Share

Sinusitis Contributions by ColleenO

Answers

I too have had both sinusitis and nose bleeds for as long as I can remember. If mine are related, it would be because the symptoms of sinusitis (intense sneezing, runny nose) might irritate the membranes in my nasal passages and cause one of the capillaries to rupture, resulting in a bleed.

Unless you want to go get your nose cauterized (where and ENT doctor selectively burns areas of the inside of your nose to create a little scar tissue around the areas where you bleed--sounds worse than it is!), you can treat your nosebleeds by keeping the inside of your nose hydrated. Try a saline nasal spray and/or some coconut oil (or any other natural moisturizer you like). This is especially important during the winter, when indoor heat might dry up the air.

I too have had both sinusitis and nose bleeds for as long as I can remember. If mine are related, it would be because the symptoms of sinusitis (intense sneezing, runny nose) might irritate the...

...
(more)

Experiences

Shared experience with Sinusitis and Neti Pot 8 years ago

Using a neti pot is a GREAT way to help clear the sinuses. It's made a huge difference for me. I have fewer sore throats and less congestion when I do it.

I have to make sure the water is just at body temperature, and use enough but not too much salt. (You'll know the temp or salt concentration is off if you get stinging or discomfort--definitely don't use water that is hot to the touch!). I can't use this treatment if I'm super congested and/or if my mucus is on the drier side. In that case, the neti fluid backs up into my ears, which probably isn't healthy. I stop and wait for things to loosen up a bit.

I recommend getting a plastic pot--it's really portable and won't break of you drop it. Also, my friend has a stainless steel one that she loves.

Using a neti pot is a GREAT way to help clear the sinuses. It's made a huge difference for me. I have fewer sore throats and less congestion when I do it.

I have to make sure the water is just at...

...
(more)