Until last year, I never had a problem with my sinuses. Now suddenly I have had three sinus infections in less than a year. I tried store bought sinus rinse solution kits like this, which work great, but I thought there must be a DIY solution that would work just as well. And I was right, there are!
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If you've never used sinus flushing, doctors highly recommend them. My doctor told me that when he thought he was starting to have a sinus infection, he used a rinse once or twice a day, which greatly reduced the severity of the sinus infection.
If you are not sure if you have a sinus infection… if you have a cold that is not going to go away and a dull pain in your forehead (lean forward and you will feel it instantly), then you probably have sinus infection.
Sinus rinses are also great for people who have chronic allergy problems.
A sinus or nose rinse is just a saline solution, which is salt and water. To make your own sinus flush, all you need is 1/4 tsp. salt mixed with 8 oz. lukewarm water.