Sinusitis Types, Symptoms And Treatment

Sinusitis is very common and occurs after a cold or flu. In sinusitis, the sinuses become inflamed. Sinuses are small, air-filled cavities behind your forehead and cheekbones. Sinuses produce mucus which usually drains into your nose through small channels. In sinusitis, these channels become chocked because the sinus linings are swollen and inflamed.

Types, symptoms and treatment of sinusitis

 

Types Of Sinusitis

There are four types of sinusitis.

  • Acute Sinusitis – This type of sinusitis usually starts with cold like symptoms such as a runny and stuffy nose accompanied by facial pain around the nose area and forehead. It usually starts suddenly and last for about 2-4 weeks.
  • Sub-acute Sinusitis – This type of sinusitis lasts longer than acute sinusitis. Usually takes from 4-8 weeks time to completely go away.
  • Chronic Inflammation – This is also a type of sinusitis where the symptoms tend to stay longer than 12 weeks.
  • Recurrent Sinusitis – This type of sinusitis happens several times in a year.

Symptoms Of Sinusitis

Symptoms of sinusitisThe main signs of sinusitis include:

  1. Stuffy nose
  2. Cough and congestion
  3. Fatigue
  4. Bad breath
  5. Fever
  6. Dental pain
  7. Facial Pain
  8. Pus in the nasal cavity
  9. Fever

If you have any of these symptoms, immediately go to a doctor, as he will check properly to check if there isn’t anything to worry about. And at the same time follow these home remedies to recover completely.

 

Sinusitis Treatment Naturally At Home

It is best to treat sinusitis naturally at home. Here are some natural easy-to-do home remedies for sinusitis. Do them daily until the symptoms are gone completely.

1. Steam Inhalation

Steam for sinusitisThe best way to break up thick mucus is by steam inhalation. You can also do this with a humidifier by adding some drops of essential oil in the water and switch it on at night before going to sleep. But for steam,

You need to do…

Take a small pan and boil the water. Now add a few drops of Eucalyptus or Peppermint oil in hot water. With your face down over the water, drape a towel over the back of your head and around the pan, inhale the steam.

You can also add 4-5 cloves to the boiling water instead of essential oil and take the steam. Try to take it at least twice a day until you feel relief from sinusitis.

 

2. Warm Compress

warm compress for sinusitisYou can ease the swelling and throbbing by applying warm compress on your sinuses for relief. This will loosen up the mucus and it will start flowing normally.

You need to do…

Take a washcloth. And take one cup of warm water. Soak the cloth in warm water and take out excess water by squeezing it. Now press this wet warm cloth on your cheeks, area around your nose and forehead. Now dip it again in the warm water, drain out extra water and apply pressure on your sinuses. Repeat the process until you find relief. You will also notice much difference in your breathing.

 

3. Oil Pulling By Coconut Oil

Oil pulling for sinusitisOil pulling method has been used since ages to treat a variety of infections and diseases. By using coconut oil in your oil pulling, you can cure a number of allergies and infections.

You need to do…

Take one teaspoon of coconut oil every morning on an empty stomach. Now swish it for 12-15 minutes. Spit out and wash your mouth with warm water. Brush your teeth with you regular toothpaste afterwards. This technique pulls out all the bacteria and viruses present in your mouth which are the major cause of infections and diseases. Do this daily until you notice visible changes in your sinusitis.

 

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar for sinusitis Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful natural ingredient with a huge variety of health benefits. Of which one is to treat and cure sinusitis.

You need to do…

Take one cup of hot water and add two to three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in it. Mix it and drink it at least three times daily. It will help thin out the thick excessive mucus and will provide relief in congestion and the sinus pressure. You can also mix lemon or honey drink if you can’t drink it plain.

 

5. Garlic

Garlic for sinusitisGarlic contains some unique compounds which makes it an effective antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. It also naturally relieves swelling in the nasal passages, allowing the maximum flow of mucus in the sinus cavity and eliminating infection.

You need to do…

Take 2 cloves of garlic and crush them. Now mix them with raw organic honey and consume the mixture thrice daily.

Or you can also add the crushed garlic in some mustard oil and heat it. Strain the oil and apply onto your sinuses area and massage for about 5 minutes. This will open your sinuses and your breathing will also be better afterwards.

 

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