What Can I Do At Home For A Sinus Infection?

Sinus infections are a very common occurrence for many individuals, and some individuals even come to accept it as a condition that they have to live with. This resignation is understandable given that many patients suffering from chronic sinusitis resort to every possible drug for relief but find no lasting solution. Unfortunately, most of us fail to take into account the healing effects and properties of various ingredients that we find in nature and around us. Sinus infections may be mild for some and just act as an irritant, but for others the problem can be quite severe, resulting in great discomfort and stress.

Sinus infections cause an inflammation of the sinus or nasal passages, and the infection can cause pressure in the region of the eyes, nose, cheeks, and the head, causing severe headaches. Nasal congestion, coughing, fever and bad breath are also not uncommon.

Sinus infections are very often treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics can however cause adverse reactions, particularly if there is prolonged usage. It can even create a bacterial resistance. For this reason natural remedies are the most sought after treatment for sinus related problems.

As soon as you feel that you may be coming down with a cold try to take preventive steps by drinking a lot of water to prevent a thickening of the mucous. This will help keep the sinus cavities clear. A humidifier can be very useful, particularly in rooms regulated with artificial heating or cooling.

Steam inhalation is the most effective natural treatment for a sinus infection. Allow your head to hover over a bowl of steaming water draped with a towel that forms a tent over your head and the bowl so as to prevent any vapor from escaping. Be careful not to burn yourself. Eucalyptus or even peppermint oil drops added to the water can help significantly.

  • Potassium supplements are also believed to help clear the passages by drying up the mucus.
  • Apple cider vinegar is known to be useful in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments and sinus infections are no exception. Sipping on some apple cider vinegar throughout the day will help to thin the mucus and reduce congestion.

Apart from steam inhalation, aromatherapy has number of benefits to offer for anyone suffering from a sinus infection. Aromatherapy baths and diffusers can also bring considerable relief. They will not only enhance your mood, but also relieve your condition.

answered by S D

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