Woman is warming her nose and sinuses.
Woman is warming her nose and sinuses.

How to manage Sinusitis


Nasal congestion can be a bothersome symptom of sinusitis and can take up to two and a half weeks to clear. 190 To relieve nasal congestion you will need to use an effective decongestant such as Otrivin to unblock the nasal passages and help sinus drainage. 190,191 By using Otrivin nasal spray, you will once again be able to breathe more easily which will hopefully result in a better night's sleep. 191

However, depending on the severity of sinusitis, sometimes home remedies have also been seen to be effective. Below are examples of how to treat nasal congestion that is less severe:  

· If it is a mild condition then you may feel relief by using painkillers such as paracetamol and others. 190 These will relieve headaches,high temperatures and any facial pain or tenderness. 190
· Applying a warm moist cloth to the affected area several times a day can also provide relief from pain.
· Using a salt water solution can help clean out the sinuses, allowing them to drain.
· Drinking lots of fluids will thin the mucus. 192