How to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection During Pregnancy - Lynzy & Co.

How to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection During Pregnancy

Rhinitis of pregnancy is very common (“stuffy nose”) and can be very annoying during the third trimester especially. There are a few things that definitely help but for me it was when this turned into a full blown sinus infection that I need to find relief and FAST. It all started out with a little cold x 1 week and then I woke up at 1 am one night with the most excruciating pain in the right side of my face. It felt like I was being punched repeatedly and I couldn’t even chew. I reached out to my Instagram family for some tips and tricks and here is what worked for me!

How to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection During Pregnancy

Neti Pot and/or Sinus Rinse  // MIRACLE WORKER. I swear to you if you try ANYTHING on this blog post, this needs to be it! Without getting too graphic, this clears out EVERYTHING and makes you feel like a million dollars. I PROMISE. Use it 4 times a day! I personally only used the sinus rinse but there are many people that like to use both!

Sleep more upright // I slept with 2-3 pillows just to keep my head upright so that my nose would be able to drain rather than clogging more nastiness into my nasal passages and sinuses.

Flonase // Make sure you use the sinus rinse/neti pot before the flonase! It helps your skin to absorb the medication better and you’ll have better results!

Steam with essential oils // Boil some water and insert a few drops of Oregano, peppermint, lemon, and / or eucalytpus. Put your head over the pot and breathe deeply!

Colloidal Silver // Use 10 sprays in each nostril a few times a day! Sovereign Silver comes with a nasal spray top and is the best brand for the job! 😉

Tylenol // Taking this every 6 hours definitely helped me!

Apple Cider Vinegar // heat it up in a mug and breathe in the steam! You can also drink a little shot of it daily to help!

How to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection During Pregnancy

Compresses // Hot compress x 1 minute followed by cold compress for 30 seconds and repeat 3 times ending with the cold compress. Repeat several times throughout the day.

Natural tea // 1 bag of peppermint tea, sprig of fresh thyme, sprig of fresh oregano, sprig of fresh mint, 1t crushed ginger and 1 piece of fresh fennel

“Pure” Sudafed // sold behind the pharmacist’s counter – also be sure to check with your OB GYN to make sure that it is safe for you to use 🙂

A cool trick // Press your tongue into the roof of your mouth as hard as you can for twenty seconds while pressing the space in between your eyebrows at the same time!

PINEAPPLE // Okay so one person told me about this and I ate a bunch of it and feel better! No idea if it was this and the combination of everything else, but it’s worth a try!

Get a “Medicine Ball” from Starbucks // This was new to me and someone told me to pick it up! It’s a Venti cup with a bag of jade citrus mint tea and a bag of peach tranquility!

Humidifier/ Air purifier // This is the one we have but anything will do! Keep that humidity in the air so it’s not as dry!

HYDRATION // KEY to survival. Drink lots and lots of water!


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  1. I live by oregano. Telia oil oil of oregano to be specific. It is amazing. Im freaking out a little because i feel a sinus infection rearing its head & im 8 weeks pregnant. Every ive read says oregano is a no go during pregnancy – yet your post says its a way to help (during pregnancy) is it truely okay to use… ?

  2. I was advised by my OB to avoid flonase because it is category c during pregnancy so please check with your ob before using this.