Many people worldwide are affected by some types of sinus problems at least once a year.
As we all know sinusitis can be painful and can literally go on for days and sometimes weeks.
A quick fix is to buy an over the counter painkiller and nasal spray which works for a short period of time.
If you are one of those who are susceptible to this non-life threatening disease, here are five effective sinus home remedies that have been used by many sufferers with some or great success.
1. Drink Hot Fluid
The moment you experience the first sign of sinus problems such as runny nose you need to warm your body by drinking hot fluid.
Simply boil some water to make a cup of hot tea and drink it slowly while it's hot. Peppermint and Chamomile tea, black tea, ginger or any herbal tea have proved to provide immediate effect.
A mixture of honey and lemon drink also has the great therapeutic effect on your sick sinuses.
Dried herbs such as Echinacea, Astragalus, Liquorice and Nettles can be steep in boiling water for a few minutes to make into tea.
A hot chicken broth with a few cloves of garlic, a few slices of ginger, pepper cones and an onion is as effective as drinking tea.
If your throat is slightly inflated you can gargle with lukewarm saltwater. Although some people recommend using unprocessed sea salt which has a greater effect to reduce inflammation.
The above are just some useful method to stop your sins from getting worse.
2. Steam Inhalation
If you suffer from nasal congestion which is a common symptom of sinusitis, inhaling steam helps to open your nasal cavities, improve cilia movement and thin mucus to help you breathe easily.
You can also add a few drops eucalyptus, peppermint or oregano oil into a bowl of steamy water. Taking a hot shower and using a vaporizer also works very well to decongest your sinuses.
A good place to go to relieve your block sinus is to spend a few minutes in a sauna at your local fitness center. You will find your mucus start to loosen up that making it easy for you to blow out. Not only that all the toxins and impurities in your body and skin are removed and at the same time you feel clean and revitalize.
3. Eat the Right Sinus Food
Diet plays a crucial role in your sinus health. Consuming healthy foods will improve your immune system which in turn helps your body fight viruses that contribute to your on-going sinus issues.
So eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and avoid food preservative, food coloring, flavor enhancer, processed food and all foods with no nutritional value.
Certain foods such as milk, ice cream, dairy products, and alcohol have been known to stimulate excess mucus production. Eat less of these products or avoid them altogether until you start to see improvement in your sinus health.
Some people have consumed spicy food to improve circulation in their nasal passage to ease their sinus discomfort. English mustard, Japanese Wasabi, Indian curry, Mexican Chili bean or any other spicy recipes are some of the popular sinus food which you can try.
4. Facial Massage
This is an effective therapy if you suffer from facial pain and pressure. Gently massage the sinus area around your cheek bone. Although your shoulders and neck has no link to your sinuses massaging them can make you feel relax, release tension and bring temporary relief.
You can make your own therapeutic massage oil by adding eucalyptus, thyme, lavender, peppermint or tea tree oil into olive, macadamia, grape seed, sesame, wheat germ or any carrier oil.
For a sudden sinus attack one real super quick tip is to massage with Vick's VapoRub or any ointment containing menthol around the sinus region, chest, neck and shoulder to achieve instant relief.
Instead of massage you can also place warm towel or face pack over your sinus area to aid circulation, open blocked cavities, thin and loosen mucus.
5. Stay Healthy
Appearingly exercise plays an important role to keep your sinus and overall health in top condition. A quick walk or jog around your local neighborhood for ten to fifteen minutes should help to open nasal passes and reduce swelling.
But not everyone with sinus issues answers well to home remedies but usually many sufferers found at least one remedy that works really well for them.
Lastly, you do not have to put up with sinusitis and if your sinuses make you miserable you do something about it.