Got A Sinus Infection? Try These Natural Remedies Before You Visit A Doctor

Most people know that a sinus infection can make you feel miserable with pain over your cheeks, eyes, and nose, as well as a severe headache. There are many causes of sinus infections, such as excessive dairy consumption, smoking, and dental infections. If you are suffering from a sinus infection, below are some natural remedies you can try before you go to a doctor for treatment.

Flush Your Nose

To flush your nose you can use a saline spray, or a neti pot. You can find both the spray and neti pot at most drug stores. Either of these things will thin out the mucus in your head and throat, giving you instant relief from pain.

To use a neti pot, follow the instructions that comes with it, or you can ask your doctor how to properly use it. It will probably take you a few tries before you get it right. The saline spray will also come with instructions on how to use it.

While you are having sinus pain, use the neti pot or saline spray once or twice a day. After this, you can use it once a week or so, to keep your nasal passages moist to help prevent the sinus infection from coming back.

Allergy Proof Your Bedroom

If you have sinus pain, allergies can make the pain feel much worse, and symptoms always seem to get worse at night when you go to bed. For this reason, keep allergies out of your bedroom to help with this problem. You can do this by using dust covers on your comforter and pillows. If you have pets, do not let them sleep in your bedroom, as their hair and pet dander can aggravate your sinuses. Vacuum and dust your bedroom regularly. You should also make sure to change out your HVAC filter regularly. If it is dirty, when your air comes on, the dust and debris from the filter blows out into your home.

Spice It Up

Eat some chili peppers to clear out your nasal passages. Chili peppers contain a compound called capsaicin, which is what makes peppers spicy, but can also reduce sinus symptoms. Peppers that contain capsaicin include tabasco, chili, cayenne, jalapenos, and habaneros. You can add these peppers to spice up your food while you are cooking it, or you can add it to food that is already cooked.

After trying these natural remedies you are still suffering from sinus pain, you should make an appointment with your doctor for treatment at a facility like Sinus Center-Idaho.