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Sinuses are Clear: Sinusitis- How I Beat It- You can Too

After two painful sinus operations, I was still coming down with infections. I had to find some real remedy to my sinusitis problem, as I was tired of taking antibiotics and especially tired of the dull, deep headaches every time I had an attack. Rolling Eyes

Other Medications

For many people the nasal irrigation system will be enough to control your sinus problems. Those of us with particularly significant sinusitis may need to supplement this with medications, and I use Flonase before going to bed each night as well. If I feel like I'm on the verge of a sinus infection I might take some zyrtec (an antihistimine) or if an infection seems imminent, I have my silver bullet, which is prednisone. I don't use much of the latter, however, as there can be side affects with this steroid. My doctor usually prescribes 10 pills of 20 mg each, and these last for about a year. I never take a whole pill and usually take 5 mg or 10 mg maximum at a time for a day or two. I'm told this is a reasonable amount and nothing to worry about. Speaking of bad side effects, prior to discovering Dr. Grossan's system, sometimes desperate for relief, I used an over-the-counter spray called afrin. The warnings on the label say to use this product for only 4 days or less. This medication can damage the cilia in one's sinuses and cause permanent damage if used too much. As frequent users know, there is also an effect called rebound congestion, so after using it you might end up just as congested as when you started. Thus, people are tempted to continue using it, and it is said to become addictive. Dr. Grossan simply recommends that you throw your afrin into the garbage and stay away from it. I have not used it for years now and am glad to be rid of it. We were a bit tentative when embarking on this project on Sinus Problems. However, using the grit and determination we have, we have produced some fine reading material on Sinus Problems. Smile

Dr. Murray Grossan to the Rescue I thus started doing more research on other books and approaches, and in the course of this I came across a book by Dr. Murray Grossan called "The Sinus Cure- 7 Simple Steps". In a nutshell, Dr. Grossan's system worked. His book contains many technical explanations about sinusitis and how to deal with it. He clearly explains the reasons for the problem and suggests numerous remedies including diet considerations, home environmental improvements like duct cleaning and humidity control, and the most important aspect of the program: pulsating nasal irrigation with a saline solution.



  • Best of luck to all sinusitis sufferers.
  • I hope this information will help improve your lives as much as it has helped me.
  • Please don't hesitate to forward this article to friends and family who suffer from sinusitis.



This is the Easiest Way to Start, as You Have Everything Needed

If the system works well and you want to continue to do nasal irrigation on a daily basis, I would suggest purchase of a pack of one dozen saline solution boxes, as the price is lower per box and there is only one shipping charge to pay. Of course one could still purchase a WaterPik at a retail store and buy the Dr. Grossan's adaptor and saline solution to work with it. For information about how to purchase these items, and also how to download a free ebook written by Dr. Grossan, follow the links at the end of this article.

Haven't eliminated sinus infections entirely, and I might come down with perhaps one per year. I'm more susceptible when very tired, or after long flights, as we often go back and forth to Europe for our tour business. When flying anywhere I make sure to take some kind of decongestant, normally the Flonase. I can enjoy wine, cheese, chocolate, and I really don't need to avoid any particular foods. Dr. Grossan's system has worked for me, and I certainly don't miss the deep, painful sinus infection headaches that used to be all too familiar. Dr. Grossan has lots of other advice in his book as well, and I definitely recommend that anyone with sinusitis read it. Using the intuition I had on Sinuses, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Sinuses has been included here.

