How to do a Hot/Cold Compress for Sinusitis

This valuable hydrotherapy treatment can be applied to any area of the body. The description below if for acute sinusitis and is an essential component of a successful treatment plan. Apply the method below to the affected area, such as eye, ear, sinuses etc.


  • 2 Facecloths
  • Hot water
  • Cold water


  1. Soak one face cloth in hot water, or place under sink water that is very hot to the touch. 
  2. Wring it out so that it is not dripping. 
  3. Place the cloth over the area you are treating (eye or ear or sinus) and leave on for 3 minutes. 
  4. Have the 2nd face cloth soaking in cold water with ice. 
  5. Wring it out and place over the same area for 30 seconds. 

 Repeat this procedure two more times, three times in total. Hot 3 MINUTES, cold 30 SECONDS.


For severe and acute problems, use this protocol three times daily. For less severe and/or for maintenance purposes, do once per day.

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