At one point or another, a sinus infection has most likely snuck up on you or a loved one. These unwanted guests tend to show up when we least expect them and when we least can deal with them, for that matter. But there are natural sinus support options available to you and your family. The next time you or members of your household are starting to feel a sinus infection coming on, turn to the following steps to combat the illness:
Nasal Flush – Start fighting off the symptoms by flushing the nasal passages. Saline spray and washes are typically the foolproof way to go. The saline wash will thin out the mucus and help flush it out of the nasal passages.
Hot Showers – The vapor from hot water can help to moisten your sinuses. The vapor can loosen up mucus and debris that become built up and stuck within your nasal cavity. For extra sinus support, try sprinkling a few drops of eucalyptus or menthol in the shower as these will also help open up the nasal passages.
Supplements – Try bromelain, a protein found in pineapple stems. It’s known to reduce swelling and can be beneficial to reduce swelling in the nasal passages. Consult your healthcare professional before taking bromelain, as it may interact with other medications you are taking.
Hydration – Be sure to stay hydrated as this helps your body in so many ways. Most importantly in this case, it helps to keep your sinuses moist. Drinking water during the day, and avoiding caffeinated drinks, will work best. Aim for the age-old guideline of at least eight 8-glasses each day.
There are a number of ways to find relief from sinus infections. To learn more and discover the relief that is right for you, contact us. We’ll help you find comfort in sinus support and other remedies.