What is a good treatment for sinus infection?

The sinus is a part of the respiratory system that connects the nasal passage with the inner respiratory organs. A sinus infection results in the blockage of the sinus due to swelling; this swelling is caused mostly by bacterial or fungal infection. The common bacteria that cause sinus infections are streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae, moraxella catarrhalis, staphylococcus aureus, and streptococcus pyogenes. When the sinus cavity swells due to infection, the air passing through the nasal cavity creates pressure causing a headache, which is one of the prominent symptoms of a sinus infection. Other symptoms of a sinus infection are nasal discharge and facial pain. One of the prominent symptoms of a sinus infection in children is fever.There are various therapies and treatments for sinus infections, the most common being antibiotic therapy, which helps relieve bacterial sinus infection. Some of the natural remedies for sinus infection are as follows.

  • One of the bacterial sinus infection remedies is to consume mangoes, which help in strengthening the epithelium of the nasal passages and sinus cavity, preventing the infection.
  • Another one of remedies to relieve bacterial sinus infection symptoms is to consume a small amount of paste of pungent foods like garlic and onion, and then increase the dosage gradually. In fact, ginger and garlic can be added as an ingredient to various culinary preparations.
  • Another effective remedy for sinus infection relief is the intake of a decoction of fenugreek seeds, prepared by boiling fenugreek seeds in water till the quantity of water is reduced to half. This will help expel toxins from the body by excessive perspiration, thereby alleviating the affliction.
  • Another effective remedy to cure sinus infection or sinusitis is to consume roasted cumin seeds in pure honey. This will help clear the respiratory tract of mucus, which in turn, will prevent the blockage of the sinus cavities.
  • Intake of carrot juice with beet and cucumber juices helps relieve sinusitis. You can also mix carrot juice with spinach juice, which helps alleviate the affliction on account of the high content of vitamin A.
  • An effective and long-term cure for the treatment of sinusitis is to consume foods rich in vitamin A. These foods include yogurt, egg yolk, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, papaya, tomatoes, apple, whole milk, beet root, and carrot.
  • It is recommended to consume a diet rich in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system and thereby prevents frequent attacks of a sinus infection. Some of the vitamin C rich foods are lemon, grape fruit, orange and guava.
  • Application of alternate hot and cold compresses also helps relieve and cure the symptoms of a sinus infection, and it is an effective bacterial sinus infection treatment. Also, this is one of the highly recommended natural remedies for sinus infections in children.
  • It is advised to inhale steam every three hours to unblock the nasal tract and sinus cavity to relieve sinusitis.
  • Proper rest and sleep also helps alleviate sinus infection.

Other than these natural remedies to cure sinusitis, it is recommended that one consumes a well-balanced and regulated diet, including ample quantities of water, green leafy vegetables, and fruits. In fact, this is one of the best natural remedies for sinus infection during pregnancy. It is also better to consume a low calorie diet with lower amount of carbohydrates. There are also certain precautionary measures that must be undertaken to avoid the affliction from aggravating. The patient must refrain from eating solid foods as it is difficult for the body to digest and absorb hard foods when it is infected. While suffering from a sinus infection, the patient must avoid eating starch-rich foods including white sugar, rice, potato, and white flour. The patient of a sinus infection should also avoid inhaling strong perfumes and scented hair oils. These remedies, coupled with antibiotics are effective against sinusitis in children and adults.

answered by G M

A cup of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric powder is effective for sinusitis.

answered by r k

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