WEB DESK: Sinus infections strike millions of people around the world every year. Allergies, viruses, bacteria, fungi, swimming, smoking and dry conditions are the causes that triggers infection.
A stuffy nose, headache, pain & pressure in the face, coughing up phlegm, post nasal drip, fever, bad breath, toothache and no sense of smell are all symptoms of a sinus infection.
Here is the list of few foods that are a natural remedy to a sinus infection.
Garlic and Onion:
They are the best natural antibiotics. It contains allicin an organic sulfur compound that has countless properties. Add some garlic to your meal daily. Onions have more or less the same properties. Inhaling the aroma of a fresh onion can help clear your nasal passages.
It contains high level of sulfur that creates an antibiotic effect to treat the sinus infection. Chewing fresh Horseradish can help remove mucus from the nasal passage.
Yogurt, pickles and kefir contains bacteria that help fight against the harmful bacteria.
Fiery hot chilies are proven to treat many medical issues, including sinus related problems
A 2011 paper published in the Asian-Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine found that the coconut water possess these anti-pathogenic effects that helps counter bacteria and viruses.
Omega 3 fatty acids in Fish help protect lungs from colds and infections.
Keep yourself hydrated:
Consuming plenty of fluids helps white blood cells work more efficiently which help your immune system.
Breathe warm, moist air steamy water to help clear you sinus infection. Warm, moist clothes on the face for ten to twenty-minute intervals can also help out if you have extreme burning and inflammation however, you may find that a cold compress helps to cool the irritation.
Ger proper sleep, relax and try to perform regular exercises.
Moist your nose as many times as possible with flushes and saline sprays.