These Common Ingredients And 15 Minutes Is All You Need To Kill A Sinus Infection
There are all-natural remedies to help relieve the annoying symptoms such as headaches, sinus pain and pressure.
We all know how it sucks to have a sinus infection. In fact, Another common medical term for most infections of the sinus is “Sinusitis”, describing the inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities. Inflammation in the nasal cavities can provide difficulty to breathing, and the worst part is the pressure and pain that are associated with a sinus infection. Believe it or not, inflammation is caused by a viral, allergic, fungal or bacterial infection. It is this reason that makes sinusitis infectious to us all.
The information below isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. You should always seek advice from your health provider with any questions regarding your current medication and/or medical condition. It is warned that you shouldn’t disregard professional medical advice or delay searching for advice or treatment because of what you read on this article.
Treating A Sinus Infection
Keep in mind below:
If you seek treatment in the early stages of a sinus infection, you could avoid antibiotics altogether. Resting your body as much as possible is the first step. Consume plenty of fluids, like a herbal tea or water. It is also warned that caffeine and sugar should be avoided when you are sick. Both can dehydrate your body, which slows down your immune system from fighting off the infection.
Nasal rinses and hot steam can help with sinus pain and allow nasal drainage. Be advised, that sleeping with your head under multiple pillows, will keep your head elevated. That will alleviate the sinus pain and help with sinus drainage.
When To See The Doctor
If your sinus symptoms aren’t getting any better, or your fever is over 100.5 degrees, it is wise to consult with your doctor. When you have these symptoms below, it is time to visit urgent care at your local emergency room. The signs are:
- Shortness of breath
- Double vision
- Stiff Neck
- Severe Headache
- Swelling or pain around eyes
- Swollen forehead
- Abnormalities in vision
Treat Sinus Congestion With ACV and Pressure Points
By moving back and forth this thin, vertical bone in your nose cavity called the “vomer bone”, and your pressure points together, can aid the sinuses and alleviate any inflammation and relieve pressure.
While pressing your tongue against the palate of your mouth, place your thumbs on the space between your eyebrows. Apply with pressure, your thumbs and tongue, at the same time for thirty seconds. Immediately after, relief should occur. In addition to relieving pressure from your sinuses, you can use this apple cider vinegar concoction to fight the sinus infection. Taken about two to three times a day, can ease up nasal congestion, eliminate harmful pathogens and ease off other symptoms of your sinus infection. ACV aids in lowering mucus production and is helpful when you have the dreaded common cold and a runny nose. Ingredients to make the apple cider vinegar concoction and instructions are as follows:
- 3-5 drops of plain stevia/or 1 tsp of raw honey
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 cup of warm water
- Mix both the warm water and apple cider vinegar.
- Stir in stevia or raw honey (whichever you choose)
- For best results, drink warm 2-3 times a day.
Other Home Remedies
This spread can aid in the clearing of congested sinuses.
- Mix 1tsp of virgin olive oil, 1tsp of fresh lemon juice and 1tbsp of grated horseradish.
- Spread over your own choice of crackers to aid in sinus drainage.
Ginger can help with inflammation and any sinus pain.
- Boil 2 cups of water, add 3” inches of sliced-ginger root.
- Cover then let simmer in low heat for about 20 minutes, then strain.
- Allow the tea to cool off so that it isn’t skin-burning hot, but still comfortably warm.
4. Soak a washcloth in the tea.
5. At an elevated level, raise your head ( helps to drain the sinuses) and then apply cloth to face for 15 minutes.
Steam with Thyme & Peppermint
Thyme has been found to have anti-bacterial properties, and the menthol in peppermint is a natural decongestant.
- Place 3tsps of peppermint and thyme in a heatproof bowl.
- Add in boiling water
- With a thick towel over your head and bowl, lean over warm bowl.
- Inhale for 10 minutes, and keep your face about 8-10 inches from the bowl.
- Repeat this 2-3 times in a day to your need.
Antibiotic Lemon and Garlic Tea
- 3 garlic cloves
- Honey for taste
- 1/2 cup of hot, boiling water
- 1 organic lemon, cut into four pieces, washed and seeded.
- Add lemon, garlic and 1/2 cup of water into a blender. Blender until smooth.
- Add boiling water into a heatproof 16 ounce jar. Then cover and let infuse for 5 minutes.
- Drain the water through the strainer, into a large-sized mug.
- You can choose to sweeten your tea for taste. Drink at least 2-3 times daily to help treat your sinus infection.
Homeopathy is coming back strong. Due to the ease of use, use of non-toxic materials and ability to treat chronic symptoms, homeopathy medicine is becoming a good solution to individualize treatment. Any health condition can have many remedies, which allows the patient to find treatment that best suits their health, based on the exhibited symptoms. You can find homeopathic medicines at natural food stores, through your local homeopath or through online.
Below are all-natural remedies that you can check for matches in your symptoms.
Arsenicum Album: This is best used for when: nasal discharge is watery, thin, and burning; this condition tends to worsen with open-air exposure, or if you feel chilly, have a desire for warm drinks. This can be accompanied by anxiety and restlessness.
Hepar Sulph: Use this: if your discharge is coming out thick, foul-smelling, and yellow-green in color. When the nose is blocked, sinuses and facial bones become sensitive to touch. Nose is inflamed, red, and swollen with a burning pain. Especially, if you have lost your sense of smell, feel irritable and chilly. You would feel better wrapped up and warm, and cozy.
Hydrastis: Use when: nasal discharge is watery that becomes thick, yellow and foul-smelling. Both the nose and nasal passages are raw and burning. Constantly having to blow your nose. Especially when you have a severe sinus headache in the front, and post-nasal drip. Use when your nose is blocked when in contact with warm air, and when cold open air helps with discharge and helps with sinus headaches.
Kalium Bichromium: Use when: you have feelings of pressure at the root of your nose, and have a loss of smell or a foul smell; if your sinuses in the front are stuffed chronically, with persistent post nasal drip and/or nasal obstruction, or if these symptoms are worsened by open exposure to damp, cool air, and are relieved when using a warm compress.
Mercurius lodatus: Use this: if you feel worse off during the night, your nose is ulcerated and raw, suffer from extreme temperatures if your nasal discharge is green or yellow, with blood and condition is aggravated when perspiring easily.
Nux Vomica: Use when: especially outside and at night, if your nasal passages are stuffy; if you are experiencing frontal headaches, are experiencing an ease of pressure when pressed against, or feeling irritable, chilly and bothered by ambient light and noises.
Pulsatilla: Use: when you’ve lost your sense of smell and have a stuffy nose, with thick yellow, non-irritating discharge, have heavy, yet dull, maxillary and frontal sinus pressure. When nose stops draining when standing up and drains when laying down. Feels much worse being exposed from a cold to warm room; feels better in fresher air.
Silicea: Use: when in the nose there are hard-crusts that easily bleed, and have sinus pain in the maxillary and front sinuses, when bones in the nasal area are tender to touch; if a nose lost its sense of smell. Use if you are persistently feeling chilly and sneezing, yet feel better when warm.
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