Ever wonder why there are more sinus infections in the winter than any other time of the year? And if you happen to get a sinus infection, do you want to learn any homeopathic remedies that can help? If so, read on.
With a little research I’ve learned that the cause for sinus infections varies.
The following are primary reasons for the cause:
- Being creatures of comfort when winter arrives we tend to stay inside more where it’s warm, along with many others from family members at home or with crowds in the mall. We’re around people and places where we are more likely to be exposed to germs and viruses.
- If our immune system is compromised due to another winter time illness, like a cold or the flu, our resistance to viruses is weakened, and we are more susceptible to a sinus infection.
- Central heat has made our homes and work places another cause due to the dryness of the air we breathe. Our mucus membranes become dry and easy places of entry for viruses.
So what to do?
Here are some important suggestions for you:
Since you can’t stay away from family members or from doing some type of shopping, nor can you stop from handling anything that others have touched like counter tops, door knobs, money, be sure to wash your hands.
Another tip is to use a humidifier at home. It will prevent the air from drying out your mucus membranes.
If you do get a sinus infection, be sure to drink lots of water. By the way, alcohol, coffee and soft drinks will not help and will be more of a hindrance to getting well quickly.
Here are some simple home remedies you might want to give a try if you get a sinus infection:
Put 3 to 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil or Eucalyptus Essential Oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, cup them, bring them close to your nose, and inhale several deep, full breaths.
Use a Neti Pot (easily purchased at a pharmacy or discount store) to flush nasal passages. This can be done as a preventative on a regular basis.
Carrot, spinach, beet and cucumber juice are effective in enriching the body with vitamins A and C which help fight infection and nasal congestion.
For more home remedy suggestions, check out Home Remedy Guide.
What do you do when a nasty sinus infection finds you?
23 thoughts on “Home Remedies for a Sinus Infection”
Interesting, I think I need to try that as I think I am fighting a sinus infection right now, thanks for the information.
We have a humidifier at home and it helps out a lot. I will have to try the juices, thank you Sharon!
I like to make homemade soups on the stove. The boiling water adds moisture in the air. Also, it’s good food when you aren’t feeling well.
I do like to use humidifiers. I’ve been told to try the neti pot and I think I will. Anything dealing with the sinuses can affect you on a daily basis.
I really like the smell of peppermint. I think that will be great to use if I get a sinus infection. This blog really made me realize why we get sick more in the winter then in the other seasons. That is cool. :))
I’ve thought about getting a humidifier to help with my dry sinuses. I don’t get a lot of sinus infections but I get bloody noses this time of year. I bought a neti-pot but haven’t been brave enough to try it yet.
This is really good information.
Good tips on how to keep your sinuses healthy while whole winter or just when you need it.
Great information! I am always looking for natural ways to be more healthy and feel great. Sinus problems are kind of a big deal in my household. These tips will come in very handy, especially now that spring is here.
Thanks for sharing!
Great information on why, ways to prevent and home remedies.
I often suffer from sinus troubles. While I’ve heard of using a humidifier, I had not heard of the other suggestions. I’m going to try the Neti Pot and essential oil ideas next time I have sinus issues.
I am a firm believer in the NetiPot. It can be uncomfortable at first but is so worth the temporary discomfort. I would like to try the oils to see if those help even more.
When I was a kid of our buddies used to get real bad sinus infections and he had a humidifier in his room. He said he could really tell the difference
I love learning about home remedies and being able to save a trip to the Dr. and save money. i am defiantly going to refer back to this during those cold and sick months of the year.
Thank you for this information. As I’ve become older I’m really seeing the benefit of natural wholistic approaches to health.
Great information! I am always looking for more homeopathic ways to treat illness. Thank you for sharing!
Good read! I know so many people who suffer from allergies. I can’t wait to show them so they can hopefully get relief!
As always, these blogs are very helpful. This is very interesting and good to share with everyone.
I did not know that if our mucous membranes are dry that infection could set in easier. It makes sense though.
Great info! I drown myself in vitamins and use a humidifier when I get a sinus infection.
i have to use humidifiers throughout winter both my kids have breathing issues anyways. But this is informative.
I have heard a lot about Neti Pot. Can someone share their experience with it? Who has really used it?
The terms “sinus infection” and “sinusitis” are commonly used interchangeably, but sinusitis simply refers to the inflammation of the sinuses, with or without an infection. A sinus infection occurs when the sinuses become inflamed and swell up because of a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Sinus blockage often precedes this inflammation. Top Causes: Allergies, Nasal polyps, congenital diseases, Asthma and other reactive diseases. You can also refer to this article which states all the necessary details about sinus infection https://www.everydayhealth.com/sinus-infection/