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Many factors can lead to sinus pressure. While the condition is not life-threatening or chronic, it can be an irritating and sometimes painful experience. Mucus congestion can cause throbbing headaches or heavy pressure behind the eyes. Luckily, the commonality of sinus pressure means there are many ways to prevent it.

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1. Increase the Humidity

The sinuses become congested when dry, thick mucus gathers in the back of the nose or throat and blocks the body's nasal drainage system. Increased humidity can help thin the mucus and shift it, opening this essential passage. Taking a warm shower or breathing in steam with your head over a bowl can have rapid benefits, as can drinking hot fluids such as tea or hot soup.

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