Prolonged colds and an indifferent attitude to the common cold often lead to sinusitis, an inflammatory disease of the sinuses. You should not self-medicate without consulting a doctor. But there are several proven ways to cure sinusitis with home remedies.
Sinusitis most often affects the sinuses located on the sides of the nasal septum - the so-called maxillary sinuses. With advanced stages of the disease, the periosteum and frontal sinuses are involved in the inflammatory process. Neglected (severe) cases of sinusitis are treated strictly in a medical institution, as you will need a puncture and pumping out pus.
The root cause of sinusitis is hypothermia and, as a result, an inflammatory process in the nose. Some people simply forget to blow their nose and endlessly "toss" their nose, driving the infection up the sinuses.
The main symptoms of sinusitis are: a lingering runny nose, yellow-green nasal discharge, a feeling of heaviness in the cheekbones, pain in the area between the eyes and in the frontal lobes. The pain and feeling of heaviness increases when the head is tilted down towards the chin.
Try to press your fingers on the bones under the eyes and near the nose; severe pain and a feeling of fullness of the subcutaneous sacs can also serve as bright signs of sinusitis. In cases where pus has passed to the frontal sinuses, lacrimation and conjunctivitis of the eye may appear.
With acute sinusitis, the temperature can rise to 39 degrees. Chronic sinusitis, as a rule, proceeds without temperature.
The first rule when treating sinusitis with home remedies is to rinse your nose and blow your nose often, for a long time. Choose disposable handkerchiefs to avoid re-infection.
Pharmacy products such as Aqualor, Dolphin, Humer, Marimer, Otrivin spray are suitable as washing. The least costly, but no less effective remedy is saline or salt water.
Mix 1 teaspoon of salt (you can use sea salt), a pinch of baking soda in 250 ml of warm boiled water. Fill the smallest syringe (rubber bulb) with the solution. Go to the sink, bend over and turn your head to the left. The procedure can be carried out not in the bathroom, but lying down and holding a small basin (or bowl) under the nose for draining.
Squirt the solution into the right nostril for 2-3 seconds. Blow your nose and repeat the procedure on the left nostril (tilt your head to the right).
Hot teas with fennel, anise, sage and fenugreek (a teaspoon of crushed plants in a glass of freshly brewed tea) also help the outflow of mucus and pus with sinusitis. Home remedies such as paraffin wax, boiled eggs, and bags of salt will also help with sinusitis.
A warm paraffin cake, a hot boiled egg wrapped in a handkerchief, or a heated cloth bag with sea salt for baths is applied to the side of the nose from one side and the other, alternately for 5-10 minutes. Warming up is done after rinsing the nose. In no case should you do warming up with sinusitis, if there is a temperature!
In addition to dry heating with sinusitis without temperature, steam inhalations will help. Pour water into a small saucepan, bring to a boil and add 1-2 teaspoons of propolis tincture or 10 drops of pine, cedar, eucalyptus essential oil. Breathe over the steam for about 7 minutes, then blow your nose and apply dry heat to your nose to consolidate the effect.
When you have cured the inflammatory process, you can start preventing sinusitis in order to avoid repeated attacks. To do this, drink for a month a tincture of linden or St. John's wort flowers (30 g of dried flowers per glass of boiling water, insist for 20 minutes, take a tablespoon up to 5 times a day).
At the same time as the tincture, practice a sinus massage to improve blood circulation.With bent index fingers, massage the cheekbones along the lines from the middle of the nose to the temples and the side of the nose from the nostrils to the glabellar region, and sinusitis will no longer bother you.