Sinus infections are one of the most common infections worldwide. Sinus attacks are caused by infection of the sinuses or cavities that are present in the bones near the nose. When these sinuses swell due to an infection, breathing becomes difficult, leading to fever, headache, and other discomfort. This is known as sinusitis.
Each sinus or cavity in the skull has an opening that allows free exchange of mucus and air. Each sinus is connected to the other by a mucous membrane. If there is an infection like hay fever or an illness like asthma, these sinuses and lining become inflamed, blocking air and mucus inside or creating a vacuum. This can put pressure on the sinus walls and cause severe pain. Millions of dollars are spent on sinus medication and sinus research.
Sinus infections can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Sometimes the infection can also lead to some brain infections or other chronic problems. Although there is no effective cure for sinus infections, treating the symptoms of the sinuses such as headache, nasal discharge, nasal congestion, runny nose, ear / throat / cheek / jaw pain, swelling of the eyelids, etc. can achieve great comfort or chronic sinus infections require longer treatments that include antibiotics or therapies such as saline nasal irrigation, topical / oral decongestants, antihistamines, mucolytics, and intranasal corticosteroids.
Sinus infections can also be treated by some home remedies. Great relief can be achieved by breathing steam from an evaporator or a bowl of hot water. Applying a hot or cold compress over the inflamed area would also bring relief. A brew of mustard seed powder and water that is dripped into the nostrils; Eat jalapeno pepper; Drink juice from ripe grapes; apply a paste of cinnamon and water to the forehead; Applying ginger paste and water / milk to the forehead; Applying paste from basil leaves, cloves and dried ginger to the forehead; Inhalation of eucalyptus oil vapor; and drinking warm tea has been shown to be effective in providing relief. It would also help drinking lots of water and other liquids. A lot of rest is also required. However, it is better to consult a specialist if the infection persists.
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