How to Treat your Sinus Infection Naturally.
Sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection called Sinusitis.
It is possible to get some relief from sinus infection by using some DIY home remedies.
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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms include a blocked nose, headache, facial pain and fever. Sinus infections usually clear up on their own in two to three weeks. Meanwhile, you can use these natural home remedies to relieve pain, clear congestion and reduce your recovery time.
1. Steam inhalation
Breathing in steam can help to thin mucus and drain the sinuses. Boil water in a saucepan and transfer it to a large bowl. Cover your head in a towel and lower it over the basin. The cloth should create a tent to keep your face surrounded in steam. Breathe in deeply for 10 minutes. To make the treatment even more effective, add a few drops of a decongestant essential oil to the water. Try peppermint, eucalyptus, sage or wintergreen.
2. Cayenne pepper
The active ingredient in cayenne pepper, capsaicin, can help treat a sinus infection in two ways. It thins mucus to make breathing easier and it relieves the pain of a sinus headache. Mix half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more if you’re spice-tolerant) into a cup of boiling water and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Inhale the steam while it’s hot. When it cools a little, drink it down.
Horseradish is a mild antibiotic which increases facial circulation and promotes the discharge of mucus. Grate a large horseradish root and stir in a tablespoon of honey and the juice of one lemon. Store the mixture in a sealed jar and take one tablespoon four times a day. Alternatively, put one teaspoon of grated horseradish in your mouth. Hold it there to clear your nasal passages. When the flavor dissipates swallow it to clear mucus at the back of your throat.
………10. Face massage
A face massage can help to unblock your nose and provide temporary relief from sinus pain. Use both your index fingers to apply rotating pressure to your forehead at the inner corners of your eyebrows. After about 20 seconds, move your fingers down and continue the rotating massage on either side of the bridge of your nose. Next apply pressure to your cheek bones. Stroke your face from cheekbones to ears and use your index fingers to push down behind the earlobes.
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