This article was originally written by Paul Hood
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Sinusitis is an ailment afflicting almost 31 million Americans each year. It brings much discomfort making it very much important to find a suitable cure for this condition.
It is an infection of the sinuses, the passages that lie behind your cheeks, nose, and eyes. Colds, viruses, and allergies often leave the sinuses vulnerable to infection. Sinusitis may also result from an infected tooth, swimming, a disease in the sinuses, or an injury to the sinuses.
The symptoms of sinusitis may include fever, weakness, tiredness, coughing that is more severe at night and runny nose or nasal congestion. It may also include bad breathe, green nasal discharge and pressure or a headache in the eyes, nose or cheek area.
Various approaches have been devised to combat this condition. There are medical and natural alternatives that have been found to be effective. As always, home care has always proven to be effective in giving comfort to sinus problems. For one, you can inhale steam to unclog your sinuses. Add a drop of lavender or eucalyptus oil in a pot of water to help make the release of trapped mucus faster. I myself have had an episode like this but thanks to steam, I’m now breathing fine. You can also resort to massaging particular spots in your face to stimulate quick relief from facial pains. Eating spicy foods is a surefire way to get those trapped mucus down the drain.
There are times however when sinus problems turn from bad to worse. Resorting to medicine is required for this problem if the natural approach fails. Sinusitis treatments are mainly aimed at trying to reduce the swelling in the nasal passages and sinusitis. It also tries to eliminate infections, promote sinus drainage and keep the sinus passage open.
Wiping out the main cause of sinusitis is the main concern in giving treatments to people suffering from sinus infections. Antibiotics help attack the bacteria in the sinus cavities which are the chief cause of the infection.
Hopefully the medication will succeed in putting a stop to the infection otherwise surgery may be required to finally correct the problem.
More and more treatments may be devised but nothing beats a strong immune system. A well-maintained body is a natural fortress that will shield you from any disorder. Keep your body healthy by having adequate amounts of sleep and a good diet to keep your immune system at an optimal state. Keep your surroundings clean and free from possible allergens that can cause sinus infections and other diseases.