Sinus infection can be pretty uncomfortable. Nasal blockage, throbbing pain, loss of smell - the symptoms definitely don’t sound fun.
In a nutshell, sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues in the sinuses. It is usually caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Smoking, and hormonal conditions can also trigger sinusitis. Acute sinusitis can last from seven to ten days, sometimes even more.
You must’ve experienced sinus pain at one point in your life. It’s a common condition and some people are able to recover without medications and the best way to cure it is still unknown.
So, before you run to the nearest drugstore to get antibiotics, you might want to consider alternative remedies that can help with the problem. Here are our suggestions.
Do you experience sinus problems on a regular basis? If yes, then there might be something in your environment or your diet that’s causing the infection. Pollen, smog and certain types of food are common culprits. Be more observant and try to figure out what could be causing the problem. Upgrade your air filter, get an air purifier or consider wearing a mask to keep allergies away from your airways.
Ever tried turmeric? It’s a common spice used in Middle Eastern or Indian food. It’s sometimes the wonder spice because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It offers many benefits including anti-inflammatory properties that might help with your sinus infection. To help loosen mucus and clear nasal passages, you can combine turmeric with ginger root tea. By the way, turmeric rice smells and tastes pretty awesome too.
The combination of steam and essential oil is a powerful solution to nasal infections. Just add drops of Eucalyptus or Peppermint oil in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. Breathe deeply through your nose for at least a minute. Feel free to take a break whenever it gets uncomfortable.
A simple nasal irrigation device can help clear mucus and open nasal passages. There are different kinds of devices you can use but the basic principle remains the same. You pour salt and water mixture into one nostril and the fluid flows out of the other nostril. It’s easier and more convenient than it sounds. It’s a great way to get rid of irritants without the help of prescription medicine.
Epsom salt has become quite popular because it is known to help with relaxation, but this powerful remedy can actually help with sinusitis too. It can help draw out toxins and impurities from your body. Epsom salt is made from Magnesium and Sulfate, which can help the body feel energized.
We have a special Sinus Relief blend with Peppermint Essential Oils and Cypress Essential Oils to “open up” your sinuses. These are age-old remedies that can help you feel better.
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