Sinus pain is difficult to describe unless you have experienced it firsthand. Often called a form of throbbing pressure, the particular discomfort of sinus pain may also present as tenderness, tingling, and stabbing sensation – even as low as the teeth.
One thing is certain: anyone with sinus pain is keen to resolve it sooner rather than later, and is apt to drop tens of dollars at the local pharmacy to reclaim some measure of comfort.
Acute sinusitis is especially bad, marked by proportionally severe symptoms which keep many people from walking, working, and eating enough. Articles such as this one tend to offer laundry lists of home remedies you could try, which include the usual suspects such as drinking fluids, taking hot showers, steam inhalation, and Neti pots.
But here’s the thing with sinus infections: once your symptoms have graduated from chronic to severe, it is imperative to see a doctor. Serious infections can become deadly if left untreated, which is why acute sinusitis is one of the few diagnoses for which I immediately endorse antibiotics.