Sinus infections are awful and can leave us feeling near death in some cases. Luckily for us, there are several effective natural remedies that can have our sinuses cleared up in no time.
These natural remedies can provide the relief we need from things like sinus pain and pressure. The medical term for sinus infections is Sinusitis; this is used to describe the inflammation of the nasal cavities as well as the sinuses. This is a very serious issue that can make it difficult for the affected person to breathe. This is often an issue caused by an infection with a fungal, bacterial, allergic. or viral cause. This is something that can be very contagious for that reason and should not be taken lightly.
If you catch your sinus infection while it is still in its early stages you may be able to avoid having to take a round of antibiotics by treating it naturally. The first step you should take in treating your sinus infections is relaxation. You should not overexert yourself. You should make sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Nasal rinses and steams can help reduce the pain and increase the drainage, sleep with your head elevated to provide proper drainage.
Of course, if your symptoms are persistent or you have a fever of 100 degrees or more you should not hesitate to see a doctor. There are many signs to look for that will let you know when a doctor is necessary. If you begin noticing swelling or pain around your eyes, experience double vision, or a swollen forehead please see a professional. The best at home treatment I have found for a sinus infection is ACV and pressure points.
For fighting the sinus infection itself mix apple cider vinegar with warm water and honey. Drink the mixture five times a day for best results, this will break up congestion quickly and improve your sinus function. On top of this using pressure points can also relieve some of your sinus infection symptoms.
You see, there is a thin vertical bone in your nasal cavity called the vomer bone. If you move this bone back and forth you can help to drain your sinuses. This will relieve pain and inflammation. For more information on how to do this please watch the video below. In doing these few things you will notice improvement almost immediately.