Fighting Seasonal Allergies without Sinus Surgery
For most of us, allergies are temporary. Seasonal allergies, or seasonal rhinitis, are defined by this transient quality, proscribed within months-long periods during which environmental factors tend to cause flare-ups.
Treatments for seasonal allergies such as hay fever may include sprays, wraps, and quarantine from the particulates causing your misery. But one of the simplest solutions is also one of the most effective:
The old “towel over the head, head over hot water” trick can help to open up your nasal passages and give you temporary relief from the discomfort of sinusitis.
Loosening up mucus is one of the first, best ways to promote drainage and flow, and one of the easiest ways to get relief when stubborn congestion just won’t budge. If the team can’t quite finish the job, consider the benefits of a carefully administered Neti pot as well. (Just be sure to use the right water source!)
And if all else fails, consult with a sinus surgeon to figure out whether more permanent measures may be available to prevent future flare-ups in the seasons ahead.