Clogged sinuses make a particularly unpleasant ailment. You can’t breathe freely, you get headaches and a decompressing sensation. Clogged sinuses don’t need to be a Symptom of a disease, but if such condition persists, it might lead to infections. The unpleasant sensation of clogged sinuses also decreases the quality of life and makes it impossible to function normally.
What symptoms accompany a sinus infection?
Problems with sinuses are inseparably tied to a Clogged nose and headaches that get stronger when doing things like bending down. Typical pain symptoms depend on which exact sinuses the inflammation occurred in. The pain may occur at the base of the nose (ethmoid sinuses) or on the forehead’s surface (frontal sinuses), causing pressure on top of the head, as well as in jaws and ears (maxillary sinuses). Stronger inflammations are usually accompanied by temperature, and sometimes by swelling as well.
It is worth remembering that a sinus infection might be caused by viruses (including adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, or the flu virus), bacteria, fungi or allergic reactions. Using home remedies against bothersome symptoms should be focused on unclogging the nose, clearing the sinuses and battling sinus inflammation.
When it comes to early stages of the illness (when it’s not purulent sinus inflammation) it’s a good idea to try healing the sinuses using home remedies.
Inhalations are the number one on the list of home remedies for infected sinuses. The types of inhalations that can be used are:
- Salt inhalations
Pour 7 spoons of table salt in hot water. After stirring the solution, lean above it, cover your head with a towel and breathe over the steam for a few minutes. The therapy should be used once a day for a period of 5 days.
- Herbal inhalations
Use chamomile, thyme or pepper mint. These herbs have relaxing properties that help get rid of the mucus buildup. Brew 50 gram of one or a few herbs in 1 liter of water. Inhale it for about 10 minutes, once a day, for a period of few days.
- Essential oil inhalations
Choose an eucalyptus, almond or pine oil. They are characterized by their airway-clearing properties. Add several drops of essential oil to hot water. Inhale for a few minutes, once a day, for a period of few days.
Other home remedies
What matters in sinus inflammation is to clear a Clogged nose, which is one of the symptoms of the disease. We can’t forget about nasal hygiene – a good method is inhaling salines with a stream of air.
How to heal sinuses? Remember to moisturize your body every day! By helping the mucous membrane get moisturized, you also help it create a barrier against microbes. It is important to moisturize the room that we spend time in (the humidity should be around 70%).
- Rubbing ointments
The effective types of ointments are: camphor and amber (they’re good at warming up). A small amount of them has to be rubbed in circular movements into the temples, forehead and the area under the nose(additional inhalation). Repeat it three times a day.
- Herbal infusions
Drinking herbal infusions is a good home method of battling the problem of infected sinuses. One of the more effective ones is a blend of lime flowers, dried raspberries and honeydew honey. All the ingredients (one teaspoon each) are to be brewed for 10 minutes. The infusion should be drunk three times a day.