Sinusitis How To Get Rid Of A Sinus Infection Without Antibiotics

Published on July 28th, 2013 | by Tom

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How To Get Rid Of A Sinus Infection Without Antibiotics

When was the last time you find yourself suffering from nasal stuffiness and pressure-like Pain in the nasal passage? Those are common symptoms of a Sinus Infection. So what should you do if you are infected?  Actually there are lots of things to do before you apply drug therapy. This article will help you with natural remedies for sinus infection.

Causes of sinus infection

Sinuses, cavities in the head and around the eyes may easily get blocked with mucus, and then bacteria will overgrowth in the sinus, causing inflammation and infection. Sinus infection can be classified into 2 major types. The first one is acute sinusitis triggered by the overgrowth of bacteria in the sinus. Acute sinusitis usually last for less than 4 weeks. As for the other type, chronic sinus infection, caused by growing bacteria and fungus, can last for 3 months, with symptoms of swelling and inflammation of the sinus.

Symptoms of sinus infection

  • · Nasal stuffiness
  • · Facial pain
  • · Yellow discharge
  • · Loss of smell
  • · Dental pain
  • · Congestion
  • · Fatigue

Natural remedies for sinus infection

1. Diet adjustment: Adjustment in diet is very effective for the treatment of sinus infection. While you are infected, try a moderate diet which consist of more proportion of whole grains, beans, green vegetables, and soups. Foods like flour, eggs, processed foods, sugar and dairy products should be eliminated from your diet since those foods can accelerate the forming of mucus. And remember to drink a lot of water.

2. Herbs and drinks: Herbs like cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, and horseradish is useful in dissolving and eliminating mucus, so add them into your meals. And a small teaspoon of crushed horseradish with Lemon juice proves to be an amazing natural remedy for sinus infection which will help you with a quick relief of the nasal congestion.

3. Apple cider vinegar: Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey into 8 ounce of water and drink it once per day. You will find it effective especially at the early stage of your infection for apple cider vinegar helps to dissolve excessive mucus in the nasal passage.

4. Grapefruit seed extract: Grapefruit seed extract can be served as a potent antibiotic. It can effectively cure sinus infection by curbing the overgrowth of pathogens, one of the causes of sinusitis.

5. Create Your Own Saline Solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a mug with 1\2 cup of boiling water. Add Cold water until the salt and baking soda dissolve in the mug. Stir them and fill the nasal aspirator with the mixture. Lean your head slightly to the nose that has been blocked and squeeze the solution into it. Let it flow into your sinus and remember to stand near to the sink to drain your solution.

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