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To get the best homeopathic remedies for sinus infection, it’s good to understand the condition so that the sought solution does not worsen it. Sinusitis refers to an inflammation of the nasal membrane and cilia. Painful and difficult breathing, headaches, pressure in the head or nasal cavity and/or thick mucus characterize sinusitis. Below are some of the most common homeopathic remedies for sinus infection.
Garlic and onion contain antifungal and antibacterial properties that naturally eliminate any fungi or bacteria in the system. A major pro about this remedy is that most people use garlic and/or onion to cook their foods. These products are also readily available and can be taken in many forms; crushed, boiled, cooked, etc. A major con is that some people exhibit allergy towards them and thus cannot use them as a remedy for anything.
Hot tea, water and solutions of horseradish, eucalyptus, lemon, cider and vinegar among others are a great home remedy for sinusitis. Swallowing the hot liquid or inhaling its hot fumes decongests the nasal cavity and moisturizes the membrane and cilia; easing breathing. A major pro is that any hot liquid of one’s choice works just fine. A major con, however, is that some people are allergic to some of the commonly recommended products and may worsen the situation.
Use of saline solutions has been found to be very effective in getting rid of sinusitis. Such solutions moisturize the cilia and membranes ensuring easy flow of air through the nasal cavity. A major con is that mixing the wrong products can worsen the sinusitis and if performed incorrectly can cause drowning.
Sinusitis, in some people, is a result of exposure to allergens such as pollen, strong sprays, etc. Avoiding such allergens reduces the chances of infection. People can wear breathing masks whenever in an environment that has allergens or simply avoid those areas and products. The limitation with this remedy is that some allergens are large scale and cannot be avoided; such as industrial pollution.
Maintaining nasal friendly air, in humidity and temperature (between 35-45 humidity), can keep the cilia and nasal membranes un-inflammated. High temperatures dehydrate the cilia and membrane while cold air triggers the body to thicken the sinus and produce excess mucus. It is easy to control temperatures with HVAC equipment, but almost impossible to do so outdoors.
The above sinusitis remedies makes life easier for people suffering from sinusitis. However, they may not work for everyone. If symptoms persist people should seek the services of ENT doctors such as Dr. CT Nguyen of the Houston Sinus and Allergy.