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How To Get Rid Of Sinus Infection Headaches

by Terry Wilson

When you suffer a sinus infection, you may experience a runny nose, fatigue, and pressure when you bend. Although these symptoms are annoying, it is often the sinus infection headaches that keep you from being able to complete your day-to-day tasks. Below is a list of steps that will help you rid your body of the sinus headache so that you can continue caring for your family and meeting important work deadlines. 

Neti Pot

One of the best ways to get rid of your sinus infection headache is to utilize a neti pot. This device allows you to flush out your sinus cavities, removing any allergy irritants that may be causing your body to have this reaction. Since you'll use salt water in the neti pot, the flushing also breaks down mucus and adds moisture to the sinuses. Once you've done this, you'll find the pressure has decreased, along with the headache. 


Next, you'll want to apply pressure to the LI 4 pressure point, which is the webbing in between your index finger and your thumb. This spot is known for its ability to reduce pain in the sinus cavities. Hold the pressure point for a total of two to three minutes before releasing it. Repeat as needed throughout the day. 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

After you've taken the time to use the neti pot and administer the acupressure, it's time to apply a little eucalyptus essential oil. There are several ways you can do this. Take a teaspoon of coconut oil and add a drop or two of the eucalyptus essential oil. After mixing the two, rub the solution over your temples, just under your nose, and over the sinuses that are infected. If you prefer, you can also place a few drops of the eucalyptus oil in a humidifier and breathe it in. This essential oil has analgesic properties that will treat your headache, as well as antibacterial properties that will help clear up the infection that is causing the headache. 


Another all-natural ingredient to take advantage of is ginger. Just like the eucalyptus oil, ginger has analgesic properties. In addition to that, it reduces inflammation. You can purchase a ginger tea at a health food store or make your own from fresh ginger. Simply boil a piece of ginger root in a cup of water for a total of 10 minutes. Strain the ginger out and drink the broth after it has cooled down enough so that it won't burn you. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Rochester Otolaryngology Group PC.