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Home remedies For Sinus Problems

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

True misery is the pain and swelling caused by sinus inflammation. The bones around the nose, the eyes and the cheeks are lined with membranes that produce mucus, which function to warm and moisten inhaled air, plus to filter out any germs. When congested and unable to drain properly, the mucus continues to accumulate, stagnate and become infected.

Just because you have sinus symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have an infection. Strive for an indoor environment that’s not too dry and not too humid. “Dust mites love greater than 50% humidity,” Lavi warns. And if you’re allergic to dust mites, that’s bad news for your sinuses.

Vaporizers can keep you more comfortable if you are in the midst of a sinus problem, Leftwich says. But you need to have it close by. “It doesn’t do any good to have a vaporizer on the other side of the room.” And, he warns, the devices must be cleaned daily to keep bacteria from growing in them.

Best Home Remedies For Sinus

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

True misery is the pain and swelling caused by sinus inflammation. The bones around the nose, the eyes and the cheeks are lined with membranes that produce mucus, which function to warm and moisten inhaled air, plus to filter out any germs. When congested and unable to drain properly, the mucus continues to accumulate, stagnate and become infected.

Sinusitis is caused by an infection in the liver, or in the dental area (caused by modern dentistry), or somewhere else. But wherever it comes from, the infection spreads to the sinuses.

You must fix the original infection (e.g. a liver flush and/or have a special biological dentist fix your teeth infections) plus the sinus infection itself. If you don’t fix both infections, you cannot cure sinusitis.

This infection can be controlled to some degree, by diet. For example, if a person with sinusitis drinks dairy products it will likely inflame their sinuses (Only people with Type A blood can digest dairy products).

Some Of The Reasons for Sinus are :

* Excessive dairy consumption (cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt)

* Environmental allergies

* Tobacco and pollution irritation

* Food allergies

* Dental infection

* Fungal infection in the sinus cavity

* Systemic Candida albicans (overgrowth of yeast)

* Colds and flu symptoms

Remedy for Sinusitis

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
  • Raw vegetable juice is beneficial in treating sinusitis. Combine 300 ml of carrot juice, 100 ml of cucumber juice, 100 ml of beet juice and 200 ml of spinach juice and drink on a daily basis.
  • Consuming fruits rich in Vitamin A is effective in sinusitis. One of the richest sources of the vitamin is mango. So, patients suffering from sinus should have lots of mangoes. Other food products rich in Vitamin A include pumpkin, leafy vegetables, egg yolk, tomatoes, papaya, carrots, curd and whole milk.
  • Roast 100 grams of cumin seeds and mix them with 200 grams of pure ghee. Consume daily. It is one of the most effective ways to cure sinusitis.
  • Take a tsp of black cumin seeds and tie them in a thin cloth. Inhaling from the cloth would be effective in reducing sinusitis.
  • Boil a tsp of fenugreek seeds in half a glass of water, until the decoction reduces to half. Consuming 3 to 4 cups of this tea would help in expelling all the toxins, increasing the perspiration rate and thereby reducing fever, along with sinusitis.
  • Pungent smelling vegetables, like onion and garlic, are helpful in curing sinusitis. Inhaling their smell would also prove to be beneficial.
  • Steam is effective in curing sinusitis. It opens the nasal passage by draining the sinuses and making mucous flow easy.
  • Avoid cold items and oily stuff. They trigger the upper respiratory diseases, instead of lessening them.
  • Gargling with salted lukewarm water is beneficial in treating sinusitis. For this, add a pinch of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and gargle with it.
  • Prepare ginger or cinnamon tea and drink it when it is slightly on the hotter side. It is helpful in curing sinusitis.

Sinus Infection

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Sinus Infection Causes 

Acute sinusitis usually follows a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract, but allergy-causing substances (allergens) or pollutants may also trigger acute sinusitis. Viral infection damages the cells of the sinus lining, leading to inflammation. The lining thickens, obstructing the nasal passage. This passage connects to the sinuses. The obstruction disrupts the process that removes bacteria normally present in the nasal passages, and the bacteria begin to multiply and invade the lining of the sinus. This causes the symptoms of sinus infection. Allergens and pollutants produce a similar effect.

Sinus Infection Treatment

Home care can help open the sinuses and alleviate their dryness.

1. Promote drainage
2. Drink plenty of water and hydrating beverages such as hot tea.
3. Inhale steam two to four times per day by leaning over a bowl of hot water (not while the water is on the stove) or using a steam vaporizer. Inhale the steam for about 10 minutes. Taking a hot, steamy shower may also work. Mentholated preparations, such as Vicks Vapo-Rub, can be added to the water or vaporizer to aid in opening the passageways.
4. Thin the mucus: Expectorants are drugs that help expel mucus from the lungs and respiratory passages. They help t thin mucous secretions, enhancing drainage from the sinuses. The most common is guaifenesin (contained in Robitussin and Mucinex, for example). Over-the-counter (OTC) liquid cough medications or prescription tablets can also combine decongestants and cough suppressants to reduce symptoms as well as to eliminate the need for the use of many medications. Read label ingredients to find the right combination of ingredients or ask the pharmacist for help.
5. Relieve pain: Pain medication such as ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil are examples), aspirin, and naproxen (Aleve) can reduce pain and inflammation. These medications help to open the airways by reducing swelling. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used for pain and fever but does not help with the inflammation.

