The Best Natural Sinusitis Remedies – A Sinus Experts Secrets
These natural remedies are increasingly being used in lieu of conventional medicine because they are being proven to be more effective.
Chronic sinusitis is a recurrent problem or lasts more than three months. It can be an extremely painful condition and can seriously affect the quality of a persons life.
When nasal congestion occurs due to swollen sinus membranes, this creates a perfect environment for bacterial and fungal infections to take hold.
Acute sinusitis is usually caused by the common cold whereas chronic sinusitis can be caused by a variety of reasons such as; recurring bouts of acute sinusitis combined with a low immune system, allergies, fungal infections, nasal polyps (growth in the sinuses) or tumours, deviated nasal septum, trauma to the face (a fractured or broken bone may obstruct the sinuses), medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, HIV and other immune system diseases, immune system cells (with certain health conditions immune cells called eosinophils can cause inflammation), regular exposure to pollutants such as cigarette smoke. The key element to all of the foregoing is bacterial and/or fungal infection.
The symptoms can include one, several or all of the following; sinus/facial tenderness, pressure and pain, pain felt in ears, jaws and teeth, tiredness, dizziness, post nasal drip and a green nasal discharge, nasal congestion, reduced sense of smell, cough, sore throat, bad breath, nausea.
These natural remedies are extremely effective and have helped many people get rid if their sinusitis.
Natural nasal sprays – SinuSoothe in particular is doctor recommended and contains natural ingredients which relieve inflammation, nasal congestion, sinus pain, headaches, removes airborne irritants etc. SinuSoothe is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and therefore kills any infection present. In addition it contains natural anti-histamines that relieve a runny, itchy nose and sneezing etc. and desensitizes the nasal passages to allergens. It also removes airborne allergens. SinuSoothe can be used long term, is non – addictive and has no side effects. It provides not only a ‘quick fix’ but also a long term solution for sinusitis sufferers.
Saline nasal sprays – Saline nasal sprays such as Sterimar may be useful for moisturising the nasal passages, removing airborne irritants and relieving nasal congestion. They can be either isotonic or hypertonic solutions. These can be used long term, have no side effects and are non-addictive. However they are not particularly useful at reducing histamine (which causes allergic rhinitis). It is completely safe and non-addictive.
Nasal irrigation – A neti pot is used to irrigate the sinuses with either an isotonic or hypertonic solution. An isotonic solution has the same salt concentration as your body. A hypertonic solution has a higher salt content and may be more useful at drawing moisture and mucous from the sinuses. This may help reduce inflammation and relieve nasal congestion. It is a good practice for keeping your sinuses clean and removing irritants. It is completely safe provided you use the correct saline solution.
Anti-histamines – Sinusitis caused by nasal allergies would greatly benefit from the use of natural anti-histamines. Butterbur, quercetin and stinging nettle are all excellent natural anti-histamines and do not cause side effects. Butterbur has been clinically proven to be just as effective as the over the counter anti-histamines.
Stop getting stressed – A small amount of stress is fine so long as it is not ‘distress’. Pressure is healthy and can provide motivation. When we are overwhelmed we feel stressed out and it contributes to ill health. Relaxation and taking time outs are essential and there are lots of herbs/supplements available which can assist relaxation if you find it hard to switch off.
Exercise – Exercise has been known to reduce sinusitis symptoms since the endorphins released during exercise act as natural painkiller. It can also improve immune function provided it is not over strenuous. Exercise energises the body.
Improving immune system – Eating a nutritional diet and supplementing with the essential vitamins and minerals is essential to having a strong immune system. Vitamin C. B complex, garlic, zinc, multi-vitamins etc. can all be found at health stores and can be beneficial.
Reduce inflammation – Natural anti-inflammatories such as omega oils, turmeric and ginger can be just as effective as Ibuprofen etc. but without the side effects. By reducing inflammation in the sinuses you will reduce the symptoms of sinusitis.
Pollen barriers – Pollen barriers such as special barrier gel inside the nostrils can catch pollen before it enters the nasal passages thus relieving hay fever symptoms.
As with all medical conditions you should consult your doctor before undertaking new treatments.
Learn more about natural sinusitis treatments and natural nasal sprays . Stop by Rachel Scott’s site. Rachel Scott has a Ph.D. in Ethnobotany and works for SinuSoothe LLC. She is one of the worlds leading experts in treating sinusitis.