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Sinusitis Treatment With Cold And Flu Remedies

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by Sinus11 No Comments

If you experienced with some types of sinus problems before, you can probably understand the extreme pain and discomfort this illness can cause.

Your nose will most likely become stuffy which can disrupt your normal breathing. This may also contribute to poor sleeping pattern until you recover from your respiratory issues.

While there are many sinusitis treatment medications available to ease your disorder, the best method that I am going to recommend to you is to prevent it with cold and flu remedies.

This is because if you fail to fight the common cold they can irritate your nasal or sinus lining leading to swelling and inflammation.

Your immune system will start to activate by secreting excess mucus as a way to protect your body.

As a result your nasal and sinus passage become congested leading to pressure built-up which can cause many types of sinus symptoms such as runny nose, headache, nasal drip, watery eyes, fever and other sinus pain.

If you are susceptible to cold every winter or change in season then you will need to come up with a preventive measure that works for you.

Listed below are some natural cold and flu remedies to prevent sinus disorders.

Consume plenty of vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains have high minerals and antioxidants content that are beneficial for building a healthy immune system.

Vegetables such as onion and garlic possess anti-microbial properties to kill germs and bacterial. Garlic in particular is renowned to help prevent the common winter cold.

Adding slices of ginger and chili to your cooking do speed up your immune response during the cooler months.

Increase Vitamin D

It is important that you have adequate levels of Vitamin D as it may help to improve your immunity in order to prevent cold. Ideally you should take it all through winter.

Studies have shown that people with low Vitamin D are more prone to upper respiratory tract infections compare to those with high levels.

As it is a fat soluble vitamin, you may not get enough or missing out on D if you eat only “low fat” foods.

Fish, morning sunlight and dairy products fortified with D are some of the best sources.

You can also obtain naturally from egg yolks and cod liver oil. Sometimes you may need to take supplements to reach the optimal level of at least 1000 IU per day.

Protein Intake

Protein helps to keep our body strong and healthy. Adequate protein intake may boost the production of antibodies to help fight infections and viruses.

The easy to get enough of this is from animal sources such as fish, eggs, red meat, poultry and dairy products.

Plant sources include legumes, nuts, seeds, tofu and other soy bean products.

Wash Your hands

It is a good practice to wash your hands often. The reason for doing this are that cold viruses can survive for many hours on tissues, hands and other hard surfaces.

If you fail to do this you, may contract a virus when you touch your face, mouth or nose after contact with contaminated surfaces.

Some of the common shared surfaces in the home or offices include telephone, door knob, keyboards, toilet seat etc…

Exercise

Regular exercise is beneficial for strengthening our immune response byincreasing blood circulation.

If you are too busy, a brief walk around your neighborhood is better than doing nothing at all. Walking the dog or doing housework such as cleaning, vacuuming or dusting may also help because you are moving your body muscle all the time.

Studies have shown exercise helps to increase natural killer cells to defence our body against germs, viruses and other infectious diseases.

Is it too late once you catch a cold?

As soon as you start to develop symptoms you should implement my simple Cold and flu treatment plan listed below.

Seek Treatment Immediately

My advice is to seek treatment and act quickly. You should start drinking hot tea to warm your body.

Taking natural antiviral and antimicrobial herbs such as garlic, echinacea and andrographis during early stages of a cold may help to shorten the duration and severity of the symptoms.

Increase vitamin C and Zinc

Start taking Vitamin C to fight against infection and Zinc supplements to boost your immune response.

At the onset of cold you should take Zinc tablets within 24 hours to reduce the symptoms.

Broccoli, citrus, rockmelon, blackcurrants, cabbage, red capsicum or chilies have high C contents whereas natural sources of Zinc are found in oysters, beef, lamb, whole grains, legumes and sunflower seeds.

Reduce Dairy Consumption

Dairy products such as cheese, milk and yogurt have been known to increase mucus production and nasal congestion especially when you have the cold or upper respiratory infections.

You should reduce your intake temporarily until you see improvement.

