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Home Remedies For Sinus Infection - Treat This Painful And Frustrating Condition

Author : Jhon Napier


Sinus infection can be caused by many pathogens like bacteria, virus and fungi. Sinuses are paired air-filled cavities situated behind your eyes, nose, cheekbones and forehead. They are lined with mucus membranes and the mucus from the sinuses drains into the nasal cavity. It usually takes place when the sinuses become infected with a pathogen. It is undoubtedly a painful and frustrating condition and may affect the quality of your life.

It can cause many irritating symptoms, including headache, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, greenish or yellow nasal discharge, toothache, jaw pain, earache, bad breath, fatigue, fever, hearing problems and pain and tenderness around the eyes, nose and forehead. Conventionally, it can be treated with antibiotics, antihistamines, decongestants, or nasal sprays. There are also some proven and simple home remedies for sinus infection. These natural remedies can help you get relief from the annoying symptoms of this infection.

For instance, inhaling steam vapors is a simple and very effective remedy for this condition. It can alleviate many symptoms of this infection. Fill a bowl with hot water, wrap your head with a towel, bend over the bowl and start to inhale the steam vapors. You can add tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil in the hot water. Both these essential oils are helpful to cure bacterial sinus. Another way to reduce this problem is to take a steamy shower and let the water to run over your forehead and nose. Apple cider vinegar is one of the highly recommended home remedies for sinus infection. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and take it. Drink this mixture three times a day to get rid of the symptoms of this infection.

Garlic juice is also widely used to treat sinus infection. Garlic contains antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties and is considered as one of the best home remedies for sinus infection. Tilt your head back and put a few drops of fresh garlic juice into your nose with a medicine dropper. Try to hold your head back for some minutes. Chewing crushed garlic or eating a garlic supplement daily can also help reduce the symptoms of sinus infection. Slice some freshly peeled garlic cloves and put them in a basin of hot water. Lean your head over the basin and inhale the steam.

One of the simple home remedies for sinus infection is to cut an onion into two halves and place a piece under your nose. Ginger compress can aid you get rid of the symptoms of sinus infection. Boil two cups of water and add a one-fourth cup of grated ginger root. Let this mixture to simmer for about fifteen minutes. Then, strain the liquid. Soak a washcloth in this liquid and place it over your face. Keep it there until your symptoms subside. Applying a warm compress is another home remedy that can help you eliminate your sinus infection symptoms. Dip a washcloth in warm water and apply it on your face for few times.


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