Warm compresses to the face

Other than prescribing narcotic or non-narcotic medications for sinus infections, doctors would also recommend homecare remedies to speed up recovery.  Facial pain is the common complaint of  sinus infection sufferers.  The facial pain is aggravated further by headache, purulent drainage, and nasal congestion.  One of the best home remedies to relieve the facial pain is to apply warm compresses to the face.  This can be done three times a day for around five minutes with a small towel soaked in warm water.  Apply the warm soaked towel below and between the eyes to help increase the circulation in the sinuses.  A vaporizer and humidifier can also be used to keep the nasal secretions loose and moist.  Patients are also advised to drink plenty of fluids during this time. 

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