The symptoms of sinusitis are very troubling and irritating, home remedies for sinus infection are very effective in relieving the symptoms and helping the body to cure the problem in a short time. Sinus infection is referred to a situation where a person has inflamed and blocked sinus due to bacterial, fungal or viral infection. Sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull behind forehead and above nasal bone, these are lined along with mucus membrane and mucus drains out and air keeps getting circulated within these when a person is in normal state of health. When sinus openings get blocked then bacterial or fungal infection can occur to cause the problem, usually blockage of sinus openings occur due to excessive mucus buildup. Sinuses are in close proximity to brain and on aggravation of the problem it can cause life threatening situation in some cases due to invasion of anaerobic bacteria into the brain. In extreme cases mild personality changes, abscesses, meningitis and visual problems can occur.
Home remedies for sinus infection are effective in controlling the infection and also helps the body in keeping the problem under control even in extreme cases. Home remedies for sinus infection are also recommended because they are safe and cast no side effects on health and neither contradicts with any other ongoing treatment.
Headache or facial pain of a dull constant or aching sort along with blocked nose is common symptom of acute and chronic sinus infection. Pain is often localized and gets worsen when a person lies down or bends over. Thick nasal discharge which may be green in color and may contain pus or blood, pain and infection in the eye socket, problem in inner ear and localized headache or toothache are also symptoms of sinus infection. Bad breath, loss of smell, cough getting worse in the night, sore throat, fever and fatigue are other symptoms of sinus infection. Home remedies for sinus infection are capable enough to relieve the symptoms and provide relief in a short time.
Allergies, structural problems like deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps and chronic cough are few commonly found causes of sinus infection. Though all the possible causes of sinus infection are not known yet, tooth infection, inflammation and infection in maxillary sinuses, abnormality in auditory and eustechian tube and passive smoking are also reckoned as few other causes of sinus infection. Poor functioning of sinus hairs which are responsible for draining the mucus out of sinus openings is also commonly found cause of sinus infection. Home remedies for sinus infections can provide safe and quick relief caused by inflammation or infection in sinus due to any of these reasons.
Ginger provides few effective home remedies for sinus infection. Crush a piece of ginger and apply juice of it on the forehead to relieve headache and facial pain. Crush a piece of ginger and add it to cup of boiling water, take half teaspoon of black pepper powder and add it to the mixture, let the water boil for few minutes. Drink this mixture hot after straining two three times in a day to clear nasal blocking and reducing mucus formation. Add a piece of crushed ginger to cup of regular tea, this works as one of the simplest home remedies for sinus infections.
Add few drops of pine oil and eucalyptus oil in hot water cover head with a towel and inhale the steam of this mixture. The steam of this mixture effectively clears nasal passage and relieves the pain and fights infection to clear sinus openings.
For people suffering with chronic cough and nasal blockages due to excessive mucus buildup rubbing few drops of olive oil on forehead and nose and eyes is the best preventive home remedies for sinus infections. The application of olive oil prevents nasal blockage and reduce chances of sinus infection to minimum.
Adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and consume it two three times in a day. This also works as one of the effective home remedies for sinus infection. Drinking lemonade regularly is preventive as well as curative remedy for sinus infection. Mixing honey and apple cider vinegar one teaspoon each in glass of hot water and consuming it two three times in a day is another one of the useful home remedies for sinus infection.
One of the most effective home remedies for sinus infection is provided by ginger and lotus root. Take a piece of ginger and lotus root and crush them with little amount of water to form a paste. Apply this paste on the forehead for immediate relief from headache and facial pain and also to clear the infection in a short time.
Drinking tea made up of elderberry flowers or peppermint few times in a day is also an effective treatment for sinus infection. Gargling two times in a day with a mixture made by mixing grinded cloves or clove powder, cayenne pepper in powder form and crushed ginger in glass of hot water also provides relief from pain and helps the body in clearing blocked nasal passage.
For clearing nasal passage and headache and facial pain caused by sinus infection general pain balm also provides effective remedy. Mix a teaspoon of pain balm in hot water and inhale its steams, one can also apply balm on clean cloth soaked in hot water and inhale the vapors by keeping it close to nose for quick relief from symptoms of sinus infection.
Eating pungent smelling foods like ginger and garlic is one of the useful home remedies for sinus infection and also very effective curative diet. Eat lots of mangoes during summer season to supplement the body with vitamin A. Mangoes work as preventive as well as curative remedy for sinus infection. Apart from mangoes, consumption of beet root, spinach, carrots, tomatoes and pineapple also form very supportive diet for curing sinus infection. Avoid sugary products, milk, ice cream and alcohol completely to cure the infection. Drinking hot fluids is very beneficial, consumption of jaggary after meals is also treated as useful habit for preventing mucus buildup and preventing infections.