There are two alternatives for relieving drainage and most other sinus issues: Get rid of the cause of the problem and the discomfort will probably soon disappear also. Or just deal with the symptoms and continue to medicate them as they come back. If you would rather get rid of the "pain" once and for all, this site can probably offer some help. Yes, I, too, had to battle for many years with the tickling in my throat and other discomforts from drainage and other sinus issues. Fortunately that is now all gone. How did I do it? Please, read on.
The body's natural reaction is to eliminate a sinus irritation by producing additional mucus--which becomes the drainage or excssive mucus. I did not know myself much about these things until a few years ago, but I was bothered by the constant sore throat, sinus pressure, sinus congestion, sinus pain, mucus, sinus infection, that often accompanied my sinus issues and phlegm.
Now the good news: The information on the three steps I took which eliminated, permanently, all those sinus issues is now available. Please, see below:
For those seeking temporary relief only and not a permanent solution the rest of this site offers some tips.
Now, if you are really seeking permanent relief from sinus drainage, please, re-consider the publication being offered, above. It explains specific commonly unknown causes of and solutions for this annoying disorder and how to eliminate it once and for all. Many are surprised to find out how simple it can be in many cases.
Causes of sinus drainage Environmental causes Often the environment is responsible for the drainage and other sinus problems. For example:
Sinus mucus function
Sinus drainage in the form of a light, watery mucus is normal, to keep the sinus cavities and nasal cavity membranes moist. This is needed for the air cleaning and germ trapping functions of those cavities. Viruses, dust particles, harmful germs, etc., are washed down with the mucus to the back of the throat--where it is swallowed into the stomach---where the gastric acids destroy them. Otherwise they would travel down the respiratory (breathing) system and end up lodging themselves in other vital organs like the bronchi, lungs, or stay to reside in the nasal and sinus cavities. This could cause infections in those areas and sinus drainage. One should then not worry about keeping out all mucus that flows down the back of our throats. In fact, it is quite normal for the nasal and sinus cavity membranes to produce between one and two pints of mucus--"sinus drainage"--a day. This keeps our breathing machine healthy. In fact, similar amounts of mucus are also normal in animals and for the same basic reasons as ours. On the other hand, sinus pressure--the opposite of drainage--should be addressed right away to avoid the mucus from stagnating and infecting. Therefore it is smart to know a "quick fix" way of addressing sinus pressure.
Coughing up dark yellow or green snot can be a symptom of a sinus infection. So is phlegm which is a very sticky mucus produced by the lungs; when the immune system is overloaded. While mucus is produced in both the sinus and nasal cavities, phlegm is not produced in the nasal cavities. Excessive and persistent production and release of histamine through the nose--also called "hay fever"--is, on the other hand, a typical symptom of rhinitis and should not be confused with the mucus and phlegm production we have been referring to, whether it be green or yellow mucus, etc. Rhinitis per se is usually a rather innocuous condition, unless the rhinitis is accompanied by some other condition such as green mucus.
Nasal Cavity and Upper Respiratory Tract a - vertebrae, b - esophagus, c - trachea
d - cricoid cartilage, e - laryngopharynx, f -
pharynx, g - nasopharynx, k - tongue,
l - hard palate,
o - superior turbinate,
p - middle turbinate, q - inferior turbinate
The cilia: its importance in drainage prevention
There are in the nasal passages and upper throat area, very small hair like organelles called cilia. They perform a very important sinus clearing function:
They operate like tiny little oars moving rhythmically at 16 strokes per second. The cilia help carry the mucus laden with dust particles, germs, air pollutants, etc., to the back of the throat as already explained. Thus it is important to do nothing that would harm the cilia. Inhaling harsh chemicals, steam inhalations, nasal irrigations, which are 104F degrees or above should be avoided. They would paralyze the cilia, preventing them from carrying on their vital function. Saline solutions, with an excessive amount of sodium chloride (common salt,) should also be avoided since they could interfere, even damage, the cilia. Some experts in this area of the upper respiratory system affirm that: "Most of the upper respiratory problems including sinus infections and allergies are related to poor function of the nasal cilia . . . . ", The Allergy Relief Center, Houston, Texas' web site. Thus we should safeguard our nasal cilia.
