Sinus infection which medically known as rhinosinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when your nasal cavities becomes painfully uncomfortably infected, swollen, and inflamed.
Sinusitis is usually caused by a virus and often persists even after other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. In some cases, bacteria, or rarely fungus, may cause a sinus infection. Other conditions such as allergies, nasal polyps, and dental infections can also cause sinus pain and symptoms.
There are two known types of sinus infections which is differentiate by the duration of the infection.
Acute sinusitis only lasts for a short time, as less as four weeks. An acute infection is usually a contributing symptom of a cold and/or other respiratory ailment.
Meanwhile, a sinus infection that lasts more than twelve weeks or continuously recur is called the chronic sinus infection. Specialists agree that the main criteria for a chronic sinus includes facial pain, headaches,
Many sinus infection symptoms are common to both acute and chronic forms. Seeing your doctor is the best way to learn if you have an infection, to find the cause, and to know how to go about it.
Most aim and goals are for sinus infection treatment is to:
- Reduce sinus inflammation
- Keep your nasal passages draining
- Eliminate the underlying cause
- Reduce the number of sinusitis flare-ups
These self-help steps can help relieve sinusitis symptoms:
- Rest. This will help your body fight inflammation and speed recovery.
- Drink fluids,such as water or juice. This will help dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, which can be dehydrating. Drinking alcohol also can worsen the swelling of the lining of the sinuses and nose.
- Moisturize your sinus cavities. Drape a towel over your head as you breathe in the vapor from a bowl of medium-hot water. Keep the vapor directed toward your face. Or take a hot shower, breathing in the warm, moist air to help ease pain and help mucus drain.
- Apply warm compresses to your face. Place warm, damp towels around your nose, cheeks and eyes to ease facial pain.
- Rinse out your nasal passages. Use a specially designed squeeze bottle (Sinus Rinse, others), saline canister or neti pot to rinse your nasal passages. This home remedy, called nasal lavage, can help clear your sinuses. If you make your own rinse, use water that’s contaminant-free — distilled, sterile, previously boiled and cooled, or filtered using a filter with an absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller — to make up the irrigation solution. Also be sure to rinse the irrigation device after each use with contaminant-free water, and let air-dry.
- Sleep with your head elevated. This will help your sinuses drain, reducing congestion.
Or if you would like to try out Shaklee’s Sinus Combo especially tailored to reduce inflammation in the sinus and unblock. The Sinus Combo consists of:
Vita C Plus – Increase your immune system and reduces flu and cough
Alfalfa Complex – Detox the body and removes all toxins from the body
Garlic Complex – Anti-bacterial and fights off the bacteria that causes sinus blockage and inflammation.
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