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My Symptoms: Sinus Congestion

"Over 91% of MyPurMist users saw an improvement in sinus discomfort and sinus congestion"
- MyPurMist User Survey, September 2015

Sinus Congestion - Sinusitis and Sinus Headache

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Facial pressure and pain/sinus headache
  • Loss of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

Why Steam?

Sinus congestion can result from a cold or flu virus as well as from allergies. When not properly drained, mucus builds up and infection can set in resulting in sinusitis. Sinus headaches may also occur from blocked sinus passages leading to pressure build-up and infection. Steam inhaled through the nose moisturizes and soothes the inflamed, swollen passages that trigger sinus congestion and pain. A natural expectorant, warm vapor helps to dislodge the mucus trapped within the stuffed up nasal cavities. By expelling the blockage, pressure is relieved as is the facial pain and headaches associated with sinusitis.

"Keep your nasal passages moist. Inhale steam two to four times a day." 10
- WebMD

"Inhale steam three or four times a day." 11
- Harvard

"Secretions may be cleared with steam inhalation and/or saline nasal douching." 12
- US National Library of Medicine/ National Institute of Health

"In addition to medications, some people with sinusitis find relief by breathing hot, moist air, using hot packs or washing the nasal cavities with a saline rinse." 13

"Chronic sinusitis. Warm moist air may alleviate sinus congestion. Using a vaporizer or inhaling steam from a pan of boiling water (removed from heat) may also help." 14
- Cleveland Clinic

"Inhale steam. Linger in a hot shower. Boil a kettle, pour the water into a pan, and bend over the pan with a towel over your head to inhale the steam. Even hot tea or chicken soup will help. One way or another, inhale steam three to four times a day." 15
- Harvard Medical School

"Moisturize your sinus cavities. Drape a towel over your head as you breathe in the vapor from a bowl of medium-hot water. Keep the vapor directed toward your face. Or take a hot shower, breathing in the warm, moist air. This will help ease pain and help mucus drain." 16
- Mayo Clinic

"Breathe warm, moist air from a steamy shower, a hot bath, or a sink filled with hot water. Avoid extremely cool, dry air. Consider using a humidifier to increase the moisture in the air in your home." 17
- Kaiser Permanente

Why MyPurMist?


MyPurMist reinvents steam therapy utilizing breakthrough patented "CFV" hospital technology*. MyPurMist sets a new standard for safety, convenience, speed, and ease of use.

MyPurMist gives you targeted delivery of soothing steam right into your sinuses, nose and throat. Besides washing away allergens and environmental pollutants, the soothing steam can relieve the symptoms of sinusitis, cough, common cold, and flu. Our instant fine mist of vapor penetrates into sinuses to reduce inflammation and relieve congestion. Breathing warm moist air (natural steam) provides immediate relief by lessening mucus production, nasal congestion, discomfort from sore throat and headache pain (Prevention Magazine 12/89). The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases recommends inhaling steam to lessen discomfort and provide quicker relief for sinusitis and allergies (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pub No. 83-540). Harness the natural, therapeutic power of steam to relieve your cold, flu, and allergy symptoms with MyPurMist!   Learn more

  • Instant fine mist penetrates deep into your sinuses, nose, and throat > Provides superb relief
  • 100% natural & 100% drug-free
  • Handheld, portable, and lightweight
  • 99.9999% germ-free warm mist
  • Microprocessor controls multiple safety features and regulates temperature within 100-1150F
  • Instant steam for fast relief > No waiting
  • Automatic drying cycle > No cleanup
  • No boiling water > No scalding risk
  • Great for the whole family (for ages above 12 years)

*CFV technology as used in FDA-cleared PARI Hydrate Omni humidifiers for hospital ventilator therapy.

Sinus Congestion Questions & Answers

What type of symptoms is mypurmist recommended for?


mypurmist relieves the inflammation and congestion of your sinuses, alleviates mucous membrane dryness; and helps keep nasal passages moist and clean.

mypurmist can provide symptomatic relief for:


Sinusitis - sinus infections




Nasal, sinus and chest congestion


Parched or dry throat

Lessening mucus production

Discomfort from sore throat

Sinus headache

Is mypurmist safe to use for mold allergies?

Humidifiers will create humidity in the entire room. Normal recommendation is to keep the room approximately 40% humid. High humidity causes mold in the room that can make your symptoms even worse. However, mypurmist is directed humidity, so it will only provide humidity where you need it and will not humidify the room. This can in turn help the inflammation and congestion that you may have because of mold allergies.

I am exposed to occupational dust, or pollen, or other irritants - will mypurmist help me?

mypurmist provides directed humidification and will effectively rinse out the nasal passage. By removing an irritant quickly from the nasal passage, you will prevent congestion caused by inflammation of the passages. Using mypurmist as quickly as possible right after exposure to an irritant, including dust, is the best way to avoid inflammation and congestion.

Will my sense of smell improve after using mypurmist?

We know that allergies or sinus infections affect the sense of smell. mypurmist will improve the symptoms of congestion due to allergies and sinus infections that may also improve the sense of smell.

What are the benefits of steam?

Steam has been used for decades to provide therapeutic benefits to the upper respiratory system. Steam inhalation is a natural and effective treatment for respiratory conditions and is highly recommended for treatment of the common cold, sinusitis, allergies and laryngitis. Steam relieves inflammation and congestion of upper respiratory mucous membranes, it moistens dry nasal passages, thins and loosens mucus for easier elimination and helps clear congestion. Inhaling steam also helps to relax muscles, thereby relieving coughing. mypurmist is the world's most advanced steam inhaler making steam delivery effective, safe, and easy. mypurmist has harnessed and maximized the therapeutic power of steam in a simple handheld device that is easy to use. 

Is mypurmist Doctor Recommended?

Yes, mypurmist is recommended by doctors around the country and received rave reviews on leading doctor shows. In addition, medical institutions like Harvard Medical School, Cleveland Clinic, National Institute of Health (NIH), Columbia University Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente recommend use of steam for symptomatic relief. mypurmist is the world's most advanced steam inhaler utilizing patented Capillary Force Vaporizer technology previously only available in FDA cleared hospital ventilator humidifiers.

How does mypurmist help?

mypurmist® reinvents steam therapy utilizing breakthrough patented Capillary Force Vaporizer (CFV) hospital technology*. mypurmist provides instant, targeted, and directed 100% humidity right where and when you need it and nowhere else, providing superb relief from inflammation and congestion caused by allergies, sinus infections, the common cold, and flu. Steam is a doctor recommended natural decongestant used by millions and mypurmist is the world's most advanced steam inhaler making steam delivery effective, safe, and easy. mypurmist is 100% natural drug-free solution to all your sinus and upper respiratory symptoms. mypurmist sets a new standard for effectiveness, safety, purity, convenience, and ease of use. mypurmist provides instant fine mist that penetrates deep into your sinuses, nose, and throat effectively washing away irritants and allergens.

There are two mypurmist products available - mypurmist free, which is a cordless ultrapure steam inhaler and mypurmist handheld (plug-in).

*CFV technology as used in FDA-cleared PARI Hydrate Omni humidifiers for hospital ventilator therapy.

Can I use mypurmist for my symptoms?

mypurmist can provide symptomatic relief for any of the above symptoms. However, for any other symptoms you can use mypurmist if you believe humidification would be useful for alleviating those symptoms. mypurmist provides the most efficient form of humidification and is very easy to use. So, if you are looking for humidification, mypurmist is very likely to be an exceptional option.