Sinusitis

What Is Sinusitis ?

An inflammation (redness and soreness) or infection of the sinuses (air filled spaces that make mucus) is defined as sinusitis. Sinusitis can be acute (for a short while) or chronic and may also remain for several days and recur.

What Triggers Sinusitis ?

  • Bacterial infection
  • Fungal infection
  • Allergic to certain triggers
  • A weakened immune system
  • Smoking
  • Dental problems
  • Asthma

How Would You Know If You Have Sinusitis ?

  • You may experience nasal congestion with white or greenish discharge
  • Feeling of pressure inside the head
  • Eye pain
  • Headache (worse early morning)
  • Though rare, but may experience cheek pain
  • Fever
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Cough

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Try moist heat to loosen the blocked sinuses and nose. A warm shower twice a day may also help.
  • In case the over the counter medications are unable to relieve your symptoms, it is best to see a doctor.
  • Your doctor will examine you physically, ask questions about your symptoms and suggest a few medical tests.
  • Your doctor may suggest you a surgery or prescribe you a medication for the same

Are There Any Natural Remedies To Fight Sinusitis ?

You can try these effective natural remedies to get rid of sinusitis:

1. Carom (Ajwain) Therapy

Ingredients: Ajwain Seeds, Boiling water

Ways to Use:

To a bowl of boiling water add a tablespoon of carom seeds. Place the bowl under your face and cover your head and neck with a towel.

Inhale and take deep breaths to clear away the sinuses.

2. Basil (Tulsi)

Ingredients: Basil (Tulsi), Water

Ways to Use:

Chew a few fresh leaves of tulsi early morning on an empty stomach.  You can also choose to add tulsi leaves to your tea during the day.

3. Eucalyptus Oil

Ingredients: Eucalyptus Oil

Ways to Use:

To a boiling bowl of water, add 3-5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Slowly inhale the steam from the bowl. Take short breaks while inhaling.

Repeat this twice daily. You may also add 1-2 drops of the oil on a small handkerchief and inhale after short intervals.

4. Turmeric

Ingredients: Turmeric

Ways to Use:

It is best recommended to chew a raw turmeric root on an empty stomach to effectively cure blocked sinuses.

If it is difficult for you to do so, you can have turmeric with warm water. You can also add honey to make it palatable

So, if troubled with blocked sinuses, try these natural remedies to get rid of it instantly.

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