Take Probiotic Yogurt

Taking probiotic yogurt (friendly bacteria) helps to improve the health of your digestive tract and restore your sinus health.

It is beneficial for your current weak immunity especially when you have used antibiotics or prescription drugs to treat your disorder.

Omega-3 Oil

Omega-3 contains fatty acids; EPA and DHA can increase the activities of the white blood cells to fight colds, inflammation and respiratory infections.

Other existing health benefit of this oil includes the reduction of pain, improve skin tone and to promote healthy blood circulation.

A good source of omega-3 essential oils can be found in fish such as tuna and sardines.

Olive-leaf

Olive-leaf possesses antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can fight against the cold and flu virus.

It is the active compound Oleuropein that appears to work by slowing down the multiplication of the cold and flu viruses.

In addition to this, taking olive leaf in capsules, tincture or extract help to enhance your immune response to protect your body from viral infection.

The tincture when diluted is a wonderful remedy for sore throat to reduce swelling and inflammation.

The above remedies are just some of the useful one which had been used successfully to prevent and reduce the cold symptoms in some people.

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How To Deal With Sinusitis

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by Sinus11 No Comments

I have been asked many times especially during the cold and flu season on how to deal with sinusitis, commonly known as sinus problems.

This is a good thing as everyone comes down with some type of sinus problems at least once in their life time. Well, it doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy, yet I have seen many people including athletes complain about sinusitis.

Before you learn how to deal with sinusitis you must learn how to recognize the symptoms. It is similar to the symptoms of cold and flu; runny nose, headache and stuffy nose. But if you experience something like pain and pressure around the face and nose region, nasal congestion, clear or colored mucus discharge, throat irritation and in chronic case, a post nasal drip, then this is clearly the sign of sinus problems.

You have two choices; you can go on medication or deal with it naturally.

For some unknown reason I often like to tough it out and let nature take its course. But not many of you are like me able to tolerant any sinus discomfort.

If you’re prone to sinusitis, then there are a few things you can do to prevent it from getting worst.

Give alcohol a miss, the reason I suggest this is because alcohol dehydrates and cause swelling to your mucus membrane.

Drink plenty of clear fluid or my favorite chicken broth. This will help to stop mucus from becoming too thick, which is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria to thrive. Sinus infection is something we really want to prevent as they can lead to complication.

Eat plenty of garlic, this is what a my friend has done as it helps to break up mucus which some people use the fancy term ‘mucolytic’ and also garlic is a natural antibiotic.

Another way of breaking mucus is to eat spicy food. I’m not asking you to eat chili on its own, try to be a little creative and add it into your cooking. Perhaps you might want to add a few slice of ginger and onion into your signature dish or whip up a Mexican chili beef.

If you want to try herbal stuff, then I suggest you try Echinacea. It is a cold and flu herb and is available as tincture (liquid extract) and tablets.

Vitamin C is always the first form of treatment during the cold and flu season to help your body fight infection. Take 1-2 tablets a day as over dosage of this vitamin may cause dry skin.

And if you have sore throat, try gargle with salt solution.

How about nasal congestion?

This is often the number one discomfort most of us encounter and it can make you feel terrible. There are several ways to solve this problem one way is to use an ancient device called the Neti pot.

How do you do this?

You pour saline solution through one side of your nostril (say you start with your right side) and gently blow out the water and mucus on the other nostril and vice versa.

Don’t know or can’t find a Neti pot? A simple trick is to use a small teapot.
Another way is to rub peppermint oil or the cheap Vicks Vapor-rub in the nasal cavities.

These are some of the methods which you can try to deal with your sinusitis if you haven’t done anything about it.

Medicine For Sinus

Posted on: April 14th, 2016 by Sinus11 No Comments

Medicine for sinus are normally prescribed to reduce inflammation and clogged sinuses in order to help the body’s immune system to fight back.

The inflammation and swelling are usually the results of a sinus infection. Hence, when a sufferer gets an infection, there is much more than taking antihistamine, pain killer and antibiotic.