6. Bacteria that normally cause acute sinusitis are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. These microorganisms, along with Staphylococcus aureus and some anaerobes (bacteria that live without oxygen), are involved in chronic sinusitis.

When to Seek Medical Care

Call a doctor when experiencing pain or pressure in the upper face accompanied by nasal congestion or discharge, postnasal drip, or ongoing bad breath unrelated to dental problems.

Fever can be a symptom of a sinus infection or a cold. Simple congestion with a low-grade fever probably indicates a cold and may not call for medications or antibiotics. Those also experiencing facial pain or headaches may have a sinus infection.

A doctor often can treat simple sinusitis. If left undiagnosed and untreated complications of sinusitis can occur that may lead to severe medical problems and possibly death. The following complications are medical emergencies and require immediate treatment in a hospital’s emergency department:

1. Headache, fever, and soft tissue swelling over the frontal sinus may indicate an infection of the frontal bone, called Pott’s puffy tumor or osteomyelitis. Usually, this complication is limited to children.
2. Infection of the eye socket may result from ethmoid sinusitis. The eyelid may swell and become droopy. Fever and severe illness are usually present. A person with this infection may lose the ability to move the eye, and permanent– blindness may result.
3. Ethmoid or frontal sinusitis may also cause the formation of a blood clot in the sinus area around the front and top of the face. Symptoms may be similar to those of eye socket infection with the addition of a fixed and dilated pupil. This condition usually affects both sides of the face.
4. If a person experiences mild personality changes, headache, neck stiffness, high fever, altered consciousness, visual problems, or seizures, infection may have spread to the brain. Coma and even death may follow.


Friday, August 11th, 2006

The sinuses are four pairs of hollow spaces in the bones of the face lined with mucous membranes and connected to the nose. The sinuses allow air to flow freely within the spaces in and out of the nose. Small hairs in the sinuses (cilia) regularly help move mucous out through the nose. When the small openings from the nose to the sinus cavities (sinus ostia) are blocked, or when too much mucous is produced, inflammation can occur within sinus cavities and cause acute sinusitis.

Approximately 31 million people in the U. S. suffer from acute sinusitis each year. Some individuals particularly susceptible to sinusitis have several bouts of sinusitis every year and many have chronic sinusitis.

Symptoms of sinus

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Symptoms of sinus congestion and sinus infection (Acute sinusitis):

  • Pain and facial tenderness around the eyes, forehead or cheeks.
  •  Eye pain 
  • Teeth pain 
  • Pain in the roof of the mouth. 
  • Sinus headaches-originating at the center forehead, temples or cheekbones. 
  • Sinus congestion and nasal congestion 
  • Yellow or green nasal discharge. 
  • Sinus bad breath 
  • Sinus cough, especially at night when lying down slows drainage. 
  • Constant sinus drainage at the back of the throat. 
  • A tickling sinus cough caused by constant drainage. 
  • Sore throat 
  • Lethargy Fever.

Symptoms of Sinus Allergies

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Some of the symptoms of these allergies are very common but should not be ignored – a runny nose, excessive sneezing (it can be 8 to 10 times in a row), itching nose (feel like scratching), sore throat, bad breath, watery eyes, postnasal drips which can be very irritating, loss of taste and smell and excess coughing, specially in the night. Any one or more of these symptoms are enough to make a person weak and fatigued all the time. 

Causes of Sinus Allergies

Friday, August 11th, 2006

There are several airborne substances that we inhale through our mouth and nose. Many of these irritate the sinuses and can lead to allergies. For example, Pollen, which is nothing but a small particle released by flowering plant, enters our body while breathing. The mucus that is present in sinuses ambushes that dirt as a defense mechanism to prevent it from entering our lungs.

However, the mucus cannot cope with the relentless onslaught. Over time, these pollen allergens prevent the mucus from draining properly, which then accumulates and becomes the perfect breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. This leads to nasal blocks and infections.

Over time, ragweed and pollen lead to allergies. Hay Fever, which is a serious problem, starts with ragweed and pollen allergy but is often ignored because the symptoms are very similar – itchy and flowing nose etc. If not cured on time, it can lead to major disorders.

Other allergens that can cause sinus inflammation are dirt, pollution, animal hair, food particles cloth fibers, mold, dead insects remains and wastes, and other remains.