By Patricia Aug 18, 2020
Your sinuses, connected to your nasal passage, bring moisture to the air you breathe and are also responsible for producing mucus, which traps bacteria and other foreign particles. So if your sinuses are designed to keep you from getting sick, why does sinus pressure hurt so much? The sinus experts at Detroit Sinus Center have all of the answers! Find out how sinus pressure builds, why it hurts, and tips on how to alleviate your sinus pressure and any accompanying headaches.
When your nasal passages become irritated, your sinuses may produce an excess of mucus to attempt to soothe the irritation. The problem is your nose can only hold so much mucus, so when your sinuses produce too much, your nasal passages swell, causing pain and pressure. This pressure can feel like your entire face and the inside of your sinuses are very tight. It can be very uncomfortable and if your sinuses have too much mucus for too long, you could experience throbbing pain that could spread into a chain of never-ending headaches.
Your sinuses may send a red alert and start producing a lot of mucus for a variety of reasons. The first cause is environmental irritants. While you may not realize it, there are potentially a ton of harmful irritants in the air around you. Whether you have allergies or not, many microscopic airborne particles can irritate your sinuses, especially with prolonged exposure.
First, locate the sinus pressure. Which of the four sinus areas are you experiencing tightness and pain in?
Now, you can target the sinus pressure and pain.
Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for alleviating sinus pressure and congestion:
Most likely your sinus pressure is at best a minor annoyance, but it’s always important to look out for your health. At Detroit Sinus Center, we specialize in all-things sinuses! From nasal steroids to help reduce swelling, to balloon sinus dilation, we love helping our clients breathe better. Contact Detroit Sinus Center today to schedule an appointment.