Dr. Douglas Dedo, MD

How To Drain Sinuses for Relief

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What are some of the symptoms sinusitis sufferers experience?

Some of the symptoms of sinusitis are the same whether you have acute or chronic versions of the infection. These symptoms might be:

Irritated nasal passageway
Headaches
Forehead pain
Upper jaw pain
Teeth pain
Pain between the eyes
Discharge flowing down your throat
Sore throat
Congestion
Reduced sense of taste
Reduced sense of smell
Coughing from irritation

If you think you have a sinus infection, the first few steps should be drinking a lot of water and spending a good deal of time resting. If your infection lasts more than about a week, you should go ahead and schedule an appointment to be checked out by an ENT, a licensed Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist trained to manage sinus infections.

How to Drain Sinuses

If you want to try a home remedy, one of the most common is draining the sinuses. Most people use a saline irrigation system like a NetiPot. You use a saltwater solution to flush the nasal passageway areas, remove the mucous, and clear any obstructions. While it might be helpful for short-term relief, you should see a doctor if you have long-term issues.

Occasionally, if the type of sinusitis is not resolved with normal medical care, surgery may be an option. For those who have chronic sinusitis, it has been shown to give better treatment results than traditional methods. Contact Palm Beach Sinus Doctors with your sinus concerns. Our team is fully trained for handling all types of nasal and breathing problems with successful, healthy results for our clients. Get in touch today!