Infection Prevention Week: Home Remedies For Sinus Infection

Updated at: Oct 19, 2020
Infection Prevention Week: Home Remedies For Sinus Infection

Meta: International prevention week is from October 18-24. Here are some home remedies for sinus infection. Check them out. 

Navya Kharbanda
Home RemediesWritten by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: Oct 19, 2020

It's Infection Prevention week from 18th October to 24th October. A day that is celebrated by millions of professionals and citizens. It is celebrated to make people aware about the importance of infection prevention and the role that infection preventionists play in protecting public health through events and webinars. As an individual, it is your duty to take care of your personal hygiene and cooperate with the health are facilities. Covid-19 has already created a fear in people in terms of germs and infections. In fact, dengue is also spreading in this season day by day. Hence, people have started taking precautions like never before. Infections don't just cause flue, fever and cold but can be very dangerous for you. Just keep washing your hands and sanitising. Read further and you will get to know about some home remedies for sinus infection in this article. 

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Sinus symptoms

Many people think that they are just suffering from common cold and not sinus. It is difficult from them to differentiate between the two. Here are some signs of symptoms to indicate if you are having a sinus infection: 

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Congestion in nose
  • No smelling sensation
  • Bad taste and breath
  • Headache
  • Mild swelling under the eyes
  • Running mucus from nose to throat 
 
sinus image

Home remedies for sinus infection

A sinus infection can be caused by common cold and changes in weather too. Here are some natural ways to help with your sinus infection at home:

Steam

Steam is the most useful way to clear your nose. If you have a sinus infection, even a doctor will advice you to go for the steaming process. You can even add two to three drops of eucalyptus oil to a very hot bowl of water. Cover your face with a towel and face the bowl directly. Inhale the steam, and it will help in clearing your blocked nasal passage.

Nasal spray

Nasal sprays are also very effective in curing congestion and irritation. It helps in flushing out your nasal passages with a saline spray. You just simple have to spray it in your nostril, whilst tilting your head so it flows out of the other nostril. Do this with each nostril. This will help with your sinuses and in removing bacteria. 

sinus nasal spray

Soup

There's a reason why soups are recommended when an individual is sick. Well, soup can be helpful in case of sinus infection too. It helps with congestion and blocked nose. You can go for chicken as well as vegetable soup. The healthy ingredients present in them can contribute in nourishing your body too.

Yoga/rest and sleep

Sleeping and resting is also believed to be really good to provide relief with nasal passage blockage. Moreover, you can try different yogasans that are particularly advised to treat sinus infections. It is not exerting and you will feel much better after doing some yoga and meditation. 

Drink enough fluids

To help flush the virus out of your system, you have to drink enough fluids in a day. However, don't chose cold juices or soft drink but increase the consumption of coffee, tea and even water. Drinking water can really help in eliminating the virus that causes sinus infection.  

It is always good to try these home remedies to treat sinus infection. However,  you can consult your doctor if there is no progress in your health. It is always good to take a doctor's advice with infections, otherwise they can go worse within the blink an eye.

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