Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) May 10, 2008 -- There are so many books, health tips and articles that could go on and on about the cures for sinusitis. These can be based from extensive research, patient observation, personal experience, even religion, and so much more. The assortment of such proposed remedies and treatments can be quite confusing, and at times, frustrating for sinusitis sufferers. It is only but wise to study such options and perhaps trace your steps back to reliable procedures that truly work.
Let us take a look at the well known simple cures that can be utilized to get rid of the ill feelings that are generated by sinusitis.
This is a simple and famous solution for unclogging the nose. All you need to do is prepare a saline solution (just mix salt and water) and let the solution flood your nose (by inhaling or spraying your nose with the solution). You can do it easily at home.
Alternately, a lot of nasal irrigators are sold to make the process more convenient for you. And it does not stop with making your nose clear from mucus. Nasal Irrigation also cleans out the pathway up to the throat, where infections and complications usually lead to allergic rhinitis, common cold, sore throat and other sinus problems.
Medications for sinusitis range from those that just provide relief from symptoms, to those that can be prescribed to completely heal sinusitis. Over the counter drugs like ibuprofen, antihistamines and mucolytics will free you from headaches, inflammation and nasal congestion respectively. For more severe and/or long lasting sinusitis symptoms, a doctor can advise you to take antibiotics, anti fungals and corticosteroids among the many various types of medications used to cure sinusitis for good.
For some people with sinusitis, they would prefer non-medicated, non-intrusive and all-natural ways to cure sinusitis. What they can do is perform some concentrated massages to particular points in their bodies, as reflexologists would. There are different points and zones in our bodies that correspond to the particular parts of our bodies.
For problems with the sinus, you can concentrate on putting pressure on the opposite side of your toenails and fingernails (except the thumbs). These are the points believed to be connected to our sinuses. You can also press on the sides of your nose and cheeks using your index and middle fingers to feel relief from facial pain. This stimulates the blood flow to the sinuses, and eases the swelling.
Exercise helps motivate your body into becoming more active and alert. This includes making your immune system more vigilant in the face of sickness. When you already have sinusitis, it does not make sense to stress yourself with a full physical workout. But moderate exercise like walking in a non-polluted clean environment and doing some yoga breathing exercises can help your body resist the onset of the symptoms of sinusitis.
There are certain types of food that can help or worsen an individual's sinusitis. For the purpose of gathering all the different recommendations to help your sinusitis problems, take a look at the list below and figure out which ones you want to try in your quest for your "food cure:"
- Hot Tea
- Citrus Fruits
- Spicy Food
In contrast to the food cures mentioned above, consider avoiding the following types of food, since these are known to make your sinusitis worse:
- Wheat (bread, pasta, cake, etc)