Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue and membrane and this infection is characterized by severe headaches, fevers, and thick mucus that blocks the face area, leading to pain.
Health experts recognize two types of sinusitis – acute and chronic sinusitis. Acute sinusitis lasts less than two months, and doesn’t affect individuals more then thrice a year. Sufferers feel better within ten days. Chronic sinusitis can last for 3 months, and even longer, if not treated properly.
Sinusitis is triggered by viruses, allergens, pollutants, dangerous bacteria and fungi. Patients experience runny/stuffy nose, postnasal drip, pain and pressure in the area around the eyes, earache, swollen face, dizziness, headache, fever, sore throat, bad breath, toothache/sensitive teeth, etc.
Yet, there are many ways in which you can treat it naturally, by cleansing the sinuses and killing the bacteria and viruses in the air space between the forehead eyes, and cheeks, that cause it.
You are oftentimes advised to treat your sinus inflammation with steam inhalation, steamy showers, metholated preparations and nasal irrigation. Have you ever tried a Neti pot? Some say Vicks Vapor Rub does miracles, too.
Of course, some use over-the-counter expectorants, decongestants, cough suppressants, nasal steroid sprays and pain killers. Doctors often prescribe antibiotics and intranasal steroids. Sinus surgery is actually your last option, and it’s recommended to those who can’t find a proper solution to their issue.
The prevention depends upon the cause of your inflammation, and every “episode” has a “happy ending” when treated properly. Patients with chronic sinusitis may experience recurring bouts in cases of structural causes or allergies.
Sinusitis is usually treated with antibiotics, but these can pose serious health risks, so we suggest trying the following natural remedy instead.
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural remedy, loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and malic acid. It binds to the pathogens before it eliminates from the body.
Its oral use clears the airways and breaks up the mucus, while the potent antibacterial qualities kill bacteria, and boost the immune system.
Apple cider vinegar is also rich in electrolytes which balance the pH and alkalize the body. The regular consumption of two tablespoons will prevent the attacks of microbes.
Yet, always choose raw, unpasteurized and organic apple cider vinegar, which has preserved its ‘mother’ or sediment parts on the bottom of the bottle.
Moreover, cayenne pepper is rich in capsaicin, a strong painkiller that clears nasal congestion. To clear the airways, use a Capsinol nasal spray, or sniff some cayenne pepper. You can also drink a cup of boiled water with a spoon of pepper.
The use of this spice breaks down mucus and dilates the blood vessels. It also boosts circulation, relieves facial pain, treats sinusitis symptoms, and fights inflammation.
Here is how to prepare a homemade sinusitis remedy:
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- A bit of cayenne pepper
- Juice of one lemon
- 1teaspoon of raw honey
- 1 glass of lukewarm water
You should add all the ingredients in a glass of water, and stir well.
Gargle it for a faster relief, and drink this remedy twice daily. The effects will be experienced immediately, and in 2 days, the sinus infection will be gone!