Home Remedies For Sinus Infection


Sinus infection or Sinusitis is nothing but an inflammation of the sinuses; due to viral, fungal or some bacterial infection. Sinuses are gaps between the skull; especially; just behind the nasal cavity and forehead and the symptoms of sinus infection are in the form of a sudden headache and running nose with the slightest of exposition to pollution; though it may not necessarily be so. These vacant spaces in the skull are filled with air and are susceptible to viral attacks. Only a person who has sinusitis can best explain the agony; that he/she goes through when there is an attack.

Home Remedies For Sinus Infection

Since, the body immune system cannot do much to fight this malady; medication is required to combat it and sinus infection remedy is the only alternative. Over the counter self medication can complicate things further; so the best alternative without side effect is home remedy, more over it is cost effective also. The remedy, of course depends on the severity of the attack and these attacks can be classified into chronic and mild.

It has been observed that by putting a singe of salt solution in the nose when an attack transpires, helps in clearing up the mucus and reducing the swelling; however it should be made certain that the quantity of the salt does not exceed 1/4th of a teaspoon in a cup measure. Sinus infection remedies include steam vapor, with finely chopped garlic and basil tea should be imbibed frequently as it helps in clearing up the congestion.

Dairy products and the imbibing of Alcohol should be refrained from, as they give impetus to the building up of mucus and the medication proves ineffective. The inhaling of fresh early morning air also helps in clearing up the nasal passage. Vicks humidifier is also a good investment for treating the symptoms of sinus.The eating of fenugreek and marshmallow are also beneficial in treating the symptoms of sinusitis.

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