Natural Remedies for Treating Sinusitis
Manage short or long-term sinusitis with herbal remedies.
The sinuses refer to the small cavities found behind the cheekbones and forehead, which are filled with air and have a thin lining of mucus to protect one by filtering the air being breathed in. Sinusitis is a condition whereby the lining in the sinus becomes inflamed, causing the channels between the sinus and nose to become blocked and filled with fluid. When that happens, bacteria can grow and cause an infection.
There are different kind of sinusitis, the common ones are:
- Acute bacterial sinusitis: Sudden onset of cold symptoms like runny rose, stuffy nose and facial pain and bacterial infection is present. Usually resolves within a week to 10 days.
- Chronic sinusitis: Prolonged symptoms of nasal congestion, reduced drainage, facial pain and/or decreased sense of smell for at least 12 weeks.
While many of us are likely to have experienced acute sinusitis at some point in our lives, others, unfortunately have to live with chronic sinusitis. Recurring bouts of sinusitis also increases the risk of infection spreading to other vital parts of the body such as the brain. Thus, being able to recognise and treat the infection early on can help to prevent potential compilations.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
Here are some common sinusitis symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Facial pain or pressure
- Post-nasal drip (mucus dripping down from nose to throat)
- Throat discomfort/sore throat
- Loss of smell
- Bad breath
Treatment of Sinusitis
Most cases of acute sinusitis resolve within 7-10 days from the onset of symptoms. For cases where the infection is caused by a viral infection, treatment will focus mainly on symptomatic relief through the use of decongestants or nasal washes. In the event where the sinusitis is caused by a bacterial infection however, doctors may prescribe a course of antibiotics. Please do take care to finish the full course of antibiotics as instructed if you are given an antibiotic prescription.
Home remedies like warm compress placed over your face or face steam can also help to ease the blockage of the nasal passage and provide relief.
TCM Approach to Sinusitis
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that illnesses can be caused by both external and internal factors. In the case of sinusitis, external factors can include a sudden change in weather or exposure to virus or bacteria, while Qi deficiency is a common internal factor that can cause sinusitis. Qi is loosely described as the energy that flows through the body, and Qi deficiency typically occurs when the spleen is weakened. According to TCM, poor eating habits can weaken the spleen and cause a build-up of phlegm. Likewise, stress and lack of sleep can take a toll on the liver, which may in turn weaken the spleen system - causing dampness in the body and the accumulation of phlegm.
The TCM approach to treating sinusitis is targeted at regaining the internal balance of body. This can be achieved through acupuncture or TCM and supplements.
For instance, Ginseng Tea can help soothe respiratory issues by clearing sinus blockage and reducing the inflammation of the sinus lining. On the other hand, Cordyceps can improve the respiratory system and boost overall immunity, while lessening fatigue and increasing energy.
Herbal soups can be extremely useful in promoting recovery after a sinus infection. Eu Yan Sang’s Vitality Tonic Soup helps you feel more energised and improves your overall health, whereas the Revitalising Tonic Soup increases energy and builds a stronger body constitution. For individuals with busy or hectic lifestyles, Eu Yan Sang also houses a variety of ready-to-drink (RTD) soup like Revitalising Double Boiled Tonic Soup RTD which is delicious, convenient and suitable for all ages.
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