Sinus infection, also referred to as sinusitis, is a condition resulting from bacterial infection of the mucus membranes in the sinuses and nasal passages causing them to become inflamed. Symptoms of Sinus infection include; persistent headaches, nasal congestion and discharge, frequent sneezing, irritating coughs, fever, dizziness, bad breath and general body discomfort. Sinusitis can either be acute or chronic.
Nowadays, there are several very effective remedies for sinus infection. Some are natural remedies, which are considered as the best, while others are physician prescribed drugs. Most people with Sinusitis opt for the common antibiotics or antihistamines such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and moxifloxacin. Such drugs may offer faster relief but have a high risk of side effects because they kill both the good and bad bacteria weakening the immune system. This leaves you susceptible to other infections. The widespread use of such drugs has also led to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of Sinusitis causing bacteria, that are more difficult to treat using modern medication.
There are very many effective and natural remedies for sinus infection that exist today, but most people are not aware of them. They are a lot cheaper and can alleviate all the symptoms and completely heal sinus infections. One of them is using Echinacea and Goldenseal herbal extracts which can be found at most local health-food stores or on online health stores. They come in tablet form, bottled or packed as a tea with instructions on how take for them to be effective.
Another way is to use Ginger and Eucalyptus herb tea, inhalants, rubs or capsules. Ginger is known to have great anti-inflammatory properties which would help reduce the swelling of mucus membranes in the sinuses. Eucalyptus is antiseptic in nature, this helps with killing inflammation causing bacteria.
Saline rinsing and nasal washouts are able to reduce nasal congestion with time. This is done by using steam treatments where there’s regular inhalation of steam, or by using saturated salty water and a neti-pot, to relax mucus membranes and loosen mucus for it to be flashed out easily. Drinking lots of water or liquids will help keep the membrane wet which in turn reduces the pain and removes phlegm. Vaporizers or vapor rubs can be used at night to ease the dried out mucous membranes and nasal spaces.
Peppermint is a great way to stop the irritation caused by sinus infection. The irritation is what mainly causes the persistent headaches and nasal pains. Avoiding sugar intake is also essential to help reduce pain and to allow for quicker healing. Taking high quality Vitamin or mineral supplements on a daily basis has been proven to help with faster Sinusitis infection recovery.
Nebulizers, nasal sprays, and aerosolizing and devices are very effective for chronic sinusitis because they are able to distribute fine mists of medication throughout the nasal passages reaching the infected parts that are not reachable using other methods of treatment.
In conclusion, keeping the environment around you very clean, eating proper diets and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated are the best ways to prevent Sinus infections.Using the above sinusitis treatments, guarantees fast action and the expected results at relatively low costs.