Sinus infections aren’t rare but they are often ignored and we don’t give them great importance. But the significance of the health, sinus infections certainly have!
What are the most common causes of sinus infections?
Sinus infections can occur due to different causes, but the most common are:
- Common cold
- Chronic headaches
- Problem with the teeth and gums
- Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane
- Fungal Infections
What are the symptoms of sinus infection?
As the accompanying symptoms of sinus infections usually occur strong through and sometimes dull pain in the frontal part of the head, which creates discomfort and grabbing for some painkillers.
How sinus infections are occurring?
Sinuses are cavities of skeletal compositions which are accommodated in the area above the eyes, around the nose and over the cheeks. They are covered with a thin membrane that constantly produces mucus that lines and makes barrier to entry of microorganisms, dust, and dirt. Another important role of the mucus is too heated breathe air before entering the lungs.
When you have rhinitis, nasal congestion, or you have hay fever, nasals are the first to be affected. The nasal mucosa is swollen, irritated and harbor a lot of mucus, which clogs the sinuses. When the airways are clogged, there is no possibility of filtering, but only accumulation that creates a good ground for the appearance of sinus infection that can exceed in the bacterial infection.
How can be treated sinus infection?
Conventional medical treatment of sinus infection resort to a combination of drugs - antibiotics, antihistamines and corticosteroids. Sometimes the treatment of sinus infection may require a longer healing period.
Is it possible to treat a sinus infection in the natural way?
Of course! Drugs from Nature should always be the first choice in the treatment of sinus infections. In addition to plants in healing inflamed sinuses must be included and changes in diet.
1. Cut out dairy products from diet
If you have a sinus infection or a cold with coughing up thick phlegm, turn off the milk and milk products in this period. Why? Because milk provokes secretion of mucus, which is already present in much extent. Instead of milk, use teas and plenty of water.
2. Sea salt
In a small bowl put two cups of water and a teaspoon of sea salt. Put on the stove to water boils. Turn off the stove and bend your head to the sauce pan with water and salt, to inhale the steam evaporating from the bowl, which effectively secede corked nose and sinuses. Also, by inhalation, first with one hand, close one nostril and through a second nostril breathe vapor. Repeat this process with the other nostril.
3. Horseradish, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper
The proven old recipe for sick sinuses is horseradish. Just cut one head of horseradish and put it on the warmed stove. Inhale the steam that released from warmed horseradish. You could also make a natural product with horseradish and honey - one grate horseradish mix with honey to get a uniform mass. Take one spoon a day.
4. Apple cider vinegar
At the first symptoms of the sinus infection, mix 1-2 teaspoons of raw unprocessed apple cider vinegar in a cup of water, add a teaspoon of honey or stevia and drink three times daily for five days.