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Information on Sinusitis


Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Sinusitis


About

Sinusitis is when nasal passages become inflamed. An abundance of mucus may be the beginning of a sinus infection. Fever, cough, earache, headache, cranial pressure, facial pain, toothache, difficulty breathing, and loss of sense of smell may accompany sinusitis.

Notes


  • Antibiotics is needed and always take the full prescription.
  • Doctors will prescribe antibiotics if they are not positive that it is a bacterial infection to prevent the infection from appearing later.
  • Nasal secretions are clear it is allergies, if it is yellow or greenish you have an infection.
  • Polyps and benign cysts can appear in the sinuses and have to be surgically removed.
  • Sinuses might need to be drained if you have severe and chronic infections.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Acidophilus
Importance: High
Comments: Replenishes friendly bacteria in the intestines. Good for those taking antibiotics. Nondairy formula is recommended.

Quercetin
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts immune system. Prevents damage from allergens.

Bromelain
Importance: High
Comments: Improves quercetin.

Bee pollen
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances immune system. Boosts healing. Caution: Some people may experience an allergic reaction to bee pollen. If wheezing, rash, discomfort, or other symptoms occur, stop using this product.

Flaxseed oil
Importance: High
Comments: Eases pain. Reduces inflammation. Promotes overall health.

Raw thymus glandular
Importance: High
Comments: Guards the health and immune function of the mucous membrane cells.

Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances health overall. Produces proper nutrition.

Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Helps to maintain the health of the mucous membranes. Improves the immune system and assists in the protection against colds, flu, and other infections.

Beta carotene
Importance: High
Comments: Forerunner of vitamin A.

Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: High
Comments: Forerunner of vitamin A.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Helps to maintain healthy nerves and relieves stress. The best form is Sublingual.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps in the formation of antibodies.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps in the function of the immune system.

Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Increases immune function and helps in preventing decreasing mucus and infection.

Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Effective for the circulation and helps to speed healing.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Anise, Marshmallow, red clover, and fenugreek
Type: Internal
Purposes: Clears congestion and loosens phlegm.

Bayberry
Type: Internal
Purposes: Decongestant

Bitter Orange Oil
Type: External
Purposes: To provide relief.
Dosage: Swab nasal passages

Ginger
Type: External
Purposes: Helps drainage and circulation.
Dosage: Crush and apply to the nose and forehead

Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Fight sinusitis.
Dosage: Combine with 250-500 milligrams of bromelain.
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.

Horehound
Type: Internal
Purposes: Eases symptoms.

Mullein
Type: Internal
Purposes: Decreases inflammation and eases irritation.

Stinging nettle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Great for allergies and respiratory problems.

Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: antibacterial and anti-inflammatory

Rose Hips
Type: Internal
Purposes: Provides Vitamin C.

Alfalfa, Rose hips, yellow dock, marshmallow root, oat straw, horsetail, Irish moss, dandelion root, and burdock
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps in repairing tissues.

Astragalus
Type: Internal
Purposes: Produces anticancer cells and enhances the immune system.

Cayenne, Bilberry, goldenseal, ginger, nettle, turmeric and sarsaparilla
Type: Internal
Purposes: Might keep the proliferation of cancer cells, balances the blood composition, and improves the liver.

Red Clover and Burdock root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleanses the blood stream and lymph nodes.

Curcumin, pau d'arco and ginkgo biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the immune system.

Green Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Provides anticancer properties
Dosage: Drink 4 cups per day.

Tea tree oil
Type: External
Purposes: Boosts healing and is a natural antifungal and antiseptic.

Advice


  • A vaporizer will relieve the secretions for breathing, also steam works well too.
  • Call a doctor is you start swelling around your eyes.
  • Complete a cleansing fast.
  • Diet should have 75% raw foods.
  • Do not use nasal drops or spays and only use cover the counter medications are prescribed and directed.
  • Drink plenty of water and hot liquids (soups and tea)
  • If you force when blowing your nose this causes the mucus to back up into the sinus cavities.
  • Keep from eating dairy products except for cottage cheese and yogurt.
  • Omit smoking.
  • See a dentist regularly for infections in the mouth can spread to your sinuses.
  • Take acidophilus if you are taking antibiotics.
  • Take sugar out of your diet and lower the amount of salt in your diet.
  • To ease pain and swelling use a eucalyptus or menthol pack.
  • To ease stuffiness combine 1 cup of warm water and a 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and a pinch of bicarbonate of soda put into a dropper and place in the nostril 3-4 times per day.
  • Warm compresses or ice packs aid in easing pain.