The clinical term for Sinus is Sinusitis. They are found in your cheeks, in either side of the nose,at the back of the nasal cavity,between the eyes and in the forehead. Mucous Membrane is a tissue which is a thin layer found inside the nose. It protects the nose from the dust and germs that are present in the air when we breathe in.
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the mucous membrane related to any sinus. Actually there are some hollow spaces behind the bones of the face that are filled with air. We call these hollow places ‘sinuses’. When there is inflammation in the hollow places it is called sinusitis. Sinusitis may be caused due to the attack of virus, fungus or bacteria. Allergic reactions and low immunity power also lead to such a malady .Sinusitis generally occurs with the inflammation of nose.
Sinusitis causes tremendous pain and acute discomfort. There are certain antibiotics that are related to sinusitis infections. All these depend on the strains on which the patient is susceptible to. But if you want to get rid of recurring sinus infections you may try home remedies for sinusitis that are safe, non allergic and if properly used can bring an end to the disease.
There are two types of sinus infections, acute infection and chronic infection. You have to decide what type of sinus pain offers you constant discomfort. If you can do so you may easily find out the remedy quite easily.
Home Remedies for Sinusitis
- Steam inhalation – This process is not tough to follow at all. All you have to do is to take a pot full of warm water from which vapor is coming out. Now try to inhale the vapor that is going up. Go on taking this steam inhalation all through the day at least 6 or 7 times. This steam inhalation helps in the drainage of the mucus that is stuck to the membranes.
- Garlic – You may have known that garlic has a potent anti microbial and viral property. You may take half cup of garlic juice without bothering its pungent smell. Again if you add the garlic pieces to the steam inhalation you may have better result too.
- Water – Consumption of enough water helps to thin out the mucous and paves the way of drainage. Warm water also helps to offer you perfect amelioration to a great extent.
- Apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar packed with enough potassium helps to ease the sinus problems. Take two tea spoonfuls of vinegar in a bowl of warm water. Now try to sip the water in a gentle manner. Drink in this way for 4-5 times a day. This would give you enough ease as the mucous is sure to be drained.
- eucalyptus oil – Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a pot of warm water. Now bowing your head try to inhale for at least 15 minutes. Continue this process for 3 or 4 times a day.
When you eat something add enough black pepper to the dish. The more pungent your dishes are the more result is sure to ensue. Again never take bath in cold water. Try to have a plunge into warm water on a regular basis. Whenever you take some food take it hot all the time. Remember, it is the cold items that aggravate the situation.
- Fresh juice of onion with honey also helps in sinusitis.
- Black pepper(5gms) with a cup of warm milk helps in prevention of infection.
- Steam inhalation also gives a fast relief in sinusitis.
- Drink plenty of water as it helps to keep the mucus thin and helps in fast relief.
- Elevate your head while sleeping in the night.
- Dipping a small towel in cold water and then applying it on the forehead help. Once the towel becomes warm, then flip to the other side. Then again dip it in cold water.
- Ripe grape juice is an effective home remedy.
- One can lie down in a dark room for about half an hour. The soothing atmosphere will make one feel better.
- Have jalapeno pepper as quickly as possible. Very quickly the sinus will disappear and the headache will die down.
- Inhaling peppermint steam is very good. Peppermint is decongestant.
- Mix a teaspoonful of finely grounded cinnamon in a teaspoonful of water and apply it on the forehead. It relieves of headaches caused due to exposure to cold.
- Grind about 10 to 15 basil leaves with about 4 cloves and a teaspoonful of dried up ginger into paste form and place it on the forehead.
- Take hot foot bath and also place a cold compress on the forehead simultaneously.
- Prepare a paste of dry ginger adding a little milk or water and place it on the forehead.
Tips of taking care of Sinus
- Stop the usage of nose spray containing decongestant not more than for 3 days
- Consult your doctor in case you are experiencing severe sinus problem
- Drink plenty of fluids and and hot liquids
- Try lying side on the ways which will help you to breathe the best
- Inhale steam with the help of a cloth or towel
Causes of sinusitis
Air or the large amount of catarrh in the nose which blocks the hole thus causing infection. The amount of infection differs between people as some people are more prone to get lot of catarrh due to allergy of the nose. the other reason could be that the holes made for draining sinuses are small thus gets blocked easily.
- Inflammation of our sinuses, which are cavities filled with air around the eyes, nose and cheeks.
- Cold and damp weather makes it worse.
- Leaning or bending down also makes it worse.
- Sinus congestion.
Symptoms of sinus infection
Excessive or constant sneezing, pressure around the face, eyes, cheeks and head, headache, blocking of the nostrils, running nose etc. Patient could feel the pressure in the above mentioned by touch.
- Pressure type of pain in a specific area of the head or face. (for instance, behind one’s eyes).
- Face becomes tender to our touch.
- Pain becomes worse with sudden movements of the head and bending it forward.
- The worst pain is in the morning.
- Headache begins when one has a bad cold.
- Sudden temperature changes, for example going out into the cold weather from a warm room.
- Green or yellow discharge from the nose.
- Swollen and red nasal passages.
- Not feeling well.
- Moderate or mild fever.
Sinus is very discomforting and painful as one suffers from bad headache.