Natural Ways to Avoid Recurring Sinus Infections

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3. Saline Rinse

This is another old home remedy that is extremely effective. Using a neti pot will make this easy and you will be surprised just how quickly it works. Mix two teaspoons of non-iodized salt in one liter of warm water. Mix thoroughly, and then pour into the neti pot. If you have never used one before, watch a few videos online so you have an idea about how it works; it really is super simple. It might feel strange at first, but you will quickly get the hang of it. Rinse your sinuses at least twice per day and 3 times per day if you can. Continue until all symptoms are gone.

 

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4. Diet

To avoid infections, you will need to start improving your overall diet by eating real food, not fast food or processed foods. Ideally, your diet should be 80 percent raw, organic, fresh fruits and vegetables, with the emphasis on vegetables. Include some healthy fats such as coconut oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for reducing inflammation. Less inflammation means less swelling and less swelling leads to sinuses that are free to drain. Avoid foods with artificial anything, MSG, GMOs, sugar, or high fructose corn syrup.

 

5. Avoid Things that Irritate

Things such as cigarette smoke, as well as fumes from things like cleaning products, hairspray, or other chemical scents can irritate your sinuses and make them swell, trapping mucus inside. Avoid all of these irritants if you tend to get sinus infections or sinus headaches.

 

6. Cayenne

Besides spicing up your food, cayenne is also an effective treatment for sinus infections. Cayenne naturally encourages blood circulation and improves the function of nasal passages. You can simply mix a bit of cayenne with water, then dab this solution inside the nostrils with a cotton swab. Be forewarned however, this treatment will burn for minute or two!

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