Sinusitis is a medical condition wherein there is an inflammation and swelling of the sinuses or the cavities surrounding the nasal passages. There are two major kinds of sinusitis, depending on how long the sinusitis is persisting, the acute sinusitis and the chronic sinusitis. In acute sinusitis, sinusitis lasts for no longer than 12 weeks or 3 months, while chronic sinusitis is a kind of sinusitis that lasts for 12 weeks or longer despite managements and remedies done. Both acute and chronic sinusitis interferes or alters with the drainage of mucous, thus causing a build up of mucous in the sinus passages. Area around the eyes and face will feel swollen and it can be painful and it can also cause headache.
There are a lot of chronic sinusitis home remedies that can help in resolving symptoms or even the medical condition itself without using any medical treatments or pharmacological treatments. However, before starting any home remedies, it is very important to consult your doctor first, since there are some home remedies that are not effective in treating the medical condition but it will just worsen or aggravate the patient’s present sinusitis or patient’s present medical condition in general. Here are some of the many home remedies for chronic sinusitis:
- Humidifier – You can use a humidifier in your room to humidify the air you breathe. Just make sure that when you use a humidifier, you should always make sure that the filter will regularly be cleaned. If you use a dirty filter when using a humidifier, the possibility of spreading mold in the air will most likely happen.
- Steam Vapors – breathing in steam vapors can help in reducing nasal congestion as well as reducing swelling of the nasal passages. Breathing steam vapors can be done by running a hot shower on and sit inside the bathroom while breathing deeply.
- Warm Heat – applying warm heat through a warm wet towel directly on the face some pressure from the inflamed and swollen sinuses.
- Nasal Irrigation – this can be done using salt water by flushing out the sinuses. Through nasal irrigation, mucus and other debris clogged in the sinuses can be removed, while leaving your sinuses moist and clear. Nasal irrigation can be done in several different ways, such as using bulb syringes, neti pots, and other expensive nasal irrigation systems. Just make sure that the water you are going to use in nasal irrigation is clean or even sterile.