by Kim Caterim

Sinus attack

Sinusitis can cause office infections

Sinus attack
Sinusitis can cause mucous floods in the office

Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses and when blocked, it becomes filled with fluid and germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) which can grow and cause an infection.

Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include the common cold, allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), nasal polyps (small growths in the lining of the nose), or a deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity).

There are different types of sinusitis,  and these could start off as cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy nose and facial pain that often lasts for up to 2 weeks. Acute sinusitis can last for 4 weeks.

Some of the primary symptoms of acute sinusitis include:

Facial pain/pressure, nasal stuffiness, nasal discharge, loss of smell and cough/congestion.

Additional symptoms may include:

Fever, bad breath, fatigue and dental pain

Acute sinusitis may be diagnosed when a person has two or more symptoms and/or the presence of thick, green, or yellow nasal discharge.

A stuffy nose may seem like a winter staple. Still, if you’ve been congested and experiencing other uncomfortable symptoms for weeks, you could have a sinus infection.

These types of infections usually go away with time, but some severe and persistent cases require antibiotics.

Here are 10 signs you may need more than a few tissues to cure your "cold."

Sinus infections are nasty beasts. They leave you exhausted, drowning in green snot, seeing double from face pain, and ready to beg your doctor for antibiotics. Unfortunately antibiotics only kill bacteria, but a whopping 90 percent of sinus infections are caused by viruses. Research has proven definitively that antibiotics won't change the course of most sinus infections.

 

Natural Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

 

There are a lot of different available treatments that works to clear nasal passages. Onions, for example, contain enough level of sulfur to serve as antibacterial. One can cut a portion of onions and inhale it, but this can cause irritation to the eyes. Instead, chop the onion into fine pieces and add it to a pot of boiling water. Boil for five minutes. This can be inhaled to relieved a clogged nose.

 

Horseradish can also be used for congestion. Grate the radish into fine pieces and hold a pinch of it in your mouth for a few minutes. The flavor of the horseradish moves up to your sinus and eases and dissolves the mucus formed. When the flavor has evaporated, swallow the grated radish to eliminate the mucus from your throat.

 

Mix 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey with 8 ounce of water. This mixture can help remove sinus infection in just few days. Or simply take 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar 3 times a day. It can also be used in steaming. Fifty percent of ACV plus fifty percent of water can be an extraordinarily powerful mixture, heat it and inhale the steam with your mouth. The warmth coming from it can also help kill bacteria.

 

If your sinus infection has already irritatingly grown and becomes chronic in nature, you can use Grapefruit Seed Extract to treat it. The grapefruit has antifungal and antibacterial components that can effectively cure sinus infection. It can be found in liquid or pill form. This may cause allergies to some people and can only be taken with doctor’s advice.

 

Drinking water regularly can keep a person away from any forms of nasal and sinus infection. Water can wash up mucus on the throat. It carries away any forms of bacteria and fungal build-ups. 

 

 

 

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