Symptoms And Natural Remedies.
Sinusitis is a sinus infection and usually occurs when an excess of mucus develops or there is a blockage of these. There are several types of sinusitis, and usually do not pass easily.
Most likely, your doctor will recommend drug treatment for severe cases, but at the onset of or in parallel with drugs, you can also try some effective natural remedies, even at your home! Here's what you can do to help your sinus pass more easily!
Unfortunately, there are many factors that can cause sinusitis and it can be difficult to find out exactly what caused your sinusitis. But the symptoms of a sinus infection are pretty much the same:
- Swelling in the face
- Pain in the sinuses and behind the eyes
- Sinus pressure
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Nasal discharge
Sinusitis: natural remedies at hand
- Hydration. Try to hydrate properly to help naturally soften the mucus. Be careful to consume liquids without caffeine, sugar and alcohol - herbal teas, water or vegetable soup are the best liquids you can consume in such cases.
- Balance your intestinal flora. "Good" bacteria, also known as intestinal flora, are composed of thousands of different species of bacteria living in the intestines. Approximately 80% of the immune system is in the intestine, and the trillions of good bacteria that make up the intestinal flora take care to regulate the immune system and general health in many different ways. When this community is disturbed or compromised, it can quickly become unbalanced and lead to a lack of good bacteria, especially in your sinus. How so? Well, the sinuses, nose and mouth are just digestive tract extensions. An unhealthy intestinal flora or one that has a limited amount of bacterial species can often lead to chronic inflammation, and one of the ways in which it can occur is a sinus infection. Inflammation of the mucous membrane causes blockage of drainage channels and sinus fluid, which then leads easily to an infection.
So, what is to be done?
It's vital to start eating fermented and probiotic foods! To help restore your healthy intestinal bacteria, be sure to consume naturally fermented foods and beverages that introduce live bacterial cultures into the digestive system. Fermented foods such as cooked cabbage, fermented milk, milk, kefir, yoghurt, kimchi and kombucha naturally contain probiotics and the more probiotics in the diet, the better!
Consume naturally anti-viral herbal teas
Although there is an area dedicated to antibiotics, we can not ignore the fact that they are often overused and truly useless. Not only are antibiotics ineffective against viral infections, they also have potential negative side effects, including the destruction of intestinal flora.
Taking even one cycle of antibiotics, you will notice that intestinal flora will significantly weaken. Also, as many of us are accustomed to taking antibiotics, the bacterium itself is becoming more resistant to antibiotics, and our immune systems are weakening over time.
What to do: try to introduce antiviral foods and plants into your daily diet:
- Oregano oil
- Manuka Honey
- C vitamin Consumes natural decongestions
Tons and teas made with natural decongesting ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, lemon, horseradish, garlic, hot chocolate and apple vinegar are wonderful to help clean the nasal passages. They are also fantastic in stimulating and supporting the immune system, in addition to offering anti-inflammatory benefits.
Alternating hot and cold compresses will increase circulation in the area, but also relieve pressure caused by sinusitis and pain. Simply keep a warm, slightly damp cloth over your eyes and nose for 3-4 minutes, then change it with a cold for 30 seconds. Repeat this repeatedly. Hot compression helps to thin the mucus, while cold relieves pain.
Also, as a bonus, ginger tea will further contribute to relieving inflammation. Scrape a piece of ginger into a cup and pour boiled water over. Leave the mixture infused for 10 minutes. Once this tea has cooled enough, soak the towel in warm ginger tea and apply it as a compress, just as you did earlier.