Sinus headache: all the remedies that really work

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Sinus headache: one of the most frequent symptoms that brings with it this inflammation of the sinuses. Fortunately, there are remedies that really work to eliminate this type of headache, let's find out what they are.

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Mal sinusitis test: one of the most frequent symptoms that this brings with it inflammation sinuses. Fortunately, there are i remedies that actually work to eliminate this type of headache, let's find out what they are.





Besides nasal congestion, localized pain and dullness, headache is undoubtedly one of the typical symptoms of sinusitis. The pressure and swelling in the nose, forehead and eyes can indeed cause headache.

Generally sinus headache is characterized by a throbbing pain in the whole area between the forehead, eyes and cheeks that it occurs mainly in the morning when, following the past night, the stagnation of mucus is stronger. The headache then reappears when you lower your head or certain movements are made and in particular when passing from standing to supine.

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HEADACHE FROM SINUSITIS

There are basically two ways to combat sinus headaches: act with a symptomatic natural remedy to reduce or eliminate pain or (recommended) to intervene on the problem itself or treat sinusitis.

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The most effective natural remedies for sinusitis, and consequently for the resulting headache, are:

NASAL WASH WITH WATER AND SALT: a teaspoon of whole sea salt is enough for every 500 ml of water used. You can use a syringe to spray the water first in one nostril and then in the other, or use a tool such as a lotus.

SMOKED: truly functional grandmother's remedy to dissolve the phlegm accumulated in the nasal septum and consequently calm the headache are the fumenti or fumigations to be done with boiling water in which you can add chamomile, a spoonful of baking soda or an essential oil such as eucalyptus .



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HOT SALT PACKS: The warm salt pack can also help soothe sinus headaches by directly acting on the thinning of the mucus. This pack should be placed directly on the nasal septa and painful areas to obtain the benefits. The heat is in fact able to dissolve the mucus and therefore allow it to escape more easily.

MINT ESSENTIAL OIL: the main essential oil in case of headache is the one extracted from mint. It can be used in different ways: dilute a drop of mint essential oil in a teaspoon of vegetable oil and then gently massage the temples or smell some essence directly from the bottle or spread the essence at home.

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BATHROOMS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: the power of essential oils can also be released through a nice warm bath with sea salt or bicarbonate in which a few drops of essential oils such as eucalyptus, thyme, mint or tea tree oil have previously been diluted.

ECHINACEA: if sinusitis, and consequently the resulting headache, is caused by the presence of bacteria, some natural antibiotics, in particular echinacea, can help. Ask your herbalist for advice on how to best use it.

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HUMIDIFIER: In case of sinus headache it is very important to sleep and stay in rooms with the right level of humidity. It can therefore be useful to combat excessively dry air with a vaporizer or humidifier.


HYDRATION: during a sinus attack it is essential to drink plenty of fluids that help dissolve the mucus and therefore facilitate its expulsion.


In summary, in case of sinus headache, one can act with:

  • Nasal washes with water and salt
  • Fumenti with water, chamomile, baking soda or essential oils
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Mint essential oil
  • Baths with essential oils
  • Hot salt packs
  • Natural antibiotics such as echinacea
  • Humidifier
  • Proper hydration

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Symptomatic remedies "grandmother's" for headaches they are instead: vegetable compresses based on potatoes and lemon, herbal teas based on chamomile, valerian, lemon balm, orange blossom, passion flower. You can also try some simple breathing exercises useful to counteract the headache, we have presented them to you here.

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