Sinusitis: causes, symptoms and natural remedies

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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that creates a stuffy nose and mucus and therefore has effects similar to those of a common cold. But what causes it and what are the most effective natural remedies to solve the problem?

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La sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses which creates stuffy nose and mucus with effects similar to those of a common cold. But what causes it and what are the most effective natural remedies to solve the problem?





There are two types of sinusitis: acute and chronic. In the first case the disturbance is sporadic, that is, it occurs every now and then, in the second case it persists for a long time and can cause a lot of discomfort. However, both forms of sinusitis present symptoms in common and they can be treated the same way with some very simple and effective natural remedies.

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Especially when chronic sinusitis (even if it is not a serious problem) can become very annoying especially because it creates breathing difficulties due to nasal congestion and this situation, night rest can also be affected.

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CAUSES OF SINUSITIS

Most often sinusitis is caused by a virus but it can also depend on an infection by bacteria and fungi. The microorganisms stagnate in the mucus inside the nasal septa and proliferate creating a reaction of the organism that will create even more mucus to try to expel them. The result is precisely the sensation of a stuffy nose, dullness and localized pain.

Other causes that can trigger a sinusitis are the allergy respirator, the presence of nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum and even tooth infections. The best way to check your form of sinusitis, the presence of an infection and its causes is to consult a doctor.

Sinusitis can therefore be caused by:

• Virus

• Bacteria

• Mushrooms

• Respiratory allergy

• Nasal polyps

• Deviated nasal septum

• Dental infections


SYMPTOMS OF SINUSITIS

Symptoms of sinusitis can be different and not all appear together. The most common are undoubtedly: the feeling of full nose, greenish-yellow nasal secretions and difficulty in breathing. The sensation of dullness due to stagnation of mucus in the frontal area is also very frequent, but also headaches, pain in the eyes and nose that can even extend up to the jaws, cough and sore throat. The involvement of the throat is due to the fact that the phlegm that cannot escape from the nose tends to go down into the lower cavities and therefore to irritate, creating inflammation.


Other symptoms that sinusitis can give are fever, reduction in the perception of tastes and smells, pain on moving the head and bad breath. If you see any of these symptoms appear, let your doctor know who will investigate the cause of your sinusitis. You can then fight it naturally with some effective remedies.

In summary, the most frequent symptoms of sinusitis are:

• Feeling of full nose

• Thick greenish-yellow mucus secretions

• Feeling of dullness

• Headache

• Pain in the nose and eye area which may also radiate to the jaw

• Cough

• Sore throat

• Fever

• Reduction of taste and smell

• Pain in moving the head

• Bad breath

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SINUSITIS

How can you treat sinusitis with natural remedies?

Nasal washings

One of the most effective solutions are without a doubt nasal washes to be carried out with water and salt, useful for disinfecting the respiratory tract and at the same time helping to free them a little of the mucus. You can also use a tool like the burbot designed to wash the nose and fight sinusitis. Using it is easier to do than to say: the small container must be filled with warm water to which you must add a teaspoon of whole sea salt for every 500 ml of water used. At this point, get on the sink, lean forward a little and insert the spout of the lotus in one nostril, slightly bending your head on the opposite side and let the water flow which, entering from one nostril, will come out from the opposite one (obviously to do this you will have to breathe from the mouth). Then repeat on the other side. Here more information. Alternatively, a syringe can be used.



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Fumenti

Another natural tool within everyone's reach to combat sinusitis are the fumigations that can be made simply with hot water, chamomile and bicarbonate or with essential oils with a fluidifying power and able to free the respiratory tract such as eucalyptus.

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Hot salt

Another very useful remedy in case of sinusitis is lhot salt pack that is put directly on the nasal septa and painful areas to get the benefits. The heat is in fact able to dissolve the mucus and therefore allow it to escape more easily. To know how to prepare hot salt, read here.

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Bath with essential oils

With essential oils suitable for sinusitis (which are the same useful against colds) you can also take hot baths. The system is the same as for the tools: thanks to the heat released and the particles of essential oils dissolved inside the tank, it is possible to being able to clear a congested nose and breathe better.

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Natural antibiotics

If the sinusitis is due to the presence of bacteria, some natural antibiotics in particular can help echinacea, eucalyptus and thyme. Ask your herbalist for advice on how to best use them.

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In summary, the natural remedies for sinusitis are:

• Nasal washes with water and salt

• Fumenti with water, chamomile, bicarbonate

• Eucalyptus essential oil

• Baths with essential oils

• Hot salt packs

• Natural antibiotics such as echinacea, eucalyptus and thyme

ONE FINAL ADVICE

If you sleep in a very dry environment it is important to make sure instead humidify the air a little to avoid worsening the situation. For this purpose it can be useful to use an electric humidifier, also perfect in case of colds and sinusitis in children.

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