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.
What causes Sinus Infection?
- Respiratory infections
- Allergies such as hay fever
- Obstructions in the nasal or sinus cavities
- Changes in air pressure
- Infections resulting from dental problems
- Physical injury to the sinuses
- Bacteria, viruses, and fungi
What are the Symptoms of Sinus Infection?
- Thick, yellow, foul-smelling discharge from your nose
- Block nose and congestion
- Post-nasal drip
- Sinus pressure or pain around your face and eyes
- Headache (generally in the forehead area and often referred to as a “sinus headache”)
- A cold that doesn’t go away or gets even worse
What Foods to Avoid?
- Dairy products
- Refined flour and grains
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Which Supplements Helps?
- Garlic – awesome way not only to naturally treat a sinus infection, but to prevent it in the first place.
- Vitamin C, Preferably Ester-C (Helps increase our blood’s white count by strengthening our neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages; and generally boosts the immune system against viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, and other unwanted fungus.)
- Echinacea – help your body fight off viruses and bacteria.