Sinus Operations- Try to Avoid

The operations were no fun. After the first one my nose was "packed". This means that in order to stop the bleeding, the ENT specialist/surgeon put a large amount of gauze in my nose, which means that one can only breathe through the mouth for the week or so of recovery time. In other words, swallowing and breathing cannot occur at the same time. This is a good way to lose weight, as one cannot eat much, but it is not a great way to live. At the end of this period, before pulling out the gauze, the doctor said "this will feel like I'm pulling your brains out through your nose". This was the most accurate statement he ever made to me. Pulling what seemed like 6 feet of moist, sticky gauze out of my nose was an almost surrealistically painful sensation. But I thought, "if my deviated septum is now fixed, at least I can look forward to no sinus infections in the future, or at least a lot fewer of them. I was wrong again, as they started coming back after a few months. I changed ENT specialists since the first one put me through tons of pain for no gain. After a couple of years of treatment with this new doctor, I decided to take his advice and try another operation. Among other therapies, I had allergy shots during that time, even though I only tested positive for minor allergies to a couple of things. My nose was not "packed" this time, but there was still plenty of pain. Again my hopes for an infection-free future were dashed when they started up again after a few months. So after two operations by two different ENT specialists, I said "enough is enough". For those considering sinus operations to fix things like a deviated septum, here's my considered advice: don't do it. At least try the nasal irrigation recommended by Dr. Murray Grossan which is explained below before you do. One hears about people who have had 5 or 6 sinus operations, and these either don't work, or if they do cause improvement, it doesn't last very long. Some people have told me that a sinus operation "fixed" their problems, but I am skeptical.

The Easiest Way to Start

In the past couple of years Dr. Grossan has come up with his own machine for nasal irrigation. It is called the Hydro Pulse Nasal Irrigation System. For about $89 plus shipping one receives the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus Irrigator, 2 Original Sinus Irrigator Tips , 2 Original Throat Irrigator Tips, Breathe-ease XL Nasal Moisturizer (this is the saline solution), and excerpts from,"The Sinus Cure" by Dr. Grossan. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Neti Pot, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds.

Use a Waterpik and Adaptor

When I first started following Dr. Grossan's advice he suggested using a WaterPik machine, and these have been sold for years as devices to improve gum and dental health. Dr. Grossan simply sold an adaptor and a saline solution, although one can use table salt. Although much more expensive than salt, I find that this saline solution is convenient, works well, and has no preservatives. I usually purchase a dozen containers at a time, and these will last up to a year with one application per day. One simply puts a spoonful of saline solution into the WaterPik tank and then about 16 oz. of warm water to dissolve the powder. Then the nasal adaptor is put into one nostril and the machine will gently propel half the liquid through one's nasal canal, and it will drain out the other side. One then puts the adaptor in the other nostril and repeats the procedure on that side. This procedure is done while leaning over a sink. I then normally put more water into the tank and use the WaterPik on my teeth as it was originally intended, and I've helped my gum and dental health as well. My dental hygienist has made several comments about how much better my gums and teeth are when I go in for cleanings. The whole effort only takes about 5 minutes or so, including wiping everything dry. I normally do the irrigation once a day about an hour before bed, but if I happen to wake up with more than the usual congestion in the morning, I'll do it then as well. Shocked

Sinus headache symptoms are so common that many people just shorten the phrase to "I have sinus." This can encompass anything from pain around the eyes and nose to runny nose, nasal congestion, watery eyes, sore throat, fever, chills and fatigue. The problem arises when the person has allergies and perhaps even migraine headaches. Then the situation is really muddled! Which is it: sinus infections, sinusitis or migraine? Idea

Sinusitis is a term for inflammation of the anatomy of the sinuses and usually is caused by an allergic reaction of some sort. Common culprits are seasonal pollens, such as grass and ragweed, in addition to dust mites and pet dander. Sinusitis can also be caused by colds (viral), impaired immune systems, and even structural abnormalities of the nose and sinuses.

Here is How You Might be Able to Tell the Difference

Let's start with sinus infections. This usually is an acute infection of the sinuses with fever, chills and yellow or green discharge from the nose. There is pain in the sinuses over the eyes, beneath the eyes and may even extend to pain in the upper teeth. The pain is constant and somewhat throbbing and usually worsens with bending over. When the discharge is colored then the infection is most probably bacterial but rarely it may be fungal. Rolling Eyes



  • Another way to differentiate between the migraines and sinus headaches is through a CT of the sinuses or an MRI.
  • If the results show clear sinuses, then the headaches are most probably migraines.
  • Risk factors for sinusitis and therefore sinus headaches also include asthma, and chronic pulmonary (lung) problems such as cystic fibrosis.
  • So what about the migraine debate?
  • How in the world can you tell the difference and know if it is a migraine?
  • Since 40% of all migraines start around the nose and eye it can be a bit confusing.
  • This is made worse by the fact that pseudofed products will treat the nasal congestion that comes with migraine and relieve the headache a bit.
  • But over the long term this is not a good idea as it can increase blood pressure.
  • We tried to create as much matter for your understanding when writing on Sinus Headache Symptoms.
  • We do hope that the matter provided here is sufficient to you. Rolling Eyes




