Monday, January 17, 2011

Sinus Infection Home Remedy

To begin with, chronic sinus infection, try using the following natural home remedies and see what works for you.
You should inhale steam vapors periodically. This is a simple and effective home remedy for sinus infection. All you have to do is lean your head over a hot water bowl so that the steam can reach your face directly. Start inhaling the steam from the bowl. Repeat this for 3-4 mins as many times as it is convenient to do so. The purpose is to thin the usually thick mucus so that drainage is enhanced.

Also use garlic juice or garlic capsules. Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Sinus infections could be one or the other bacterial or fungal in nature, the properties of garlic should work as a effective natural cure.

Another way is to put some chopped fresh garlic in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam 3-4 times a day. This is yet another effective home remedy for a sinus infection.
Another natural cure and home remedy for sinus infection is to drink Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains potassium. This helps reduce mucus and has shown to be beneficial as a natural home remedy of sinus infections, runny-nose and the common cold. Mix 3 teaspoons of organic or natural Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of warm water and drink it. Do this 4 times a day.

Food allergy is sone of the major causes of sinus infection. It may sound stupid and unlikely, but many people have found that avoiding certain food groups helped them cure this condition! For chronic sinus infection sufferers, you need to avoid dairy products, wheats, eggs, chickens, ducks, chocolates, peanuts, bananas and corn. To be absolutely sure which food group you may be allergic to, a diagnostic blood test is highly recommended. Therefore, avoiding certain food groups which are known to cause allergic reactions can be a simple and yet effective home remedy for sinus infection.

Nasal irrigation. This is a highly used and extremely effective natural cure and a proven home remedy for sinus infection.
Aside from these natural cure to fight sinus infection, you should endeavor to improve your general health and build up a strong immune system.
By doing this, you will be less susceptible to fungal/viral and bacterial infections.
Viruses are around us all the time and a healthy immune system is developed by eating right and staying in shape, exercise frequently.
You should set a goal of drinking around 8 glasses of water everyday. This will help thin out the mucus which is naturally produced by the body to allow easy drainage through the nasal passages.
Besides, if your system is well hydrated it can help prevent your from ill health since the body's immune system deteriorates if theres  insufficient water in the body.
Adopting a home remedy to help fight sinus infection, both low and mild, may help save you a trip or two to the doctor However, if you have sinus infection and the symptoms remain even after trying out these home remedies, it could well mean that your body's immune system is weakened. In this case, it is advisable to consult a physician as soon as possible.


  1. I am pregnant and about 2 months ago I had a really bad cold the medicine I could take wouldn't help, it turned into my 1st sinus infection. I was very congested, had sinus pain and pressure and my top left teeth hurt badly Tylenol would not help. My doc put me on antibiotics and within 24 hours I was feeling better. Then 2 weeks ago my congestion got worse the pressure and headaches were back my throat hurt I was hot all the time. I am now on my 2nd round of antibiotics so let's hope it works this time.