Remedy: Nasal salt wash
Make a mild saline solution by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Lie down, or tip your head back, and put 3 - 4 drops of the solution into each nostril with a dropper. Do this every few hours. Some people use bulb syringes, squirt bottles or neti pots.
The most effective way to get a solution right into the sinuses is to stand and bend forward, so the back of your head is parallel to the floor. Use a small spray to put a squirt into each nostril. This method is so effective that it is best to first try one of the other methods above, to see if you have a pain-reaction to the solution. When you are used to it, you can double the strength of the solution (to 1 teaspoon sea salt in 1/2 cup water).
Comment posted by Carolyn of South Johnstone, Qld, Australia on 29 December 2013 at 17:37 1654
I have tinnitus. I bought a nasal wash bottle from the chemist and put 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of salt & a pinch of baking soda in 500ml of preboiled water then rinse my sinuses out with the bottle, (instructions are on the bottle & easy to follow). I do this 2-3 times a day & it has decreased the level of noise. Make sure you put the salt in ... it hurts like hell otherwise ! Also I hold my nose & "blow" as many times a day as I remember.