It's that time of year when the tissues start to flow. A runny nose mixed with a headache can only mean one thing: sinus season is here. If you've had it up to here with sinus pressure and pain, it might be time to see a doc. Between booking that visit and filling the Rx, check out these five products that can help ease your symptoms.
We venture there's really nothing better to open up the sinuses than eucalyptus and spearmint. Put the two together and you've got an aromatic must for congestion. This Epsom salt soak from Dr. Teal's is great for relaxing muscle tension—a common side effect of sinus infections—and gracing the senses with a refreshing scent.
More of a shower fan? You can utilize the powers of aromatherapy while taking that long, hot shower you've been waiting all day for. Kneipp's soap-free and pH-balanced body wash harnesses mint and eucalyptus essential oils to ease your nasal passages.
Ideal for keeping dry nasal passages moist, a humidifier is a great option for those suffering from anything from asthma to the common cold. Influensters also say this is a must for keeping chapped lips at bay.
Cult-classic Smith's is tackling more than just chapped lips and minor burns with this menthol-infused balm. With a cooling effect, this salve is great for putting on your lips (or around your nostrils) right before bed to assist with breathing. Not to mention, it combats red, dry, and itchy noses caused by too-much-tissue use.
Of course, the best way to avoid a seasonal sinus trouble is to stop a cold before it even starts. An immune support supplement is a great option to keep your immune system in tip-top shape. This one from The Organic Pharmacy contains an herbal mixture of Olive Leaf, Echinacea, Cats Claw, and Golden Seal to heal. For this tincture, put ten to 15 drops in water about two or three times a day once you start feeling poorly.
How do you keep feeling well during a bad cold or sinus infection? Let us know your best remedies!