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Home Remedies For Sinus: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Sinusitis or swelling of the sinus is caused usually by a viral infection that affects our respiratory system. Sometimes it is also caused by bacteria or fungus. Sometimes it might be caused due to allergic reactions or a cold. These are some home remedies to cure sinus

  • Chicken Soup: A hot bowl of chicken soup has a soothing effect on the body. Chicken soup contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the swelling of sinus.
  • Nasal irrigation is one of the most common and effective methods to reduce sinus irritation. It relieves our nasal congestion and makes it easier to breathe. Take a little lukewarm water and add some salt. You can also add a tiny amount of baking soda into it. Now with the help of a squeeze bottle or a bulb syringe, pour it into one nostril while tilting your head so that it flows into the other nostril. Then repeat it for the other one. It will help clear your nostril from bacteria and other irritants.
  • Warm and Cold compresses can help improve your sinus condition. Just take a warm compress and wrap it around your nose, cheeks and forehead for three minutes. Then take it off and follow the same procedure with a cold compress. Repeat this process a few times daily.

Are there any side effects?

Using baking soda for nasal irrigation can cause a burning sensation inside your nose. Excessive consumption of chicken soup might cause stomach disorder.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Post remedy, The following conditions must be taken care of:

  • Use a mask or cover your mouth with a handkerchief while walking through polluted areas.
  • Avoid smoking for at least two months.
  • If your conditions does not improve within a week or so, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

How long does it take to recover?

Usually it takes about a week or two for the home remedies to take effect.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

If proper precautions are not taken and the infection is completely cured, there are chances that the symptoms might worsen again.

Is there any training or experts required?

Generally, you will not require any training or expertise for practicing these home remedies.They are common household items that are easily available in the market. In case you are allergic to some specific kinds of food or have any health condition, you can consult your doctor before consuming any of the mentioned home remedies.

Effectiveness: Medium Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range :

Approx Rs 10 - Rs 500

Training Requirement:

Generally, you will not require any training or expertise for practising these home remedies. They are common household items that are easily available in the market.

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Ayurvedic Treatment For Sinusitis!

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic Treatment For Sinusitis!

The inflammation of the tissues around the sinuses is a condition known as sinusitis. This can be triggered by a number of factors including a common cold and pollen allergies. The symptoms of acute sinusitis are - 

  • Facial muscle pain
  • Stuffiness of the nose
  • Running nose
  • Congestion
  • Loss of smell

Sinusitis is an uncomfortable condition on its own, but can also lead to a number of other complications. Ayurveda can be very effective in treating sinusitis without causing any other side effects. Here are a few ways to treat sinusitis with Ayurveda.

  • Steam inhalations - Steam is a decongestant that can successfully clear congestion and make sinusitis less painful. This can be done five to six times a day. If your sinus is causing excessive pain, this should be repeated regularly for at least a week. In cases of chronic sinusitis, you may even continue this form of treatment for two years.
  • NasyamNasyam is one of the five therapies of detoxification according to Ayurveda. It treats sinusitis by administering medicated oils or herbal juices through the nostrils into the body. Nasyam acts by attacking and removing excess humor in sinus cavities. This improves the flow of oxygen in the body, and thus also helps treat the pain that is a result of your sinusitis.
  • Ginger-Garlic - Ginger and garlic have a number of medicinal properties. A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with honey can help reduce the congestion caused by sinusitis. This should ideally be had early in the morning, as soon as you wake up and may be repeated in the evening. Similarly, create a concoction with crushed garlic, turmeric, and honey, in the ratio of 1 tsp each of garlic and turmeric and 2 tbsp of honey. Have 1 tsp of this concoction daily.
  • Jala Neti - Neti is a yogic purification method and jala neti refers to purification by water. This is a simple technique that should be practiced daily to relieve problems related to sinuses. Fill a neti pot with lukewarm water and a little salt. Position the neti pot such that the spout is in one of the nostrils. Breathe through your mouth and tilt your head till the water starts flowing from one nostril to the other. Once the pot has been emptied, repeat the process with another nostril. This can be repeated any number of times.
  • Change your dietAyurveda is a lifestyle and hence diet is a very important part of the treatment. Avoid cold and oily food. Starting the day with a glass of lemon juice and water is also said to be beneficial to sinusitis patients. Processed foods, chocolates, liquor, carbonated drinks etc are other things to be refrained from when treating sinusitis with Ayurveda. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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Popular Questions & Answers

How does a person prone to getting colds help themselves. A person who has sinus. How can he/she reduce his problems or deal better with his/her cold. Any home remedies?

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
can be allergic rhinitis/non allergic rhinitis. Avoid dust, cold foods, pollution, allergens and sudden change of temperature. Can take ginger warm water.
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I am suffering from sinus and Sugar please suggest me through natural, Ayurvedic or Homeopath.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Great, thanks for trusting Holistic sciences. u can plan Reversal of DM n sinus can be healthy with same line of management. reduce salty n sour food n drinks, late night dinner / life. Tab chandraprabha Vati 2 tabs thrice a day for 7 days with steam inhalation twice a day. feel free to communicate

doctor how to get cure from sinus naturally? I have severe head ache. Cough.tension. Depression.sudden angry.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
CTPNS to confirm sinusitis. Do steam inhalation. Maintain nasal hyigine. Avoid cold an dexposure to pollution

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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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