If you’ve never had the trouble of dealing with a sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, then good for you (and please share your secret). For the rest of us, sinus infection is a frustrating and painful issue which makes us hate our lives at least once a year.
The condition is caused by a swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses, which then blocks them and eventually causes an accumulation of fluid. Naturally, this fluid quickly becomes susceptible to germs and the end result is an infection.
The main symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain or pressure, headaches, runny nose, congestion and loss of smell, or in the worst case scenario – fever, fatigue and dental pain. However, the main problem with sinus infection is that the viruses responsible for it tend to stay inside the organism long after the lungs are cleared.
There are many ways to treat a sinus infection and most of them include taking certain medications that are supposed to improve the drainage of mucus and reduce the swelling with the goal of relieving the pain and clearing up the infection. However, more often than not, these popular treatments prove to be ineffective in the long run and most people experience a return of symptoms. If you’re one of them, don’t worry because we happen to have some great news for you that will put an end to all of your sinus troubles. Believe it or not, there exists a very simple and surprisingly efficient method to get rid of sinusitis once and for all and we’re about to share it with you!
How to cure sinus infection
1. 20-Second Trick
Here’s what you need to do – well, in order to stop a sinus headache in its tracks, push your tongue against the roof of your mouth as you press your thumb right between your eyebrows. And, make sure you hold the pressure for 20 seconds. When you release, it will stimulate the vormer bone in your nasal cavity and cause it to vibrate. Immediately, your sinuses will drain into your nose and throat and give some relief. Repeat every hour or so as needed to treat sinus headaches and sinus pressure.
2. Germ-Busting Drink
– 1/2 cup of water
– 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
– 1 tablespoon raw honey
– 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
– 1 lemon, juiced
First boil water and then combine it with apple cider vinegar in a glass. Throw in honey, cayenne pepper and stir well. Finally, add lemon juice. Consume remedy until you feel sinus pain relief.
How it works:
– It reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes and boosts the immune system to fight off an infection on your own.
– It contains capsaicin, which thins mucus to help it drain out.
Ginger kills bacteria and viruses to fight the cause of infection. It also soothes throat irritation and fights headaches.
Apple cider vinegar fights sinus and throat pain through its antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.