Sinusitis is usually called inflammation or inflammation of the sinus wall and is a disease that is generally caused by a viral infection. Sinus itself is a small air-filled cavity located behind the cheekbones and forehead. Symptoms of sinusitis often feel disturbing, but actually sinusitis treatment efforts can be done at home.
Usually patients do not need to see a doctor if you experience mild symptoms of sinusitis. This is because the cause of sinusitis, will generally disappear by itself around 2-3 weeks.
Sinus pain occurs due to an infection that causes mucous membranes in the nose and inflamed sinuses. When inflamed, the mucous membrane will swell and then block the discharge of fluid from the sinuses into the nose and throat. Microorganisms can also develop in the sinuses that cannot flow properly.
Some simple treatments to reduce pain due to sinusitis that you can do yourself at home, include:
Drink plenty of water
If you have sinus problems, drink plenty of water or fruit juice. Fluid intake can thin the mucus and help remove it. As much as possible reduce caffeine. Drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol can cause dehydration. Alcohol can also increase swelling in the sinuses.
Handling commonly called nasal irrigation can help keep sinuses clean. To begin, make a salt solution consisting of one liter of lukewarm warm water and one teaspoon of salt. Some people also add half a teaspoon of baking soda to minimize the taste of salt. This solution is then put into a neti pot (can be purchased at a pharmacy), but you can also use a small teapot at home.
Make sure the neti pot or teapot is clean. Then lean back on the sink, tilt your head and pour salt solution into one of the nostrils. Let the solution flow out through the other nostrils. Under these conditions, use your mouth to breathe.
Breathe the damp air
Install a humidifier in the room or place you use most often to spend your daily time. Dry air can cause irritation to the sinuses, while breathing in moist air can help reduce congestion.
Use warm compresses
You can also breathe steam three times a day. You can breathe warm steam from a bowl or basin filled with hot water. However, do not breathe while the water is still cooked on the stove. Breathe normally to breathe in the steam produced by hot water.
In addition, another way that can be done is to directly compress the towel that has been soaked in warm water, then put it around the nose to the forehead. Breathe normally to breathe in the moisture produced by the cooking water.
Eat chicken soup
There is a delicious way to relieve sinusitis by eating chicken soup. Numerous studies have shown, chicken soup can reduce inflammation associated with sinus conditions and colds. This is likely related to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients in the soup.
Bromelain enzyme found in pineapple and pineapple stems, has the possibility to reduce inflammation, including sinusitis. We recommend that you consume enough and not excessive amounts of this fruit, because it raises the risk of diarrhea or stomach pain. There is also a risk of allergy from the bromelain enzyme that some people experience. There is also a bromelain enzyme derived from pineapple stems, in supplement form. However, you should consult a doctor before consuming pineapple. Various types of other fruits can also be consumed as an additional source of nutritional intake that helps increase endurance.
Create a Home Environment that is Friendly to Sinus
Create a healthy and beautiful environment in the house to treat sinusitis.
Free the house from cigarette smoke
Cigarette smoke is the main substance that must be avoided for people with sinusitis. Not only sinusitis, smoking has various negative effects on the body. If a family member smokes, you better advise him to smoke outside the home. Even better if you advise him to stop smoking. Also, keep your home away from items that emit strong odors such as hairspray, cleaning products, and the like.
Keep the humidity of the room
Try the air in the house is not too dry or too humid. Dust mites usually like to be in a place where the humidity level is more than 50 percent. For those of you who are allergic to dust mites, it will definitely make sinuses worse. Not only that, the room is too damp also encourages the development of mold.
Open ventilation inside the house
Closing the house tightly makes the air in the room becomes not fresh. Make air vents, can be shaped several windows. If you already have it, open all windows, especially in the morning. Let the morning sun clean the air in your home. But don’t open the house when lots of pollen and dust are flying.
Diligently bathing pets
If you have pets at home, you should bathe your pets once a week. Animals that are rarely cleaned tend to store lice and dandruff which can worsen the sinus condition especially if you are allergic to it. Although difficult, you should reduce direct contact with pets at night.
If after two weeks undergoing the above treatment steps, but the symptoms do not improve, then immediately see a doctor.