Sinusitis is the swelling and pain caused by sinus inflammation. The sinus is the one responsible for filtering oxygen when we inhale. This removes unwanted germs and dirt. When congested, the sinus builds up on mucus and becomes infected.
Causes of Chronic Sinus Infections:
• Environmental allergies
• Eating too much Dairy products
• Food Allergies
• Fungal Infection in the sinus cavity
• Nicotine or tobacco irritation
• Dental Infection
• Systemic Candida Albicans
Treating Sinus Infection with Medication:
It can be treated with prescription antibiotics, surgery, and anti-inflammatories. It is common for people to take five different medications at the same time to treat sinus infections.
Natural Remedies for Sinusitis:
Use a Neti pot to remove mucus. Puts 2 cups of warm water and a teaspoon of sea salt in the pot and insert the tip of the spout in one nostril. Tilt your head until the water from the Neti pot comes out the other nostril. Avoid tilting your head too much, this will cause the water to go down your throat. Repeat on other nostril.
Avoid mucus forming ingredients such as dairy, eggs, processed food and sugar. Drink plenty of water to lessen congestion.
Herbs can help lessen or even eliminate mucus build-up. Use herbs such as
• Lemon juice
Add these ingredients to your cooking. Add it in soups or make them into teas.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit contains natural antibiotics, that stop bacteria, parasites and viruses. It also stops the yeast Candida that could cause the sinusitis. You can purchase Grapefruit seed extract nasal spray in local markets.
Apple cider vinegar:
An easy recipe to remove congestion is a combination or 2 teaspoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of raw honey and 6 ounces of water. Drink this mixture 3 times a day for 5 days to remove mucus build-up.
Chronic sinusitis can be debilitating for some people and can cause a great deal of irritation. Taking care of your body and health is important. So try out some of this all natural tips and remedies to cure your sinus infection.