Sinusitis

Sinusitis is defined as an inflammation, irritation or infection of the sinuses. Sinuses are the holes or pockets in your skull lined with tiny hairs called cilia. The job of the cilia is to move mucous out of the sinuses and to filter impurities out of the air you breathe before it gets to the lungs. They are connected to each other and to your nose and throat, the mucous drains out of them thru tiny holes called ostium. There are eight sinuses, they come in pairs they are the: sphenoid (back of the head), maxillary (alongside the nose), and ethmoid (between the eyes) and frontal (in the forehead). If the mucous that the cilia is trying to move gets too thick then the cilia stop working and the sinuses get clogged and have trouble draining.
Chronic sinusitis is a condition when the sinuses are inflamed or infected and not draining properly. Generally acute sinusitis is from 1 to 3 weeks in duration and becomes chronic after 3 weeks or more. The longer sinuses are inflamed the harder it can be to get rid of the problem. Chronic sinusitis can be caused by a variety of things; however allergies are one of the biggest problems.

List of Sinusitis Treatments:

Eucalyptus

Taking medications is not the only solution to cure sinus problems.  For more effective relief of sinus problems, inexpensive homecare remedies are just as effective.  Continue reading…


Inhaling steam

Sinus infections are usually treated with prescription and non-prescription medications accompanied by homecare remedies.  One of these home remedies is using a vaporizer or inhaling steam from a pan of hot water for about 2 to 4 times a day.  Continue reading…


Afrin etc. (Oxymetazoline)

Afrin (Oxymetazoline) is an over-the-counter topical decongestant which is used in products such as Nasivin, Vicks Sinex and Afrin.  It is recommended for the temporary relief of nasal symptoms brought about by hay fever, respiratory allergies, colds, or sinusitis.  Continue reading…


Warm compresses to the face

Other than prescribing narcotic or non-narcotic medications for sinus infections, doctors would also recommend homecare remedies to speed up recovery.  Facial pain is the common complaint of  sinus infection sufferers.  The facial pain is aggravated further by headache, purulent drainage, and nasal congestion.  Continue reading…


Zithromax etc. (Azithromycin)

Zithromax is a brand of azithromycin, a kind of macrolide antibiotic medication chemically related to erythromycin and clarithromycin.  Azithromycin is commonly prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, and some sexually transmitted diseases, and Continue reading…


Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) makes use of specialized handheld laser devices for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.  LLLT is also known as “low energy” or “cold laser” therapy and has several therapeutic effects on tissues up to two inches below the skin’s surface.  Continue reading…


Amoxil, Polymox etc. (Amoxicillin)

Amoxicillin is a penicillin-like antibiotic that is effective against bacterial infections such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; tonsillitis, throat infections, laryngitis, infections of the ears, nose, urinary tract, and skin.  It works by stopping bacterial growth in the affected areas.  Continue reading…


Singulair (Montelukast)

Singulair is a prescription medicine approved for control of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever).  It can safely be used by adults and children as young as 2 years old for treatment of outdoor allergies, and for children as young as 6 months old for treatment of indoor allergies.  Continue reading…


Sinus Rinse (Nasal Irrigation)

Sinus rinses, or “nasal irrigation”, is an inexpensive way to treat sinusitis.  It is safe and can be performed daily as needed and is proven to be effective.  Nasal irrigation uses warm saline solution to rinse the nasal passages, clear out dried mucus, allow the sinuses to drain freely, and speed up healing of inflamed tissues.  Continue reading…