The Asthma Center

Moist heat

If you suffer from sinus disease, sinus pressure and/or nasal congestion, you may also find relief with the application of moist heat. Application of moist heat may actually increase drainage as well as blood flow to the sinus area.

Moist heat can be applied through:

  • Warm showers which also allow inhalation of steam
  • Application of warm, moist towels
  • Use of moist heating pads
  • Use of hot water bottles with damp cloths
  • Special moist heat packs

This technique can be used to decrease the pain of sinus and nasal congestion and inflammation.