How to stop sinus drainage -- for temporary relief
This is what I would do:
If I were a smoker the best thing I can do is quit
Sinus drainage can be ended and the more you know about various alternatives available the better your chances to prevail
Items 1 to 9, above, are explained in detail in Three Steps to Sinus & Mucus Permanent Relief at the end of this page. We don't fix a car that has had mechanical problems and afterward ignore maintaining it; just because we had recently fixed it. Likewise with our bodies. We need to care continually for it and avoid those things which brought about the ailment, to prevent recurrence.
Unaddressed sinus drainage If not addressed properly sinus drainage could lead to the following:
Throat infection or soreness
Otitis (inflammation of the ear)
Chronic sinus drainage
What to do for sinus
Sinus can mean more than one thing, but we would all probably agree that the term "sinus" is generally associated with sinus: drainage, congestion, infection, excessive phlegm, sinus pain, sinus pressure or a combination of them--common disorders of the sinus cavity for the most part. This is what I would consider doing:
Keep sinuses and nasal passages clear at all times the right way
acupressure is probably the best way
use acupressure point at the base of the skull on the back of the neck
avoid cow's milk and sweets
eating fresh fruits and vegetables promotes good sinus health
At the first sign of congestion, sinus pressure or any other sinus problem nip it in the bud
by doing sinus acupressure--sinus pressure points
taking some OTC remedy
How to Prevent Sinus
The close correlation between sinus and food has become clear. Yet another item deserves our attention, too: The importance of the free flow of nerve energy to all organs of our body this, of course, would include our respiratory organs. Allergic reactions, chronic sinus pressure, sinus drainage, congestion that does not go away, etc., can be helped by using the right foods, and ensuring that the flow of nerve energy from the brain to the rest of the body is free to flow without physical restriction. For example, a misaligned vertebra--which exerts pressure on the spinal cord--can bring about this undesirable restriction. When this happens different unwanted health issues, unfortunately, can emerge without apparent cause. baffling the average physician and other medical care professionals. This concept, which by the way is generally unknown, and its importance and use ares discussed in Thee Steps to Quick Sinus and Mucus Freedom.
Then we have acupressure which can effective in dealing with sinus pressure, congestion, etc., and to boost the immune system, by simple application of self-applied pressure on the right points of the body. Even rhinitis can, in some cases, can benefit from acupressure. Now we have some of those preventions concepts as part of the steps that I have found have done much for me and others for the prevention of sinus issues:
Food choice -- the correlation between sinus and some foods is clear. Such disorders as: excessive mucus, sinus headache, phlegm, pnd, sinus pressure, drainage, etc., have often been linked to the use of certain foods which can cause excessive mucus
Nerve energy free flow -- the free flow of nerve energy to all organs of our body so they can all function properly is vital. This, of course, would include our respiratory organs. A misaligned vertebra, for example, can exert pressure on the spinal cord and bring about undesirable restriction of nerve energy flow. When this happens many different unwanted health issues can emerge, including sinus, without apparent cause; baffling physicians and other medical professionals, but without realizing the actual cause thereof. This concept, which is generally unknown, and its importance and remedy is discussed in Thee Steps to Quick Sinus and Mucus Freedom. Thus to stop sinus effectively one must go to the cause of the problem.
Allergic reactions -- allergic reactions, such as: chronic sinus pressure sinus drainage, congestion that do not go away, etc., can be helped by eating the right foods and ensuring the free flow of nerve energy from the brain to the rest of the body. This energy should not restricted so our respiratory system can keep healthy healthy thus helping to avoid sinus.
Acupressure -- the sinuses should be kept clear at all times. A way to clear the sinuses and avoid and stop sinus issues such as: sinus pressure, congestion, etc., and to boost the immune system is the simple application of self-applied acupressure on specific points of the body. Even rhinitis can, in some cases, can benefit from acupressure.
Drink as much water as possible
even better would be to drink large amount of herbal tea
A combination of healing systems working synergistically (cooperatively) for your sinuses is the key to sinus healing
Combining empirical research and reading many sources of information is how I found this new approach
The right sinus relief is more than just taking medications. It involves: Right eating, botanicals, some regular medications & pressure points for the sinuses
Foods can significantly affect your sinuses. Learn which foods can cause problems and which ones promote healing
Disclaimer: I am not a physician nor a licensed health care practitioner. The statements made in this web site or in the publication: Three Steps to Quick Sinus and Mucus Relief, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are intended to describe what I did or would personally do only, and not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease or condition for others. The reader should continue to regularly consult a physician with regard to his or her health. Especially with respect to any matters or symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical care.