Sinus Infection (Sinusitis):
Causes, Symptoms and Temporary Relief
If you were asked: What do you prefer: (A) To continue addressing a sinus infection symptoms for temporary relief, or (B) To be permanently cured, What would you choose? If it is (A) you will find some suggestions by reading this page. If (B) then the publication being offered in the first paragraph, above, is what you want. Click.
Nothing like being sinus infection free. I struggled with it and other sinus problems since childhood. Then after four years of gathering information and experimenting with natural remedies, OTC medications, acupressure; the works, I found the cause and was cured, for good. Now in my seventies I have never felt better--no sinus issues of any kind to deal with! Then I felt a burden to share this information with others. The fine details on how I cured my sinus problems are offered at the end of this page.
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What causes sinus infections? Our sinus and nasal cavities are designed so that air and mucus can be constantly flowing from the sinus cavities--with the help of the cilia--to the nasal cavities. Anything that obstructs that process, for example: swollen sinus membranes blocking the sinus openings to the nasal cavities, can lead to sinus presure and a sinus infection. Also:
viral infections like the flu, a "cold" can cause a secondary infection: a bacterial sinus infection
mucus accumulation, if it is not cleared fairly soon, it will stagnate and cause a sinus infection
dry air makes the nasal and sinus membranes swell blocking mucus flow
weakened immune system from a bout with the flu or a cold
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
What is a chronic sinus infection?
It is an infection that lasts longer than 8 weeks. The mucus lining in the sinus cavities remains swollen. The meatuses (sinus openings) remain blocked. The bacteria or virus causing the infection is not dealt with effectively and the infection lingers on indefinitely . While there is the usual nasal or sinus congestion and annoying secretions. Should the chronic condition continue for a long period of time the swollen nasal membranes could develop polyps, those fleshy growths nobody wants. Thus it is to our advantage to relieve sinusitis professionally if we see that it is becoming a chronic condition.
If I have recurring sinus infections I may try fasting. It will boost the immune system, cleanse and detoxify the body
Even if I were wrong in the assessment of symptoms, the taking of the above steps would ordinarily not harm me. The adage: "Better safe than sorry" would definitely apply here.
While it's true that antibiotics will not touch a viral sinus infection, many of them are secondary bacterial infections and they respond to an antibiotic. If I did not start the previous protocol soon enough and a bacterial sinus infection had already set in, the remedy I would try would an antibiotic. Common ones are: Keflex and Bactrim, but a prescription is needed to get them. If I do not use any of the latter remedies the infection would likely stay on with its misery for weeks. So, I go see my physician to take care of it. Again, I start relieving any bacterial sinus infection at the first sign and nip it in the bud, naturally.
Blood in the mucus
If at any time you see blood in the mucus, phlegm, be sure to go see your physician right away, since it could be a sign of a very serious respiratory system problem including: pneumonia and lung cancer.
Food and drink Although there is some debate as to what extent, if any, some foods and drinks may play in causing or exacerbating sinus infections and other sinus problems, the empirical evidence is strongly convincing that they, indeed, do affect the sinus health of many people. Myself and many others I have spoken to would not hesitate to re-affirm this assertion. Especially foods containing: RG, D, S are the causes of many sinus problems, yet most of us don't realize it.
Better than a good cure is prevention. By right eating, drinking large amounts of plain water regularly, and tackling a sinus infection at the first sign--using the above protocol--sinus infections can be a thing of the past for you as it has been for me.
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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.