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Natural Remedies & Cures
for Sinus Pain & Infection

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

When your head aches, you ache all over....

Symptoms of a Sinus Infection may include painful pressure in the face, particularly around or behind the eyes, the cheeks or nose, headache, nasal congestion, thick discharge from the nasal passageways, bad breath, cough and low-grade fever.

The best remedy for a sinus infection is a visit to your local health clinic because self-treatment can lead to serious health issues - particularly when certain combatants are used such as hydrogen peroxide and antibacterial creams, as they may not rid the infection and can serve to turn a no-nothing event into a 'Hello God' event.

Self-created super bugs are indeed scary and threaten your good health.

The following natural remedies for Sinus Inflammation may be of help, but do check with your doctor before use.

Using the Daily Diet as a Natural Cure for a Stubborn Sinus Infection

Foods Than Can Irritate the Sinus Include Milk, Eggs, Cheese, Wheat-Based Products, Spicy Foods, & those foods which are Rich in Potassium

Eliminate foods that tend to forum mucous and those that are notorious for triggering allergies. Here is our short list: wheat products, dairy products such as cheese, milk and eggs, and spicy foods.

Grapefruit seed extract may be useful in combating sinus issues. Do not take on an empty stomach.

Foods rich in potassium may assist in drying up your sinuses.

Potatoes and bananas are two rich natural sources of potassium. Potassium supplements are also available but should only be taken upon the advice of your physician.

Individuals with certain health issues could be put at risk as their bodies are unable to effectively eliminate potassium from the body. Those at high risk include diabetics and heart patients.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinus Congestion Relief

Apple Cider Vinegar works well in thinning mucous and relieving sinus pressure. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water and drink. May be prepared as a natural sinus remedy throughout the day.

Oil Pulling for Sinus Relief

Oil pulling is a natural sinus remedy rooted from India and may be effective in relieving sinus congestion.

The process is simple: upon waking in the morning - or at least 4 hours after an individual has eaten (1 hour after they have consumed a beverage), the individual uses 1 Tablespoon of sunflower or sesame oil (NOT the toasted sesame oil as found in the Oriental section at the local market) and vigorous swishes the oil around in their mouth - through the teeth with chin tilted high for about 10 minutes OR until the oil turns into a white foam. The oil should not be swallowed. Spit, then rinse mouth thoroughly, then drink 2 cups of water.

Natural Remedies for Sinus Infections & Sinus Inflammations

Saline spray may help clear out the sinus cavities and alleviate pain.

super bugWe do not recommend any concoctions involving hydrogen peroxide as a nasal spray without a doctor's permission as this practice can create a super bug. When an infection is not wiped out, it can strengthen into a super bug.

Using water rather than oil (as in the oil pulling method referenced above) is safe and can assist in eliminating sinus pressure.

Bolster your immune system with Vitamin C which naturally fights infection and can build your immunity so that a sinus infection may never knock at your door again.

Brushing the teeth can stimulate the senses and help relieve sinus pressure.

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