Allergy and Sinus Treatments
A sinus infection, also called sinusitis, affects the cavities around your nasal passages. The infection causes your sinuses to become inflamed and swollen. The swelling makes it hard for your sinuses to drain, and mucus builds up. You become congested and have trouble breathing through your nose. Sinusitis often causes thick yellow or green nasal discharge. A sore throat, cough or headache, as well as pressure or tenderness around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead, may also accompany sinusitis. In most cases, viruses cause sinusitis. These viral infections usually go away on their own within a week to 10 days. Self-care measures such as extra rest and fluids along with over-the-counter pain relievers and decongestants can help. When sinusitis is caused by bacteria, the infection may not require treatment, either. But if it is persistent or severe, then antibiotics such as amoxicillin, doxycycline and others may be used to treat the infection.
Allergies can produce many of the same cold-like symptoms as a sinus infection, including sinus pressure, a runny nose and congestion. But the condition itself, called allergic rhinitis, is different. It is caused by an allergic response to allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander. This reaction happens when your immune system releases chemicals, such as histamine, into your bloodstream. These immune system chemicals lead to your allergy symptoms.
One of the key ways to tell if you are experiencing allergic rhinitis is if you have itchy, watery eyes along with your other symptoms. Itchiness is rarely a symptom of a sinus infection. Another way to tell the difference is if you have very thick yellow or green nasal discharge. That's more likely a symptom of a sinus infection.
• Sneezing & a stuffy or runny nose
• Clear or whitish nasal drip
• Itchy watery eyes
• A burning sensation in the eyes or nose
• Pain in the upper teeth
• Pressure or paint in upper cheeks, top of nose, between eyes or forehead
• Stuffed nose, mucous is thick and yellow, greenish or grayish
• Symptoms last more than 10-14 days
Allergy rate has increased over the years and more and more people are looking for natural allergy remedies to cure their allergies and sinuses. There are three things we need to do. We all know that the air has been polluted so we have to change the quality of the air we breathe. Second we don't even know it, but we tend to eat unhealthy food, so diet change is in order, and of course use of the natural remedies to boost the immune system and improve respiratory system.
1. Humidifier and/or Dehumidifier: Number one thing you should do is get a dehumidifier or humidifiers. Depending on where you live, you will decide on which one will suit you best. The problem is that air we breathe is not clean any more. Too little or too much humidity in the air effects our respiratory system! The ideal humidity level in your home should be between 30-50%. So make sure which ever dehumidifier or humidifier you do buy, you get the one that has humidistat built in.
2. Allergy Sinus Buster: Sinus Buster Allergy Formula (nasal spray) is a newer 100% natural product. People love it better than proscribed medicine. There are different types, some include migraine relief and some include headache relief. Sinus Buster is getting some raving reviews and the fact that it can help with headaches while being a 100% natural formula, allergy sufferers love it! The spray has some paper in it, so it might be a little to strong, but it helps relieve your symptoms a lot.
3. Breathe Right Nasal Strips: Very helpful are Breathe Right Nasal Strips. If your nose gets stuffy, and if you have morning headaches due to stuffy sinuses, these strips do miracles to open your nasal passages. This brand Breathe Right is very popular and it is better to go with brand name products than no-brand because in most cases for the nasal strips the brand names work better.
4. Connection Between the Foods and Allergies: A lot of experts believe that there is a connection between the food and allergies. There are two things that cause my allergies to skyrocket. One is the onion, and the second one is chocolate. It happens every time. Some experts say that headaches occur from wheat and chocolate. That is for the regular headaches, while for migraine headaches alcohol beverages, cheese, chocolate, nuts, wheat, milk and eggs can be the cause. One good way to get rid of your allergies is by using allergy free for life guide. With this guide you can get rid of most of the allergies in very little time and just in the case it does not work for you, you do get money back guaranteed for 60 days.
5. SinuCleanse: SinuCleanse is a great natural allergy relief for sinus sufferers. What it does is it gentle washes your nasal passages. This product can be used even on children. It was developed by a Doctor for Ear, Nose, and Throat. It works effectively to reduce symptoms caused by sinus infections, allergies and the common cold including. Customers are literally wowed by this system. All you have to do is dissolve saline solution the SinuCleanse pot and slowly wash your nasal passages. It will really help sooth and moisture your sinuses, improve your breathing and make you feel better faster.
6. Honey Can Help with Allergies: In the recent years, it has been recommended to eat one to two local (preferably) Honey each day to lower the allergy impact. Add to that a warm tea, because warm liquids help with nasal congestion. It is important to mention that having too much humidity is not good either so keep the humidity level at your home between 35-45% not over or lower than that.
