3 Best Home Remedies For Sinus Infection – Without Complications

The sinuses are air filled spaces located behind the forehead, nasal bones, eyes and cheeks. There is a pale pink lining found inside the sinus: the mucosa the air can communicate properly when there are no complications. 

The Causes and Types of Sinus Infections

sinus-painThis infection can be triggered by colds and allergies. When mucus builds up and blocks the opening of the sinus, bacteria can easily penetrate and multiply causing sinusitis infections.

Conditions such as the inability of the cilia (small hair) to function properly due to some medical conditions can contribute to the mucus build up. Colds and cough can also produce too much mucus that can block the opening of the sinus.

There are two types of sinusitis. The first is acute sinusitis caused by growing bacteria in the sinus. It can only last for not more than four weeks. Another type is Chronic sinusitis caused by bacteria and fungus. For this type, the swelling and inflammation of the sinus can last for three months.

Symptoms of Sinus Infection

remedy-at-homeThe most common symptom of sinus infection is the presence of colds that does not improve.

Another symptom can be nasal stuffiness caused by a large amount of mucus that is commonly causing pain when discharged. The yellow nasal discharge is intensely irritating.

It creates pressure-like pain in the nasal passage. The patient may also experience fever and pain behind the eyes and near the gums when there is sinus infection.

Sore throat and postnasal drip can also be felt which can make the person feel weak and unwell.

Natural Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

There are a lot of different available treatments that works to clear nasal passages. Let’s start with herbal remedies for sinus infection. Onions 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.

So for better result, chop the onions into tiny pieces and place it in a pot of boiling water. Let it boil for five minutes. After that, put a portion in a bowl or mug and inhale the scent to relieve the clogged nose. For better result, the patient may drink the mixture while it is still hot.

  • in-the-noseHorseradish can also be effective to cure a congested nasal due to sinusitis infection. Grate the radish into tiny pieces and  hold a pinch of it in your mouth. Leave it there for a couple of minutes.
  • The flavor of the horseradish moves up to your sinus and eases and dissolves the mucus formed in the sinus. When the flavor has evaporated, swallow the grated radish to eliminate the mucus from your throat.

There are also other ways to treat sinus infection. The patient should know what to take when experiencing this extremely irritating infection.

Taking Apple cider vinegar can be particularly helpful to exterminate the infection. He can mix 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey with 8 ounce of water.

  • This mixture can help remove sinusitis in just few days. He can also simply take 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar 3 times a day. Finally, 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 infection has already irritatingly grown and becomes Chronic in nature, the patient can use Grapefruit Seed Extract to treat it. The grapefruit has antifungal and antibacterial components that can effectively cure sinusitis. 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. He can also avoid this infection by checking the food that he eats.

Lessen the intake of infection causing foods such as fried and starchy foods, rice, meat and strong spices. Prevention is always better than cure. Regular intake of foods rich in Vitamin A can help a person build a strong defense against sinus infection.

Comments

  1. Bulelwa says

    Thank you for the information
    My case is very chronic, I started having sinus in 1996 and my ENT doctor performed an operation to take them out in 2001 but the relief was for only a month then I experienced the same till today.

    Can I still be helped by grapefruit remedy?

    Thank you for your assistance
    Bulelwa

    • Diana says

      Neil-med sinus bottle fill it up with warm water two bag of salt that comes with it and add betadine solution to the water a lot to make it powerful, then wash your sinus like the instructions from neil med. twice a day it will help whiting three days. This used to help me but no anymore you guys can try it
      I have chronic sinus and had surgery & tried all possible remedies at this point is like nothing is helping anymore.

