Treatment For Sinusitis As Simple As Zapping A Cold
The most effective treatment for sinusitis is to prevent and treat colds. This stops excess inflammation that often results in sinus infections.
Millions of people go the doctor with sinus problems every year, and antibiotics are mostly prescribed for them, but it’s been found that antibiotics don’t work for sinusitis. In fact, the more antibiotics you take, the more bacteria mutate to resist them, causing chronic sinusitis.
Studies carried out by Finnish researchers involving 15,000 people with acute sinusitis revealed that people normally recover after two weeks of sinus infections, whether they take antibiotics or not. They therefore concluded that the small benefits of antibiotic treatment should be weighed against the potential side effects.
Some most effective treatment for sinusitis has included the use of supplements, herbs and dietary changes, and it’s been proven that supplements can prevent, treat and even reverse sinusitis in several ways. Some supplements can even stop colds in its tracks when taken at the first signs of sniffles. So before you reach out for an antibiotic, check out these various home treatments and try them. You will be pleasantly surprised of the amazing healing powers of these remedies.
Allimax - Made from fresh raw garlic, this supplement has been proven to prevent and treat the common cold virus. It can even reverse chronic sinusitis. It is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal and a very powerful supplement for the treatment of chronic sinusitis. This can be taken at the first signs of a cold.
Sinupret - This is an herbal supplement that has been used for sinusitis for over 75 years. The herbal extracts in this supplement reduces inflammation, kills viruses and bacteria, thins mucus and strengthens the immune system.
According to clinical trials, sinupret has been proven to be more effective than other products in the treatment for sinusitis. The recommendation is to take three tablets a day at the first sign of a sinus flare-up. It can also be taken at the first sign of a cold.
Grape Seed Extract - This has been known to reduce inflammation of the sinus. Grape seed extract is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent and is also used for the treatment of hay fever and asthma. Suggested dosage is 100 mg daily.
Bioflavonoids - These are natural plant pigments that have anti-inflammatory properties. These are especially helpful for people who suffer from allergies.
Elderflower Tea - This herbal tea has compounds that thin mucus and increases circulation in the sinus area.
Echinacea - This is an immunity enhancing herb. It stimulates the immune system, reduces inflammation and kills bacteria and viruses. Echinacea products are widely available at health food stores. Suggested dosage is 200 mg. taken three times daily.
Turmeric - This is a cooking spice that can reduce sinus pressure as well. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb with the active ingredient curcumin, which gives the yellow color to turmeric. This active ingredient helps fight harmful inflammation and also reduces risk associated with diseases association with chronic inflammation. Recommended dosage is 400 to 600 mg taken three times daily.
Home Remedies For Sinusitis
The following are other natural remedies you can employ to clear your sinus problems.
Nasal irrigation is a very helpful treatment for sinusitis. You can repeatedly rinse your nose with a stream of saline solution (saltwater). This increases blood flow to the nasal passages and helps restore function to damaged cells in the respiratory tract.
Ionic silver can be used as a nasal spray to kill cold viruses. The spray should be used every 20 to 30 minutes as soon you feel a cold coming on.
Use Eucalyptus oil in a steam inhalation or hot bath. You can also open a bottle and just inhale it. Any of these methods will clear your sinuses very quickly.
Lavender is an essential oil that oil that stimulate your immune system and help you get a better sleep. Use as directed on the label.
Tea tree oil fights
A few drops can be used in a bath or steam inhalation.
A Facial massage can be very helpful in draining mucus and taking it away from the body. The specific massage technique geared to clear sinus problems is the facial lymphatic drainage massage.
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