7. Showering: Anyone who has even been stuffed-up knows the impressive ability of a steaming hot shower to soothe sinuses and clear nasal passages, if only temporarily. But showers offer an added benefit for springtime allergy sufferers. A quick rinse after spending time outdoors can help remove allergens from your skin and hair and prevent them from spreading to clothes, furniture, pillowcases, and other surfaces where they're likely to dog you.
8. Steam: The easiest method is simply to pour boiling water into a bowl or other container, drape a towel over your head to form a tent, and inhale deeply through your nose for five to 10 minutes. (Just be careful not to get your face too close to the water, as you may scald yourself.) If you find yourself really clogged up, this may be more convenient than taking several showers a day.
9. Tea: Holding your face over a hot cup of tea may open your nasal passages, but the steam isn't the only thing that's beneficial. The menthol in peppermint tea, for instance, seems to work as a decongestant and expectorant, meaning it can break up mucus and help clear it out of your nose and throat. Similarly, green tea contains a compound (methylated epigallocatechin gallate) have antioxidant properties that inhibit allergic reactions. Neti pots are widely available online and at natural food stores. Use your pot about twice a day during allergy season, especially in the morning and after spending time outdoors. You also can use a neti pot before bed to prevent snoring caused by allergies and promote optimal overnight breathing.
10. Neti Pots: Neti pots, small vessels shaped like Aladdin’s lamp (see the Image Gallery), have been used in India for thousands of years to flush the sinuses and keep them clear. It’s an idea that takes some getting used to for most Westerners, but it’s a bit like using nasal spray. A little douse of saltwater can rinse away those prickly pollen grains and help treat allergies and other forms of sinus congestion.
11. Boost Your Immune System: People do not associate immune system with allergies, but that is where the big problem is. When body is fighting with allergies (body is sick), that means the immune system weakens. Especially for people who get allergies often, they really need to boost their immune system. Take you C vitamins. Drink lemon juice (freshly squeezed) and replace the salad dressing with lemon juice instead. Drink a lot of water can help as well because hydration is important for your body. If possible reduce coffee intake or at least limit yourself to one cup a day. Take your multivitamins each day. Reduce stress, because when you are under stress, your immune system suffers. And get rest including the full night of sleep.
12. Immune System and Allergies: Again, allergies and immune system are connected. We tend to take medication for our allergies, but we never take anything to boost the immune system. For me, just the regular C vitamin did not work. I was taking anywhere between 2000-4000 milligrams a day, but it was not helping so I added the Mongosteen Juice (which actually made me sneeze at first), but after I felt much better.
13. Mangosteen Juice: This Magnosteen Juice is getting very popular. Per research it has shown that it works well to improve immune system as well as supports cardio vascular health as well as providing natural support to help combat infections, inflammation, fever, fatigue, heart and circulatory concerns and numerous other health conditions. It is basically a fruit (or Garcinia mangostana, as it is known scientifically) is consists of xanthones and other phytonutrients that really benefit the health benefits!
15. Get Rid Of Fragrances: In addition to everything else, it is very important to get rid of the fragrances such as perfumes, scented candles, scented dry sheets, and other fragrances that surround you. There are a lot of cleaning supplies that have been developed without chlorine, ammonia, scent free, and non toxic. Some of the brands are Seventh Generation or Kleen Free.
14. Kali Bchromicum 10X: Kali Bchromicum 10X is a natural allergy remedy that decongests the sinuses and reduces the pain. This is sublingual medication. You need to place it under your tongue and let it dissolve. You can use it each hour, and when symptoms improve than about twice a day. Once they are gone, you can stop using the remedy.
15. SinusClear: Sinus Clear is a homeopathic herbal medicine. It helps with any kind of breathing problem. It should help you drain sinuses, relive headaches, reduces chills and fever. It also dilates blood vessels.
16. Spicy foods: Foods with a kick can definitely start your eyes watering and open your nasal passages, but it's unclear whether they provide anything more than fleeting relief.
17. Eucalyptus oil: The strong, piney aroma of eucalyptus oil can supercharge steam inhalation, helping to open your sinuses and nasal passages further. The essential oil, extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, but if nothing else the vapor provides a bracing, menthol-like sensation that can make breathing seem easier. Try adding a few drops of oil to a bowl of steaming water, or to the floor of the shower before you step in.
Allergy medications are available as pills, liquids, inhalers, nasal sprays, eyedrops and shots (injections). Some allergy medications are available over-the-counter while others are available in Herbal and Homeopathic products. Over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines, can be quite effective in relieving allergy symptoms. If you are regularly bothered by allergies, ask your doctor if a prescription nasal corticosteroid may be right for you. These nasal sprays help prevent and treat nasal inflammation and congestion, while antihistamines treat the itching and runny nose that allergies can cause
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