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Natural Ways to Avoid Recurring Sinus Infections
The joys of dealing with sinus infections. Your face hurts, you have a headache that feels as if your head will explode, the non-stop pressure – even your teeth are aching! Sinus infections are not fun and they can actually be more dangerous than most people believe. Without treatment, sinus infections can spread to the bones of the face and even move up into the brain.
More than 37 million people every year are treated for sinusitis or sinus infections, and those are just the ones we know about! Many people take care of their sinus infection themselves and never see their doctor.
Our sinuses become infected when they become irritated and then cannot drain properly. This buildup of mucus and swelling of sinus tissues is what causes us so much pain and allows bacteria to breed.
Sinus infections are tricky as they can be fungal, bacterial, or viral in nature, and are sometimes combinations of the three. They can be acute or chronic, and some people seem to get them every time they get the sniffles. Sound like you? If you suffer from recurring sinus infections, more than likely Candida is part of the problem. Your immune system is another issue that will need to be addressed.
Keep reading to find out how you can kill off the bacteria that are the most likely culprit of your sinus infection and how to avoid new infections in the future.
1. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
This can be used as both a nutritional supplement and a nasal rinse. Consuming apple cider vinegar before or right at the first signs of a sinus infection can deliver nutrients to the body to support your immune system and prevent the infection. Used as a nasal spray after an infection, it will thin mucus immediately and kill the infection quickly. Dilute the apple cider vinegar with equal parts water to create your own natural spray. Read more about apple cider vinegar benefits.
2. Perform a Detox
After your sinus infection has healed, and in order to avoid another infection, you will want to improve your immune system response. Begin by doing a detox program. This will kill any Candida yeast, pathogens, or parasites that are making your body their home. Then you will need to rebuild the healthy balance in your gut by consuming more probiotics and/or fermented foods so that your body will be able to stop any infection before it begins.
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