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Sinus Treatment - 2

Facial Contrast

Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.
Preventive Medicine


  • 2 basins large enough to put the face in
  • snorkel
  • salt
  • extra hot water (in pitcher if not near the faucet)
  • ice
  • towel
  • Kleenex
  • waste basket


  • Fill one basin with hot water (so that the tender face can tolerate the heat).
  • Fill one basin with cold water.
  • Put 2 teaspoons of salt in both basins of water.
  • Put the snorkel in your mouth and submerge your face in the hot water. Hold under water for 3 MINUTES breathing through the snorkel.
  • Put face in the cold water for 30 SECONDS.
  • Heat the hot water basin a little hotter than previously by pouring a little hot water in (may require removing some before adding the extra hot water).
  • After 3 MINUTES put a little ice in the cold water and repeat submerging the face in cold water for 30 SECONDS.
  • Alternate the 3 MINUTES hot bath and 30 SECONDS cold bath for 20-30 minutes or 5 or 6 changes.
  • Add hot water to the hot bath and ice to the cold bath at each exchange.

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Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center
30 Uchee Pines Road #75
Seale, Alabama 36875