Are you about to come unglued because of sniffles, sneezing, and incessant sinus pressure that's robbed you of sleep and made you miserable? Well, take a deep breath -- even if it's through your mouth. Why? Because we have some good news for you.
You don't have to live like a cast member from Night of the Living Dead while you're waiting to get in to see the doc. You have the power to start taming your sinus symptoms right now.
We've got three simple self-care strategies that are easy, inexpensive, and ideal for softening your symptoms while you tick off the time until doctor day.
3 Simple Sinus Soothers
Keep in mind that you'll definitely want to make that appointment with your doc for chronic sinus problems. The self-care sinus soothers below will only mask them, not unearth their root cause. You should also stick with any prescription medication program you're currently following -- until your doctor directs otherwise. But the following sinus soothers may be great add-ons to whatever you're currently doing.
You Call the Shots
Of course, taking care of your body is a good call, too, which can help bolster your immune system. So eat right, exercise, reduce stress, and get plenty of sleep—and lay off the alcohol and cigarettes. If you do all of this, you've landed yourself in the driver's seat when it comes to breathing easier.