Sinus pressure and pain can be overwhelming this time of year. The never-ending headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, the discomfort behind your eyes and above your nose. It can just about ruin a great day! 

Where do you find relief? An Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor can defiantly help find a solution, there are also treatments you can try to alleviate the symptoms. 

Over the Counter (OTC) Pain Medication

Though OTC pain medication may give you some temporary relief from pain, they don’t tackle the root of the problem. They offer effective, safe, and a readily available solution when used according to the direction. 


Decongestants help relieve congestion by opening blocked sinus. Unfortunately, the overuse of decongestants, over three consecutive days, could make the congestion worse. Decongestants can be purchased over the counter, they typically contain painkillers, so it is important to check the ingredients.

It is easy to take too much medication. The maximum days a decongestant should be taken is usually seven days. 

Nasal Steroid sprays 

This type of treatment might be suggested by your doctor for more serious blocked sinuses and headaches. They can help reduce the pain and congestion.


Seasonal allergies can be an overwhelming here in Central Florida. Antihistamines can help alleviate these symptoms.

Salt Water 

Salt water is a growing natural trend that can help relieve sinus headaches by flushing out the sinuses. Typically a Neti pot or bulb syringe filled with sterile or distilled salt water is used. Alleviating the pressure and congestion my clearing out mucus.

What to do when OTC or natural remedies aren’t working?

If you’ve tried several over the counter medications and still have sinus problems, it is time to make an appointment with Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat. Identify the underlying cause and getting the proper treatment can make all the difference. 

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