Sinus Swelling Relief

This post will be covering the problem of sinus swelling relief and highlighting a few simple methods designed to get rid of the problem. Sinus swelling can be a very painful problem especially if it is left to it’s own devices.

I first looked into the subject of sinus swelling relief when my partner was pregnant and unable to take regular medication. I was quite surprised with the more ‘natural’ solutions to sinus swelling relief so I thought I’d stretch my research a little further for the benefit of this post today.

Pain across the face and severe headaches is caused by the sinus passages being blocked causing air and mucus being trapped. There are many causes for this process including allergic reactions, flu and common colds.

So let’s take a look at a few techniques for sinus swelling relief and see if we can relieve the pressure a little!

Sinus Swelling Relief Through Using a Humidifier

Dry air can really mess about with your already sore sinus problem so try using a simple humidifier in your bedroom before you sleep. They are relatively cheap these days and should be the first port of call for sinus swelling relief.

Keep Sinuses Lubricated

This can be done in two ways really. My favourite is a basic saline solution to squirt up the nose – very good for allergies. Another more simple method is to grab yourself a very hot and steamy shower to lubricate the passages.

Drink, Drink, Drink!

By drinking a lot of water and hydrating your body you are giving your sinuses more chance to remain lubricated. Herbal tea can act as a decongestant along with ginger and lemon.

Lie Down Correctly

This is one of the most overlooked yet simple sinus swelling relief techniques. Always try to keep your head elevated when lying down or trying to sleep – use as many pillows within comfort limits behind your head.


Massage is another simple sinus swelling relief technique that can be carried out wherever you are. Try massaging the sinus pressure points to budge the mucus a little bit and get some relief.


If these symptoms persist it would be a good idea to visit your local doctor to rule out any serious problems you may not have thought about. Antihistamines and Decongestants can be bought over the counter along with special nasal sprays if needed.

Just remember these over-the-counter remedies are not meant for long term use so use them wisely and try out some of the more natural methods above.