the infection with medication will help. Medication can be bought in over-the-counter forms. A good idea is to relieve symptoms first is by taking a nasal decongestant or a pain reliever. It may help the body to fight off the infection. Antibiotics may be required for 2 to 3 weeks until the infection is gone. There are some natural ways to help relieve the pressure of sinuses. It is very important that a person remains hydrated. The more water one drinks, the more moisture the body will have. Hot beverages will help open up the sinuses. Drinking herbal teas will benefit the person because certain herbs act as decongestants. Rest is vital too. Elevate the pillows so the head is resting in a more upright position. Run a humidifier overnight to add moisture into the air.
What To Do If Symptoms Persist?
If symptoms continue after several days of over-the-counter treatments and no relief is in sight, it is important to contact Asthma and Allergy Associates in Colorado Springs or Pueblo. The physicians at Asthma and Allergy Associates will be able to indicate the proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication to get the much desired relief of pressure in the sinuses.