Solutions for Painful Sinus Problems

Symptoms of Sinus Infection

Sinus infections are a common problem that can happen at any time of the year. You may experience one sinus infection in your life or you can be prone to getting them. This year I have seen more infections crop up than usual. The symptoms can be mild to severe, and can range from a runny nose, nasal congestion, or extreme facial pain/pressure. Other symptoms you could experience are headaches, post-nasal drip, a cough, or bad breath. The pain and discomfort can leave you feeling exhausted and can be very frustrated.

What causes sinus problems

The causes vary; the infection can be caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. It can be associated with lowered immunity or the long-term consequence of a cold or flu. The problem can be aggravated by foods that create inflammation in the body or ones that create excess mucous. Some of you will experience problems around perfumes, body sprays, pollens, or pet dander. These may aggravate this problem by also increasing inflammation, and causing a histamine response in the body.

Natural Solutions for sinus problems

So, where to start? I think it would be wise to start with the diet and leave out potential problem foods like dairy, sugar, alcohol, wheat, and red meats. These foods can contribute to inflammation and may aggravate your symptoms. Once things are calm again you can reintroduce them. Reducing smoking is advisable too. Taking these measures should help take some pressure from the immune system. Up to 80% of your immune system is found in the gut. If could be a good idea to top up the gut microbiome with a supplement like Udo’s Choice Super 8, as this way you will have a regular dose of the bacteria. It is very important to take good gut bacteria after antibiotics. And many of you may have taken antibiotics for your infection.

If antibiotics haven't helped it could be that the infection is caused by a fungal or viral infection or it could be more associated with airborne allergens. A combination of herbs like garlic, echinacea, oregano and astragulus can help in these situations.

For sinus infections associated with airborne allergens I would take a look at Irish Botanica All Seasons Complex. This is a liquid herbal supplement. It’s a supplement that is particularly useful to help relief the discomfort associated with hayfever and sinus problems. It’s especially good if your symptoms are aggravated by airborne allergens, particularly pollen from weeds, shrubs, and trees that are present throughout the year. Irish Botanica All Seasons Complex is a botanical blend of natural ingredients, including Magnolia, Astragulus, Angelica, and Peppermint. It was a popular supplement this year for hayfever sufferers and is becoming a popular choice for people who experience sinus problems associated with airborne allergens. It would combine well with Irish Botanica Echinacea and some good gut bacteria to help you fight infection faster.

Tips to aid sinus pain

Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Include garlic, oregano, and ginger in your cooking. Try Pukka Elderberry and Echinacea tea for immune support. A steam inhalation with lavender and eucalyptus can help relieve symptoms as well as this can keep the sinuses moist. A warm compress can work well, place the compress on the nose and forehead, this may help lessen the pressure in the sinuses. Try a gentle massage with 2 drops of lavender oil mixed with a carrier oil at the end of the day.

I hope you can find a solution in the above remedies.

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