  2. faisal says

    i have very bad sinus problem.i feel pain altime right side of head,one side nose block and less hear in right ear.doctor said to make operation.how get i rid for this problem forever without doing operation.please inform me

  3. Aj says

    I’ve had chronic sinus infection for since 1997, had a surgery to remove polyps back in 1999, but the infection came back over the next year and has been affecting me since. I have tried many things but this is what has been effective for me:

    Since winter of 2013, i have been boosting my immune system with magnesium, zinc, echinea and goldseal extract, and Norweigian Fish Cod Oil (all cheaply bought from Walmart). Also, i use a Neti pot to flush my sinuses, eat garlic on a daily basis, and have started using Apple Cider Vinegar too. I also drink at least 6 cups of water per day, which is three full 16 oz water bottles – it makes a huge difference drinking enough or more water because it replenishes all your lost water from mucus drainage. A change in diet helped me alot too, and no I’m not a vegan or vegetarian (no offense to people who are).

    And honestly, i do drink a lot of ethanol beverages weekly for years now, so for those who don’t have such a bad habit, what i use will be more effective for people who don’t drink beer and liquor excessively as i do – yeah, i know i would be cured faster, but it’s just the lifestyle i chose to live. I feel i’m only a few more months left to be entirely cured, because i can see my polyps are nearly gone and my mucus is becoming more clearer everyday. Plus, i can breath through my nostrils with ease again, i don’t feel fatigue as much anymore, and i have no more headaches, all of which i had endured against since 2004, so i’m very aware of the difficulties and annoyances people face with sinus infection. So have patience people and i hope my own experiences written here will others be cure of their illness too.

    As an side but relevant anecdote, this woman is a very good resource to learn health from too: Dr. Lorraine Day.

  4. Lena says

    Hi and thank you for the article!
    I used to have sinus infection all the time and was overloaded with antibiotics until I had to go to the emergency room for neurotoxicity because of so much antibiotics. After that I decided I was going to try natural treatment instead of so antibiotics, and I can say I feel much better and almost cured too.
    I started by stop using regular toothpaste, and I homemade toothpaste only (every day I use something different like baking soda, or salt, or powdered calcium, or charcoal; put some on top of a wet toothbrush and brush with it, after rinsing I use 1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil and swish for 10 minutes or more and brush again just with the toothbrush and there’s no need to rinse again (my teeth feels cleaner and whiter and my mouth is not dry and acid anymore. Coconut oil alkalinizes the mouth. Regular toothpaste dries our mouths).
    I chew raw garlic every day or night. I also drink a tea made with turmeric and honey (I found in the internet a great recipe called golden milk, an ancient Indian recipe that I’m going too). I take 1 capsule or more of clove daily or I drink clove tea. I also take probiotics (and I also have 2 sprays containing nux vomica and antimonium crudum among other ingredients), multi-vitamins and also I take extra vitamins C, D3 (and D2 from sunshine as well), A, E, magnesium, zinc, (I don’t take extra calcium and don’t recommend because too much of it can harden our veins). I eat sauerkraut and natural organic yogurt (both are natural probiotics). I also take 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1/2 cup of water daily (baking soda is alkaline and is being used in medicine).
    I can say that I haven’t taken antibiotics for a while and I am looking forward to get completely healed!

    P.S: I love horseradish and I didn’t know it was good for sinusitis! I forgot about the apple cider vinegar and the onions, thanks for reminding me! I still have to try the saline nasal solution and grape seed extract.

  5. rashid fayyaz says

    I had the same problem. ENT doctor told me homemade solution for treating this problem. I am using it since then and my problem has solved.

    Please contact me for the answer at rashidfiaz(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Rissa yap says

    I observed that my smell and taste buds become worst. I notice salty and sweet. But how delicious the food I don’t recognized so well. I smell little bit. What will I do? My doctor gave anti allergy and vitamins.

  7. Edith Shapiro says

    I have had chronic sinusitis/sinus infection for several years. Had sinus surgery which was a total waste of time, money, and hope. I have found that avoiding all sugar, and facsimiles thereof, is the only thing that truly eliminates my sinus problems. To help maintain clear, happy sinuses–after you’ve eliminated the infection–one can use a relatively cheap ($8-9)and helpful product called Alkalol (contains no alcohol). It can be found in the Cambridge, MA area at Skenderian Apothecary. You can use it as an inhalant in boiling water–5 minutes should do it–or as part of the salt water you’d use with a sinus cleanse, or both. It’s an old-fashioned mucus solvent and cleaner. Good Luck!

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