Sinusitis is inflammation or swelling of the paranasal sinuses, more commonly referred to as simply the sinuses. Sinusitis is one of the most common ailments individuals experience on a daily basis and is caused by a variety of triggers. Air pollutants like smoke and smog can inflame the sinuses, as well as common allergens like pollen or animal dander. While sinusitis symptoms are usually mild and similar to the common cold, that makes it no less annoying. Luckily, there are a variety of natural ways to treat sinusitis.
The sinuses are hollow areas of the face located just behind the nose. When they become inflamed, they can block your nasal airways which can make breathing difficult. One of the easiest ways to relieve this inflammation is to apply warm compresses to the bridge of the nose and cheekbones. The gentle heat from a warm compress will loosen the sinus tissues and help break up any mucus deposits that have accumulated in the sinuses.