I have had a TON of headaches lately. Contrary to my belief that they are probably from stress, the regular methods just are NOT cutting it. Things are certainly in bloom here in the desert. That leave me sinuses hating me. Here are a few tips when sinus pressure is getting the best of your life!
1. Take a shower. A steamy shower can help loosen up stuff. I haven’t been the girl over a boiling pot of water with a towel over my head. I can, however, take a nice, long, and HOT shower (children willing).
2. Drugs. Lately drugs haven’t been doing it, but a lot of times 2 tylenol with a sudafed does the trick for me. Sometimes 2 sudafed, but this doesn’t cure the problem, it’s just a bandaid. I also have a whole post on sudafed during pregnancy.
3. I think the An Oil who’s name I am unable to say because they told me I can’t but it rhymes with “seethe” — it will often will clear my headache (regardless of if it’s tension or sinus) for about half an hour. Lately I’ve been doing this to give me some relief so I can parent. By the time the rest of it kicks in I am able to function quicker. There are other ones that help. You’ll have to see what combo works for you!
4. Sinus Rinse — so disgusting, right? I don’t think it works very well if the pressure has really set-in, but if you do it initially it can really help. You should be able to see your relief come out your nose, if nothing’s coming out it’s probably not working. Make sure you give a soft inhale after you do it to make sure that it gets all up in there. 🙂
5. My #1 lately has been a shot of Kick Ass Sinus. Now, WishGarden Herbs is an advertiser for my blog, and I have posted about them before, but they have TOTALLY been my saving grace as of late. I had a headache for about 2 days and it just was NOT going away. I had tried Kick A in water, but I felt like I needed bigger guns. I squirted it directly under my tongue (ew) and within an hour the 2 day headache is gone. I almost feel my sinuses pop as it’s working. Or, that’s a stroke. One or the other….
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RoxAnn Henry says
I am just off a 3 week sinus headache….nearly did me in . Can you give me a little more info on this Kick Ass Sinus med….where is is manufactured…..is it FDA approved…..how safe is it and what exactly is it?
I am not one to medicate, but desperate times make one open to new remedies. Thanks.
RoxAnn — Kick Ass Sinus is a homeopathic tincture (I think that’s the right wording). I had a HORRIBLE sinus issue last year when I was in charge of the school carnival. I was at work, and just miserable, and our lactation nurse mentioned it might help, so I stopped by Sprouts on my way home (you can check on there website where it is sold by you, but if you’re in the west you can buy it at Sprouts). You add it to water and drink it down, OR if I’m really miserable I squirt it straight under my tongue. It’s just a combo of herbs that REALLY helps. If you’ve had it for a while I’d recommend taking it every 4 hours for a couple of days and it really will help. I totally use and recommend it!
Hey there! I came across your blog from a Pinterest post about sinus pressure. I moved from Michigan to Arizona about 4 months ago and I’m curious if you know anything about the allergens here? I have had THE worst sinus/tension headaches for the past 2 weeks and I’m guessing it has to do with the monsoon season. I take Tylenol like candy. I’m definitely going to Sprouts to get the Kick Ass Sinus, I’m new to your blog but I get the sense that I can trust your recommendations!
I don’t know…. I know that everyone at my work has had horrible headaches lately. My friend rubs perppermint firmly into my temples, that seems to help. Have you tried oils?
I know this is not a recent post, but I suffer from sinus headaches most of the year. I find that heat helps me. The jasmine is blooming everywhere here in California and it kills me, I will have very early morning headaches all through the month of May. I try a heated pad on the sinus area and hot tea to loosen any mucus. I also put a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil in a cup of hot water and inhale it. (you don’t need too much or your eyes will start to sting.). Hot showers as previously mentioned are good too, lots of steam! I find the usual antihistamines and OTC remedies don’t stop the headaches from happening so I don’t bother with them at this time of year. It is all about curing them instead.
Thanks for the advice and hints on what to do.
I like the idea of eucalyptus in hot water!