Home Remedies for Sinus Infection
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Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

According to research, sinusitis is the accumulation of thick mucus, in response to colds or an allergic reaction, clog this opening, resulting in mucus buildup. Know the home remedy fro sinus infection as well as the treatment using nutritional approach.

According to research, sinuses are air passages that take up about one-third of the skull and serve as a kind of air control system for the lungs.  As air enters the sinuses, it is cleaned of dust and harmful bacteria by the cilia and muscus lining the nasal passages.  Since the single exit from the sinuses and mucus becoming a perfect medium for harmful microorganisms, the resulting accumulation of bacteria lead to a full-blown infection.

Two types of sinusitis

  • Acute sinusitis.  It is caused by bacterial infection.  Last only a month or less.
  • Chronic sinusitis.  It is caused by an immune response to fungus.  Complain of a persistent cold last three months or longer, or having six or more bouts of colds a year.

Symptoms of sinusitis

  • runny nose
  • nasal congestion
  • thick yellowish green discharge
  • pain
  • loss of smell and headaches

A person can find out if he has a sinusitis or only a headache just by bending over.  If it's sinusitis, a painful throbbing is felt in the head.  The chronic inflammation of the sinusis leads to the development of nasal polyps, small growths that block the nasal passages, making breathing difficult.

Sinusitis treatment

According to medical doctors sinusitis can be treated using a variety of approach.  These cost-free remedies actually help to prevent sinusitis from worsening.

A.  Home remedy for sinus infection includes:

  1. Drink lots of fluids.  Always drink six to eight glasses of water a day.  This help keep the mucus flowing.  Hot beverages, such as herbal teas, soups or broths are especially good.
  2. Take hot baths and hot showers when you are suffering from symptoms.  The hot showers help to thin the mucus and thus keep it flowing as well as opening your nasal passages.
  3. Use pressure to relieve pain and stimulate circulation.  Press the top of your nose on either side between two fingers for a few minutes and then release.  Do this several times a day.
  4. Place warm compresses on your face for a few minutes.  It stimulates blood circulation, loosens mucus and relieve pain.
  5. Determine the possibility of allergy.
  6. If you need additional relief from congestion, take a single-action over-the-counter decongestant.
  7. Humidify your environment.  Use cool-humidifier at home (especially in your bedroom) and in the office.  Humidifier are available in drug stores or medical supply shops.

B.  Nutritional aproach

By making changes in one's diet sinusitis can be prevented.  Sugar, fats, and refined carbphydrates which reduce immunity to infection, should be avoided.  It is also advised to remove milk products from the diet since they exacerbate mucus production.  Since sinisitis can also be caused by allergies, it is advisable to avoid allergy-causing foods like eggs, peanuts, corn and chocolates.  What is highly recommended is adding more fruits and vegetables to one's diet.  The presence of antioxidants and vitamins in these foods helps strengthen the immune system, stimulates secretions and unclogs sinuses.





                        Pascual, Rory, "New Treatment for Sinusitis."  Woman Today Magazine, 7 Feb.01

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Comments (4)

Excellent advice! I have chronic sinusitis and have tried many of these remedies so I know they work.

It's amazing how much can be accomplished just by gargling with warm salt water a few times a day.


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