Sinusitis generally refers to the inflammation of the sinuses. Blocked nasal passages due to swelling and inflammation can lead to difficulty in breathing and bacterial infection. There are a lot of ways to prevent sinusitis and some natural ways to treat them at home too.
- Keep hydrated. Drinking lots of fluids like water, juice, tea or coffee can help in thinning out mucus in your nasal passages. Once the mucus has thinned out, it will be easier to blow them out resulting in clearer nasal passages. Alcoholic drinks should be avoided though as alcohol is said to worsen the inflammation and swelling.
- Make a saline solution at home using warm distilled water and some salt. Use it to clean up your nasal passages.
- Steam your face. Simply pour boiling water onto a bowl and breathe in the steam. It would help to drape a towel on your head and shoulders so that the steam does not get out. You can also turn on the shower and stay in the bathroom for several minutes just to breathe in the steam though it would waste a lot of water. Steam can help loosen up blocked nasal passages and reduce swelling.
Make sure that you house is well ventilated. Houses that have poor ventilation can make air inside the house dusty, moldy and thick. This is not advisable for those who have sinusitis as it further worsens their breathing problems due to the blocked and inflamed. Also, some of the food should be avoid. Check out the video below.