Uh oh! With all the joy of spring finally being here with longer days and beautiful blooming flowers, we forgot about allergy season. Now we’re sneezing, coughing, and have uncomfortable sinus pain. However, we can’t let pollen, pet dander, dust, and more stop us from enjoying the great outdoors this spring, so we discovered all natural sinus relief remedies so we can get back to our favorite spring activities.
Natural Sinus Relief Remedies
Sinus pain is caused when the sinus cavities become clogged with mucus or filled with irritants, so it’s good to flush that stuff out. There are a few different saline solutions you can use to flush out your sinus cavities, or you can use a neti pot.
Neti pots look like little magic lanterns that provide relief from pain and congestion. Fill the pot with a mixture of salt and warm, distilled water then turn your head to the side, over a sink. Breath through your mouth and place the spout in your nostril so the salt water can flow through your nose. Then flip your head over and run water through the other side.
It’s best to have the sink water running during this process so that all of the mucus that’s flushed out of your sinus cavities is quickly washed away to be out of sight and out of mind.
You can also steam the mucus and irritants out. Try sitting in the sauna to relax as the steam adds moisture to your sinus cavities and drains mucus. Also, you have the option of standing in a hot shower. Just be careful to stand near the hot steamy water instead of under it.
Place a pot of water on a burner or a bowl of water in the microwave to warm it up. The key word here is warm, you don’t want your water to be piping hot! They take a cloth and drape it over your head as you hold it over the warm water to inhale the steam.
Another way of making things steamy is by grabbing a cup of hot tea or soup. Ginger root tea, turmeric tea, peppermint tea, and chicken noodle soup are all great options for soothing sinus remedies.
Teas like ginger root and turmeric have spices, and if you’re dealing with sinus pain then it’s a great time to spice things up to clear your sinus cavities. Add red pepper flakes or jalapenos to your meals because mucus can’t handle the heat!
Do some spring cleaning to get rid of allergens. Wash all the bedding around your home, do some dusting, and wash the pollen off of your car and driveway. You can take your pet to get groomed before it sheds all over the place. Also, by showering at night you’ll remove allergens and irritants from your body instead of spreading them to your bed.
It’s always a good idea to boost your immune system, especially when your body is signaling that a cold or infection is coming on. You can do so by staying hydrated. Water flushes out toxins, thins mucus, and helps white blood cells move throughout your body.
You can also boost your immune system by taking vitamin C supplements, Zinc, and by eating extra fruit and veggies. Fruits and veggies not only are a good source of water, but they are full of the vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need to perform at their best.
If your sinus cavities hurt, get some rest. Make sure you sleep for a full eight hours for your immune system to function, and maybe take some time for yourself to nap. You don’t have to skip out on the gym, but don’t work out as hard. Simplify your routine to get your juices flowing, but don’t exhaust yourself.
Enjoy The Spring
Once the flowers open up and release pollen you main find yourself sniffling, sneezing, and full of congestion, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying to longer days and beautiful weather. Take advantage of our all natural sinus relief remedies so you can get back to enjoying the spring weather.
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Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.