For sinus allergy reaction, often it is important to stop the flow of excessive mucus secretion which can block the sinus cavities leading to severe bacteria and fungal infection.

Sinus infection is harder to treat and the use of either OTC (over the counter) or prescription medicine for sinus may often be necessary for a short period of time if all other treatment methods fail.

Medications such as nasal decongestants, corticosteroids, nasal spray and antihistamines are sometimes effective in treating infection, preventing infections in susceptible individuals and reduce sinus symptoms when they occur.

As there are many side effects following the use of most prescription medications, treatments should only be undertaken under the direction of a qualified health care provider.

Over the counter medicine

Decongestants
If you experience sinus pain and pressure, your doctor is most likely to recommend a decongestant to help the drainage of your sinuses by reducing the amount of mucus.
However, decongestant should only be used for a few days.

Antihistamines
If you show sign of itchy nose, watery eyes and runny nose, and if your doctor diagnoses allergy then he or she may recommend antihistamine.

Expectorant
In the event where too much mucus are being secreted, then expectorant may be use to remove mucus in the sinuses.

Pain killer
Pain killers are taken to reduce sinus pain and headache. They are available OTC. Stronger pain killers are generally prescribed by your doctor.

Analgesics pain relievers can also use to reduce pain associated with sinus pressure.

Nasal spray
Nasal spray is used to clean your nasal passage and clear congestion. There are several brand name available at the pharmacy, your local pharmacist assistant should be able to recommend one that works.

Spray containing steroid is generally sold under prescription to treat severe inflammation of the sinuses.

Prescription medicine

Corticosteroids
Available as nasal spray or oral to reduce swelling and inflammation of the sinus membrane if OTC medications do not response well to your sinus problems.

Antibiotics

For bacteria or fungal infection, antibiotics are generally prescribed for sinus infection and most offer very short term effect and has no advantage for acute sinusitis.

Statistics have shown that about one in seven Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis suggests that conventional medicine for sinus are not very effective.

Therefore, many sufferers are constantly looking for ways to clear their sinus pain. Many have found one or a few sinus remedies that help to eliminate this discomfort.

How To Manage Sinusitis Effectively

Posted on: March 13th, 2016 by Sinus11 1 Comment

If you suspect that you may have come down with sinusitis which is the inflammation of the sinuses, the good news is there are ways to manage some of the symptoms; nasal congestion, headache, runny nose, facial pain etc…

The 6 basic steps on how to manage your sinusitis effectively include:

1.Get a proper diagnosis.
Your local health provider is able to identify the specific allergens, irritants or other factors that may trigger your ailment.

Cold and flu medicines aren’t the right medicine if you have nasal congestion. The first step is to find out why you’re suffering from congestion as this may be the symptoms of the common cold.

Once you have been properly diagnosed, it is vital that you take the appropriate steps to control and manage your condition effectively.

2.Avoiding or reducing exposures to irritants, allergens and other external triggers that may contribute to your sinus problems.
By avoiding known triggers and allergy-proof your environment especially your home can greatly improve your life, reduce or in some cases eliminate your need for medications.

3.Educate yourself on your sinus problems.
There are many materials on the internet which you can use to educate yourself. Some are very helpful whereas others are not. There are also many self-help books in the library or bookshops which you read up to better understand your debilitating conditions.

4.Take long-term preventive measures.
Long-term preventive medications such as herbal remedies, physical therapies and alternative medicines are often helpful in the long run for your underlying conditions. And when you experience flare-up or sudden sinus attack then short-term medications such as anti-histamine, corticosteroid and other prescription medications may sometime necessary to control your sinus episodes.

5.Follow your treatment plan.
You should ideally have a plan in place to keep yourself informed about all aspects of your condition.
Make sure you have an action plan to deal with your symptoms. You should have found some remedies in “Your Complete Drug Free Treatments For Sinusitis” ebook for relief.

6.Keep your body healthy to avoid developing more symptoms so that you can enjoy your life.
You should lead a healthy lifestyle by being active, eat nutritious food and avoid those that may worsen your sinus health.