You can buy some topical corticosteroids "over-the-counter" without a prescription. For example, for dermatitis, you can buy the steroid cream called hydrocortisone 1% from your pharmacy. Do not apply this to your face unless your doctor has told you to do so. This is because it may trigger a skin condition affecting the face ( acne or rosacea. ) Long-term use may also damage the skin. On your face this would be more noticeable than the rest of your body. So usually only weak steroids are used on the face. Those which are suitable are prescription-only.
It is extremely common for patients to have both migraine and symptoms of rhinitis. In fact, one study found that 67% of all persons with migraine had symptoms of rhinitis (nasal congestion, runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy nose). 6 If patients with migraine also have rhinitis symptoms, we treat them with medications to treat this disorder, which include nasal steroids and oral/nasal antihistamines. This may help the rhinitis symptoms as well as any sinus pain/pressure they may be experiencing, but it is unknown if these therapies will decrease the frequency of migraine headache.
Avoid smoking, which can increase the risk of sinus trouble. Experts advise rinsing out the nose twice a day with saltwater to minimize symptoms and flare-ups of sinusitis, including after sinus surgery. Nasal irrigation involves pouring or squirting a saline solution — from a neti pot or squeeze bottle — into one nostril and letting it drip out through the other. Doing so can help thin the mucus, reduce swelling and wash out any germs, allergens or inflammatory cells or proteins from the nose. A 2007 scientific review concluded that adding saline nasal irrigation to standard therapies is likely to improve symptom control in chronic sinusitis.