Treatment for sinus infections should come from a medical provider if the fever is over 100.5F and the symptoms have lasted longer than 10 days. Certain antibiotics can be very effective for sinus infections and allergy treatment responds to lifestyle changes and medications. Don't forget smoking! This makes all types of headaches even worse and increases the risk of infections. Sinus headache may also respond to short term use of decongestants and plenty of fluids. Either way, figuring out which type of headache is present is the best way to treat the problem instead of just taking multiple medications in the hope they will help. Revision is very important when writing or speaking about a topic. We had a lot of drafting to do to come to this final product on Nasal Congestion.


Changes in weather from cold to hot and then back again can causes headaches. Headaches can also be activated from stress, lack of sleep, skipping meals, and unhealthy lifestyle. They can also be caused by diseases, such as hypertension, bacterial infections, meningitis, pharyngitis and sinusitis. Surprised.

Relieves the inflammation and congestion of the mucus membrane of the upper respiratory tract. " Relieves irritation by the moistening the air. " Loosens the secretions and stimulates expectoration. " Relieves the spasmodic breathing " Relaxes the muscles and thus relieves coughing. " Relieves excessive dryness of the mucous membrane.

Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water or fruit juices during the day to help mucus flow out of the sinus area. Natural fresh juices work better than bottled juices, but use what is available. There you have it, 4 different natural remedies for sinus headaches that you can use to relieve sinus pressure headaches and at the same time get relief from your sinusitis. Use them all and see which works the best for you. Time and tide waits for no man. So once we got an idea for writing on Sinus Headaches, we decided not to waste time, but to get down to writing about it immediately!


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Hot Compress for a Sinus Headache

Apply a hot compress to the forehead, nose or sinus area for 10 minutes. You may have to reheat the compress. This will relieve your sinus congestion and headache pain. Interesting is what we had aimed to make this article on Sinusitis Natural. It is up to you to decide if we have succeeded in our mission!

Met an American woman living in Hong Kong who had been given acupuncture treatments for sinus headaches. The treatments almost completely alleviated the pain, and she was well satisfied with them - until an alert physician discovered that the disease, in this case bacteria sinusitis, had progressed to a very dangerous point. The sinusitis had eroded part of the sinus bone, and the infection was rapidly making its way to her brain" Very Happy.

Hot Foot Bath Remedy for a Sinus Headache Due to Congestion

Place your feet, ankles and legs into the hot bath. Leave your feet in the hot water for 10 - 15 minutes As the information we produce in our writing on Sinusitis Inflammation may be utilized by the reader for informative purposes, it is very important that the information we provide be true. We have indeed maintained this. Idea

Sinusitis is Very Common, but Not a Severe Affliction

If left untreated it can become serious because of bacterial growth in the sinus. The cause of sinusitis is the inflammation of sinuses of the Para nasal sinuses, the frontal or ethmoidal sinuses. If you wake up with a headache, feeling congested, and have fluffy and swelling around your eye, then you have sinus headache. Usually the cause of a sinus headache is a virus or bacterial infection causing sinusitis. This type of headache can also be caused by allergens in the air.

Relieves head, chest and pelvic congestion by drawing the blood from those areas to the legs and feet " Relieves pain and spasms of the feet and legs. " Induces sweating in case of fever-lowers body temperature. " Relieves headaches " Relaxes body the whole day. " Increase circulation locally " Relieves pain. Evil or Very Mad



  • His book, Quick Headache Relief Without Drugs, 1977, Howard D.
  • Kurland, M.D. tells of a lady that ignored medical treatment and used only natural remedies for her sinus problems. Rolling Eyes



Do a steam inhalation with distilled or reverse osmosis water twice a day. Put a cloth over your head, move close to the steamer, and inhale steam through your nose. This brings warm, moist air into the mucous membrane and respiratory tract. Do this inhalation for 2 minutes or more and repeat every half hour until you feel better. This process helps to: Isn't it amazing how much information can be transferred through a single page? So much stands to gain, and to lose about Sinusitis Natural Remedies through a single page.

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