A hot compress can help to reduce swelling and it is also very soothing on itchy or sore eyes. The best thing to use is a flannel dipped into the sink – but make sure that the water is not too hot so that it burns. Meanwhile holding a hot compress on your head can help to ease headaches and can also break up and dissolve mucus in the sinuses.
You can also inhale other substances in order to break up any mucus that is blocking the sinuses. In particular hot steam will be effective in this capacity as will vapoRub or eucalyptus.
Many claim that herbal teas can help them to combat the symptoms of hay fever as can camomile tea.
Adding some petroleum jelly around the nostrils on the inside is thought to help reduce nasal congestion and irritation – presumably by preventing dry itchy skin, by helping to break up mucus, and by collecting pollen and particles as they enter the nostrils.
If you are struggling with the problem still after coming in from the outdoors then a hot shower can help you dramatically in several ways. First of all this will help you to clear your sinuses again via the heat and through the inhalation of hot steam. len and particles associated with your allergy which can otherwise get stuck on your At the same time having a hot shower can help to ensure that you remove all of the polskin or in your hair and continue to aggravate you.