Sinus disease is extremely prevalent these days and it is estimated that it affects 32 million people in the U.S alone. Americans spend over $1 billion annually on over-the-counter drugs to treat it.
“Sinus disease is responsible for 16 million doctor visits and $150 million spent on prescription medications. People with allergies, asthma, structural blockages in the nose or sinuses, or those with weak immune systems are more prone to it.”
According to WebMD, sinusitis is actually an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses.
Sinuses are air-filled cavities located in the face and around the nose. When they become filled with fluid, they become prone to growth of viruses, fungi, bacteria, and other germs which cause an infection.
Some of the causes of this condition include allergic rhinitis (swelling of the lining of the nose), deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity), nasal polyps (small growths in that lining), or the common cold. As mentioned in the very beginning, millions of people have sinusitis at least once a year. However, if it is more likely to get it if you have blocked drainage ducts, immune system deficiencies, swelling inside the nose, or if you take medications that suppress the immune system.
Types of Sinusitis
Acute: It usually lasts a month or less and its symptoms include facial pain and runny, stuffy nose
Subacute: A sinus inflammation which lasts 1-2 months
Chronic: Inflammation which lasts for more than a month
Recurrent: Recurrent sinusitis refers to several attacks within a year
Symptoms of Acute Sinusitis
- Loss of smell
- Cough or congestion
- Runny nose
- Dental pain
Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis
- Pus in the nasal cavity
- Runny nose or discolored postnasal drainage
- Nasal blockage
- Congestion in the face
Natural Sinus Remedy
This article presents an all- natural and very simple recipe which calls for apple cider vinegar as key ingredient. It is abundant in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and immunity-boosting properties. Check it out!
- ½ cup organic coconut water
- ¼ cup organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp raw organic honey
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 organic lemon, freshly squeezed
- First, warm the coconut water in a pan and transfer it into a mug
- Add the ACV into the mug and mix well
- Allow it cool down at room temperature
- Add the honey and cayenne pepper
- Finally, add the lemon juice and mix everything well once again
For optimal results, take the solution on an empty stomach and before bedtime until the infection goes away.