We all would have gone through sinus infection at least once. Most often a sinus infection is caused due to cold.
Sinusitis or acute infection that has developed in the sinus is often followed by headache, ache, heaviness around the eyes and blocked nasal passages. Sinus infection can also be a chronic condition when the person is often faced with severe a headache.
Infection can be caused due to pollution, bacterial and viral action and even a fungal attack. Most of the time treatment involves steroids which can be harmful for chronic sufferers. Nasal sprays too have an opposite effect if used continuously. Home remedies can treat sinus infection effectively and also prevent its frequent recurrence.
Natural Cures For Sinus Infection
Eucalyptus oil helps in clearing air passages and offers great relief for a patient with sinus infection. Eucalyptus is also a pain killer and removes headache associated with sinus infection. Massage eucalyptus oil on your forehead for headache.
For clearing the nasal passages, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil into a pot full of boiling water. Cover your head and inhale the steam right into your nose. You will immediately feel relief.
Bromelain is an enzyme that is found in pineapples. It has strong anti inflammatory properties and can be used for treating sinus infections.
Treatment with bromelain is known to be much more effective than antibiotics.
A weak immune system can cause constant sinus infections and other diseases as well. For strengthening the immune system, vitamin C can be taken. Vitamin C acts as a decongestant by removing the action of histamines that causes allergies.
Consume citrus fruits in large quantities to remove sinus infection. Supplements too can be taken after consultation with your physician.
Garlic is anti inflammatory and antimicrobial in nature and also helps in thinning the nasal secretion causing sinusitis.
Chew 3-4 flakes of garlic to relieve the sinus infection and destroy the microbial action as well.
Teas can be prepared with a number of herbs in order to relieve sinus infection. Peppermint, chamomile and sage are good options to consider for making herbal teas.
Add one tablespoon of the chosen herb and boil it along with a cup of water. Steep for 10 minutes and drink 3-4 times a day for removing the sinus infection.
Cayenne pepper is very hot and spicy and also rich in vitamin C. Taking a teaspoon of cayenne pepper along with a glass of warm water will give you a runny nose immediately.
All the nasal blocks will flow out and you will feel much better in a few minutes.
Dark grapes are rich in antioxidants that help in relieving sinus infections. They are also high in vitamin C and boost your immune system while facilitating relief.
Take a bowl of dark grapes twice a day. You can also drink it as juice if that is preferred.
Any hot liquid, especially black coffee/tea, chicken soup, hot water, green tea etc. can help in thinning the mucous and relieving the nasal passage, thereby relieving sinus infection and pain.