How to Use Steam to Relieve Sinus Pressure (Sinus Pressure Relief)

While there are numerous medications and surgical procedures available to relieve sinus pressure, there are also simple home remedies that can help. A steam treatment can break up nasal congestion and ease your suffering while you look for a long-term solution to treat and relieve your sinus infections.

Follow the Basic Steps of a Sinus Pressure Relief Steam Treatment
Step1
Fill a large pot or kettle with tap water.
Step2
Bring the water to a boil and remove the pot from the stove top.
Step3
Use a large bath towel to cover your head and position it over the pot of hot water. The towel should drape itself over the pot, trapping the steam inside so it will rise toward your face.
Step4
Inhale deeply, sucking the warm, moist air as far into your sinuses as possible. Breathe through your nose for maximum sinus relief.
Step5
Keep breathing deeply for up to 5 minutes.


Enhance Your Steam Treatment Experience
Step1
Get a professional steam bath from a health club or spa. While these treatments are most commonly used to open skin pores and aid relaxation, they'll be equally effective in treating sinus congestion.
Step2
Add a fragrant mixture of essential oils to your steam treatment. A dash of eucalyptus or peppermint can make a steam treatment even more satisfying and effective.
Step3
Pour essential oils onto a sponge and leave it in the shower while you bathe. The oil's fumes will mix with the shower's steam, creating an enveloping steam treatment.
Step4
Drop a mixture of dried herbs or flower petals into a steam treatment. Popular herbs for treating sinus discomfort include sage, thyme, chamomile, rosemary, pine, oregano and juniper. While most of these herbs can be purchased at your neighborhood grocery store, you may need to visit a specialty herb shop.
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