The sinus infection happens very often to everybody. So, you experience non-stop pain and pressure. Your face and head hurt, and maybe your teeth too. If it is untreated, the sinus infection can involve the bones of the face too or spread to the brain in some rare cases.
The sinuses are open spaces above and beside the nose that are connected with mucous membranes. Every time that we breathe through the nose, the mucus acts like the first defense against foreign substances and pathogens that we inhale. Small particles are caught by the mucus that is constantly swept towards the throat by cilia – tiny hair-like structures. The mucus is swallowed, and the acid of the stomach neutralizes most of the pathogens.
If the sinuses can’t drain properly, they become infected. When sinus tissues swell, the mucus becomes stuck and the sinus fills, causing pain and pressure and creates a perfect place for infection.
Sinus infections can be bacterial, viral, fungal or a combination. They can also be chronic or acute.
How to Avoid Sinus Infection
If you suffer from an acute or chronic sinus infection, one part of the problem can be Candida. So, your immune system needs help now. A healthy diet can heal the infection and boost the immune system.
Avoid the processed food, and eat real food instead. Your diet should consist 80 percent fresh, raw, organic produce, more vegetables that fruits. Include healthy fats also. Omega 3 essential fatty acids are essential for your diet and they can reduce the inflammation too. Avoid all artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives, and also trans fats, MSG, GMOs and high fructose corn syrup. And now comes the hardest part for you: stop eating SUGAR! Sugar feeds the Candida, and also the bacteria and the viruses. Each time when you eat sugar, it takes 3 days to recover your immune system.
Also, you should avoid all allergens. Many people don’t know that they are allergic to dairy, can find out that with the elimination of dairy from their diet will stop the chronic sinus infection, ear and respiratory infection.
You need to cleanse your body if you want to heal your immune system. A good cleanse will help you to kill the parasites, pathogens and the Candida. You have to rebalance your gut. If your sinuses are your only problem, that will do a better job of healing any present or future infection.
Treating Sinus Infection with Irrigation
If you flush the sinuses with saline solution, that can aid in the reduction of swelling, and can remove the excess mucous together with the pathogens and debris. To make a saline solution, you will need ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt to 16 ounces or 2 cups of warm water.
Pay attention to use the following:
- Real salt, but don’t use sea salt. Make sure that it has no additives.
- Boiled water or distilled water.
- Baking soda but without aluminum.
Treat Chronic Sinus Infection
It takes a long time to heal the chronic sinus infections, and it can come back very easily if your sinus cavities are not fully healed. Anyone that has chronic sinus infection, should change the diet.
For chronic or some serious sinus infection, we recommend irrigation and Shillington’s Herbal Snuff. It is not pleasant, but it helps a lot. Herbal snuff works excellent if you are eating well, but if you are eating poorly (sugar, diary, etc.), it can contribute to a lung infection.
Sinus Infection Remedies
Putting a warm compress on your face can help relieve the pain and pressure caused by a sinus infection. Just soak a cloth in hot water, wring it out, and place it on the tender areas of your face. You should feel relief in just a few minutes.
Staying hydrated is very important in cases of sinus infections. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water to loosen the congestion and the accumulation of mucus.
You can drink plain warm water or spice it up with a bit of lemon juice or ginger. Herbal teas and veggie broths are also a good choice.
Steam inhalation has been known to help treat symptoms of the painful condition. Just lean over a pot with boiling water with a few drops of eucalyptus oil in it. It will soothe your inflamed airways and help with the discomfort.
Shillington’s Herbal Snuff Recipe
- 7 parts Bayberry Bark Powder
- 7 parts Goldenseal Root Powder
- 1 part Garlic Powder
- 1 part Cayenne Pepper Powder
(This recipe is by parts, whether tablespoons, teaspoons or more)
Grind the ingredients and mix them well. Snort a very small amount of the mixture, about half the size of a match head. Use couple of times per day, until your symptoms disappear. This will burn, but it really works.