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I suffer from Sinusitis on reading this I made a discovery. Why, I have been suffering this all through Winter In the United States, approximately 37 million people are plagued with sinusitis symptoms at some point. This common ailment, which is probably even more widespread than the statistics show, can range in severity but is often mistaken for colds or allergies.
People with severe sinusitis experience intense facial pain and headaches, nasal congestion, and possibly fever, and should see an ear, nose, and throat doctor (ENT or otolaryngologist), who will usually recommend antibiotic sinusitis treatment. However, many mild cases of sinusitis can be addressed, and even prevented, using sinus infection remedies right at home.
Sinus Infection Home Remedies
Sinus pressure relief can be as close as your kitchen or bathroom: Steam. Whether from a vaporizer or in the shower, steam can be a helpful home remedy for sinusitis, but only in the winter. “Sinuses get dried out in cold weather because the humidity is so low,” explains Jordan S. Josephson, MD, director of the New York Nasal and Sinus Center in Manhattan and author of Sinus Relief Now. For sinusitis relief in the summer months, Dr. Josephson sends his patients looking for humidifiers to help decrease moisture and prevent mold, a sinusitis trigger, from forming. Warm compression. Heat can help relieve sinusitis pain. Whether in the form of a warm compress or a heat lamp, applying heat directly to the painful area can decrease acute symptoms. However, in cases of severe sinusitis, where the area is actually painful to the touch, it’s best to see a doctor to address the problem. “In really bad sinusitis cases, heat won’t cut it,” says Josephson. Hydration. Maintaining good hydration is very important in keeping sinusitis symptoms at bay. Drinking water helps to lubricate the mucus membranes, helping sinuses stay open and drain easily. It’s possible to overdo it — drinking too much water can dilute the minerals in the blood, so a good rule of thumb is six to eight glasses a day, enough so that urine is a pale yellow color. Controlling allergies. Research has shown that chronic inflammation caused by allergies can ultimately lead to sinusitis. Allergies cause the sinuses to become inflamed, which prevents them from draining. With this in mind, some sinusitis patients may be able to prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place by keeping their allergies under control. Try ridding your house of as many allergy triggers as possible. In addition, keep the medicine cabinet stocked with over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines that suppress allergy attacks. Cleaning house. In many cases, the most effective sinusitis home remedy of all is a clean home. In addition to using a dehumidifier in warmer months, sinusitis symptoms aggravated by mold can be decreased by maintaining a germ-free home. Mold most commonly forms in areas that attract moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens, so people with sinusitis should pay particular attention to keeping these areas clean and aired out.
Dust mites, commonly found in mattresses and upholstered furniture, also can aggravate sinusitis. In addition to covering mattresses with washable plastic covers, limit the number of dust-collecting items such as stuffed animals in the house, and clean carpets frequently.
For sinusitis patients who cannot part with stuffed animals, wash them weekly in hot water. Like mold, dust mites thrive in humid environments, so similar strategies for decreasing moisture should be applied by people whose sinusitis is affected by dust mites. Frequently cleaning or changing the filters in air conditioners and furnaces also can decrease sinusitis symptoms caused by dust mites. Following these simple steps should bring you the relief your aching sinuses need. ....... I hope this helps for all sufferers of this pest...
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