Sinusitis is a rather nasty condition that causes the lining of the sinus passages to become inflamed and is caused by bacteria.
The sinuses are right behind your jawbone, eyebrows and cheeks. Under normal circumstances this bacteria is removed by mucous and tiny cilia, or hairs.
This normally works very well and all of the bacteria drains away through the nasal passages. When a cold or allergies strike, inflammation can occur and the drainage does not work like it is supposed to.
Two Types of Sinusitis
Sinusitis come in two types – acute bacterial sinusitis and chronic sinusitis. The former is actually an infection in the sinuses and typically occurs after allergies have struck, after a cold or after being exposed to certain things in the environment.
The latter occurs constantly for 3 months or longer.
In the US, over thirty million people suffer with this each year. No age group is immune though certain people are more likely to get it.
People who suffer from allergies, asthma, have compromised immune systems, have injured their noses, smoke cigarettes or have naturally narrow nasal openings are in the higher risk group.
Health Risks and Symptoms of Sinusitis
If treatment is not sought, sinusitis can be a major risk to your health. It can spread to the eye or lead to meningitis, among other things. Most of the time, it does not spread or cause further complications because there are so many ways of going about treating it.
The most common symptoms of this infection include: Pain/pressure (in the forehead, cheeks or eyes), a cold (feels like you beat it then it starts getting worse), post nasal drip, sore throat, stuffy nose, achy upper teeth, runny nose, headache and a fever.
Before confirming a diagnosis the doctor will take a close look at your medical history, consider your symptoms and closely examine you. If they are unsure they might opt to call for a CT scan.
If the situation seems serious, they might refer you to a specialist called an otolaryngologist.
As I said earlier, there are many things you can do to treat sinusitis. Acetaminophen works effectively at reducing the pain and you can buy a saline solution to rinse clean your sinus passages.
The doctor can prescribe you antibiotics or decongestants. Antibiotics must be taken on time until your run out and decongestants should not be used for more than 3 days or else they can make the swelling even worse.
Drink a lot of water and inhale steam to help clear up your sinus passages. This can easily be done with a warm moist towel wrapped below your nose. Surgery might be required if medication cannot clear up the problem.
Herbal remedy instantly clears sinus congestion
InstaClear Sinus Relief is a 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal remedy specially formulated to instantly clear sinus pressure and congestion due to colds, flu, allergies and environmental sources.
Formulated by the Native Remedies team of experts in natural medicine, InstaClear Sinus Relief has been used for many years to safely and effectively open up blocked sinuses without the risk of serious side effects.
Used on a regular basis, InstaClear Sinus Relief can help improve sinus headaches and maintain sinus drainage for easier breathing.
InstaClear Sinus Relief contains a selection of herbs known for their immediate impact upon the sinuses. The formula is extremely pungent with powerful aromatic compounds that produce vapors which rise up into the sinuses where they open the passageways, drain the sinuses and help kill microbial infections.
This 100% natural remedy can be used several times throughout the day in the case of an acute infection, or simply on occasion when temporary relief is needed (i.e. before an athletic event or air travel, or when experiencing high altitude sickness) to clear congestion and improve ease of breathing.
Fill out the form below to receive our free natural health newsletter. It's filled with practical tips, health alerts & more!
As a thank you, we'll send you The Healing Art of Reflexology mini-course FREE!!
Free PDF Health Ebook...