Sinuses are nothing but air-filled cavities that are located on either side of the nose. And when they get infected or clogged due to an infection, cold or an allergy, it creates various complications in the body such as a headache or difficulty in breathing.
The main symptoms of a sinus infection are headaches, facial pain, runny nose, congestion, loss of smell, facial pressure and in worst cases, you might also get dental pain, fever and start feeling fatigue.
There are a lot of treatments available for a sinus infection and that work well too. But today, we are going to share a magical hack that will kill your sinus infection in just 20 seconds. Amazing, isn’t it?
Are you wondering what we are talking about? Here is an easy technique to get rid of nasal congestion.
- Start by pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
- Now, place your thumb exactly in between your eyebrows.
- While pushing your tongue against the roof, apply pressure to the area that you are holding with your thumb. Do it for 20 seconds, and you will notice the result immediately.
This technique has been validated by Lisa De Stefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicines. By following this technique, you allow your Vomer bone to move back and forth and thus, enable an efficient drainage.
Along with this, there is one more trick that will help you treat sinus infection in the long run. Here’s how you can prepare the wonder drink to clear a sinus infection.
- Half cup of water
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/4th cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Juice of 1 lemon
How To Prepare This Drink
- Boil half cup of water and then pour it into a glass.
- Now, add all the other ingredients and stir the solution well.
- Drink the solution. It will also provide instant relief. You can drink this on a regular basis.
Here are some other home remedies that will help you tackle the sinus problem without any medicines.
Steaming is one of the best ways to deal with a sinus infection or clogged nose. Here is a proper way to do steaming – take a large bowl and fill it with steaming hot water. Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil or pine oil and 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil along with a drop of thyme oil. Now, cover your head with a towel or blanket and inhale the steam. This is very effective in clearing the blocked nasal passage.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar possesses a number of wonderful health benefits and treating sinusitis is one of them. To use apple cider vinegar to treat sinus, take a cup of hot water and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it. You can add lemon juice or honey to it for taste. Drinking this twice or thrice a day will help in thinning out the excessive mucus, thereby relieving congestion. If the taste is too strong, you can either dilute the solution by adding more water or by reducing the quantity of apple cider vinegar from two tablespoons to one tablespoon.
3. Drink A Lot Of Water
Drinking water or fruit juices (without sugar) helps in keeping the body hydrated the entire day. These fluids assist in thinning out the mucus and provides instant relief from congestion. Try to avoid eating foods or beverages that cause dehydration in the body.
4. Consume Pungent Spices
Certain spices such as cayenne pepper contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Including them in your diet can be helpful in breaking up and draining out the congested mucus that causes sinus. Horseradish is another great spice that helps in treating sinus. You can mix it with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar and drink it directly.
Another spice that helps in treating sinus infection is turmeric. It is rich in antioxidants, and its anti-inflammatory properties help in treating sinus. For best results, make ginger tea and then add a small teaspoon of turmeric to this tea. The spicy combination is very effective in loosening the mucus from clogged nasal passages and relax the sinus pressure. It will give you instant relief.
5. Nasal Irrigation
Nasal irrigation, also known as saline irrigation is again a very effective way to treat nasal congestion. To do it at your home, you can dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in half cup of lukewarm water and transfer this solution to a squeeze bottle. Pour 4-5 drops of this solution to one nostril, tilt your head in such a position that the liquid flows out of the other nostril. Repeat the same with another nostril. Doing this will soothe the sinus and will also flush away irritants and bacteria present in the nasal passage.
Along with this, lessen the intake of foods that causes infection such as starchy and fried foods. Always remember, prevention is better than cure. Thus, try to consume foods that are rich in vitamin A. It helps in building a strong defense against sinus infection.
Try out these remedies, and if you still face the sinus problem, it is always advisable to visit a doctor.