Sinus infections (Sinusitis) are caused by an inflammation of the nasal passageways (paranasal sinuses). This is a common condition that can afflict people throughout their lives. A sinus infection frequently starts with an obstruction to normal airflow into the nasal passageway, causing a reduction in the normal elimination of mucous. The elimination of mucous is critical for good sinus health. The elimination of mucous can be impaired by the concentration of mucous caused by dehydration from disease, antihistamines, or a lack of humidity in the air.
Sinus infections can also be caused by the environment (dust, smoke, and pollution), allergies, autoimmune issues, fungi, and viruses. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between sinusitis and rhinitis. Additionally, the changing of the seasons, genetics, and the aging process can trigger an irritating Sinus Infection. There are many symptoms associated with a sinus infection and often an accumulation of several are experienced including headache, fever, stuffy head, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, fatigue, and aching teeth.
An acute sinus infection that stems from a viral upper respiratory infection can last up to eight weeks and can occur more than three times a year. As the sinusitis progresses, it can cause damage to the cells that protect the lining of the nasal passages. The lining then accumulates and blocks the natural process of the removal of bacteria that is present in your nasal passage. This creates a breeding ground for the bacteria to multiply within your sinuses, leading to a full-blown infection.
Taking an Antibiotic for a Sinus Infection Won’t Always Help
In most cases, an antibiotic for sinus infection will not prevent the infection from reoccurring. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that antibiotics rarely help a sinus infection. That’s because sinus infections (sometimes labeled “chronic sinusitis”) usually come from viruses, not bacteria, and antibiotics are only effective on bacterial infections.
If you are struggling with sinus trouble, you are not alone. In the United States, 32 million people are affected by annoying and reoccurring sinus infection. There are safe, effective, natural alternatives for controlling a sinus infection, and you can find a sinus remedy that will help break the cycle of sinus challenges. Homeopathic remedies are not sedating, unlike most sinus prescriptions and OTC products.
The body is designed to be self-healing. VÄXA formulas have been created to accelerate the self-healing process and re-connect the building blocks of the body to enhance your overall health. There are some additional home remedies that can assist with sinusitis.
Reduction of Dairy, White Sugar, and White Flour: By reducing the amount of dairy, sugar, and white flour from your diet, during times of sinus symptoms can decrease mucus production and reduce the symptoms of a runny nose.
Avoid Pools and Hot Tubs: Chlorine affects the sinuses. The chemical vapors penetrate the tender nasal passageways and the skin, triggering the body to respond to the chlorine and remove it from the body.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids to allow the nasal secretions to remain thin which will assist in the elimination of mucous.