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Some Effective Home Remedies for Sinus Problems

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Clear Your Sinus: Some Effective Home Remedies for Sinus

Most of the medicines, which are used for sinus, related problems have their own side effects like adversely impacting on mental alertness, rise in blood pressure, increased heart rate, loss of sleep etc. Persistent use of medicines can also lead to thinning of bones, cataract and diabetes. So home remedies for sinus problems should be preferred over medicines till they succeed in lessening the discomfort. Embarassed



  • The most popular among the home remedies for sinus problem is inhaling steam from a pot of hot water or vaporizer.
  • This soothes the inflamed sinus cavities.
  • Salt-based nasal sprays produce a similar effect.
  • Such a spray can be prepared with ' teaspoon each of salt and baking soda in eight to ten ounces of water.
  • This solution can be applied to the nostrils either with a small atomizer or a nose dropper.



The one very important thing which people over look while going for home remedies for sinus problems is that they do not raise their head while sleeping. While taking rest or sleeping. One should use more than one pillow or should readjust the bedposts. A raised head leads to easy draining of nose and makes breathing easier. If the head is not raised then it makes mucus to pool inside the head. So one should not over look this precaution. The more you read about Sinus Problem, the more you get to understand the meaning of it. So if you read this article and other related articles, you are sure to get the required amount of matter for yourself.

There are Home Remedies for Sinus Problems to Replace Decongestants Like Menthol as Well

For example sniffing an onion produces the same kind of stimulation because of irritation as is produced by menthol etc. and makes the nose to run. To clear a stuffed nose all that one needs to do is to make it run. So it is also advisable to take a lot of spicy stuff. A hot or spicy food makes our body to produce some reflex action like making the nose to run. Laughing



  • Taking any hot liquid like soup is also one of the most common home remedies for sinus problems.
  • The steam from the hot liquid helps in unclogging the nasal passages.
  • The liquid dilutes the mucus in the nose and makes breathing a lot easier.



Properties of Biofilms

As mentioned, the scum layer produced by the biofilms seems to form a sort of protective barrier for the bacteria and other microorganisms it encases. The literature states that the bacteria in biofilms can be up to 500-1000 times more resistant to antibiotics than normal free-floating bacteria, and research is ongoing to determine the exact mechanisms to explain this. In addition, biofilms occasionally release a portion of their bacteria, and this discharge can migrate and cause infection at a new location. At present there are no simple methods available to test for the presence of biofilms, so it is not an easy task to determine if they are present in a patient's nasal system. The slime or scum layer looks a great deal like normal mucus.

Conclusion Research thus far shows a strong correlation between chronic sinusitis and the presence of biofilms in the nasal cavities of chronic sinusitis sufferers. Much more research to prove the theory definitively and to see it become a main-stream diagnosis remains to be done. At this point people are not even talking about such treatments as nasal sprays or other medications. Sinus sufferers should at least be aware of the issue and keep an eye on what research is being reported, as well as irrigating their noses with a saline solution daily. As noted above, there are a good number of research labs studying all aspects of biofilm research around the world, both medical and non-medical, so hopefully we will have some day an answer to the question posed at the beginning of this article and be able to effectively treat the group of people who continue to suffer from sinusitis despite years of treatment and multiple surgeries that do not bring permanent relief. The facts on Chronic Sinus mentioned here have a consequential impact on your understanding on Chronic Sinus. This is because these facts are the basic and important points about Chronic Sinus. Idea

Available Treatments

Some people suggest that nasal irrigation can be beneficial for people with biofilms, and this is certainly a good idea for other reasons as well. In fact it may be the single best thing that people with is there really such a thing as a wonder cure for sinus problems? could do for themselves in the opinion of this author. Some studies seem to indicate that the only cure at present is debridement, or physical removal of the substance by an ENT. Again, we are in the early days of research into the theory, so it will be years before it becomes main-stream and other treatment therapies are developed and tested. If I were desperate with sinus problems and had tried every known therapy with no success, (including topical fungal therapy, which is also a relatively new approach) I think I would try to contact one of the medical schools at the universities that are doing research on this topic and see what I could learn or if I might be included in one of their formal studies. Among these are the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, West Virginia University in Morgantown, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, auburn university at montgomery in Canada, the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Cambridge in England, Daniel webster college, the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, among others. I easily found extracts of papers written by all of these entities with a simple internet search on 'biofilms'. The first impression is the best impression. We have written this article on Chronic Sinus in such a way that the first impression you get will definitely make you want to read more about it!

Status of Biofilm Research as It Pertains to Chronic Sinusitis

Research regarding biofilms and sinusitis is still in its early stages. Most scientific papers describing research into the subject have been attempts to prove the theory that biofilms are present in chronic sinusitis patients and that they are a factor in the condition. We are a long way from seeing studies that might test how beneficial a certain treatment might be, or even how an ENT could easily determine if a patient has biofilms in his nasal passages.


Why Children Do Not Need Antibiotics for Sinus Infections





Sinus Infections or Sinusitis is an Inflammation of the Sinuses

Sinuses are the hollow openings or cavities in the bones of the skull around the nose. Sinusitis is the swelling of these sinuses because of some allergic or immune reaction. This swelling causes air to be trapped inside the sinuses along with other secretions like mucus, putting pressure on the sinus allergy. This pressure produces pain and a lot of discomfort, often referred to as a sinus attack.

There are also over-the-counter pain killers and decongestants that may provide a lot of relief. Decongestants may be in the form of tablets or sprays. However, prolonged use of these medications is not recommended. It is better to consult a specialist if the infection does not lessen. Ethmoid sinus inflammation that persist for a long period of time may lead to formation of nasal polyps. A lot of relief can also be provided by surgically removing these polyps or correcting a deviated septum. These surgeries would open the airway in the nose and provide significant relief. Surgeries like the endoscopic sinus surgery are another way to provide sinus infection relief. Rolling Eyes

Sinus infection is a very common allergy that affects million of people throughout the world every year. Millions of dollars are spent for sinus medications and sinus research. Sinus infections may be because of some viral or fungal infections. In such cases, treatment should be provided for curing those infections. Even though a complete cure may take some time, there are many things that can be done to provide relief to the patient. There are many home remedies that provide a lot of relief: These remedies include inhaling steam, using saline nasal spray, applying gentle heat over the inflamed area, lying down in a darkened room, using a decoction of mustard seeds and water instilled in the nostrils, drinking juice of ripe grapes, eating jalapeno pepper, inhaling peppermint steam, applying a paste of cinnamon and water or dry ginger and water, and so on.

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