Last Modified on Jun 22, 2015
What Is Chronic Sinusitis?
Persistent inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages that continues for several weeks, despite treatment, is more than just the typical sinus infection. Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which the nasal passages or sinuses remain inflamed for at least 8 weeks with little response to typical treatment. Also called rhinosinusitis, the condition obstructs the normal drainage of the sinus cavity, causing mucus to build up.
Chronic sinusitis shares the same symptoms with acute, or short term, sinusitis; however, acute sinusitis is a temporary condition likened to that of the common cold. To qualify as chronic sinusitis two of the common symptoms must be present. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include thick yellow or greenish drainage or discharge from the nose and back of the throat, nasal congestion that causes difficulty breathing, reduce sense of smell, and pain and tenderness around the eyes, cheeks, nose, and forehead. Additional symptoms may include ear pain, aching in the upper jaw and teeth, cough, sore throat, bad breath, fatigue, and nausea. The condition can also cause other issues considered chronic sinusitis complications such as asthma flare-ups, meningitis, vision issues, and aneurysms or blood clots.
Chronic Sinusitis Natural Treatments
Natural treatment is most often required to relieve symptoms and to prevent chronic sinusitis complications. Apple cider vinegar mixed with honey and water is an effective treatment option and cure for many individuals. Using supplements including vitamin C and l-lysine is also effective for boosting the immune system. Cayenne and ginger are also good cleansing options that can be added to one’s diet. Natural treatment options vary depending on the individual, so trying different options until one is effective is suggested.
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[YEA] Dear Earth Clinic I am excited and would like to share my cure with other sinusitis sufferers!
I have suffered from Sinusitis for close to 10 years. I had never had any allergies to anything except Figs (they cause my throat to itch) so I avoid them. About 9 years ago I began to have extreme post nasal drip and this caused me pain in the throat down to my stomach. This became so bad that I stopped hiking and walking. I gained an awful amount of weight in 9 years. About 30 pounds! Before the problem I used to hike up to 12 miles with a 10 minute break! I was slim and in great shape for a woman of 48. Then came this health problem.
After trying everything over the counter and also prescriptions nothing worked. Medications only gave me some relief. I must have spent hundreds on medications. I was getting worse everyday.
I suddenly remembered that massage therapy works on many medical problems so I begin pressing out my sinus area. I usually lie down and place my thumbs on the area across the eyebrow near the nose and press down hard as I can stand it. (Works better if someone else does this)The area was in so much pain! I also irrigate my nasal passages with a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of baking soda with hot water as I can stand. When I irrigate I try to suck in the liquid deep in my sinus passages. Both sides. Then I press down not only the eyebrows but the orbits of my eyes and near the nose. (If you have problems with glare this might be the cause of the problem. I believe the computer screen can cause problems with the eyes and sinuses. This problem started 2 years after I bought my first computer. I actually wear sunglasses when using the computer or you can dim the screen. Or buy a screen shade of some type.)
I believe my eyes were the cause of my sinusitis. I believe the nerves of my eyes were inflamed with the light and glare. I use sun glasses at all time out of doors. Since I began pressing my sinus area the painful post nasal drip has stopped! And I am almost back to normal.
I still have a slight problem but I only started this treatment a week ago! I pressed out my sinuses before I went to bed last night and irrigated my sinuses with hot water with sea salt and baking soda and I also took a hot shower and allowed the hot water to hit my sinus area! This morning I woke up with extremely thick Flem from my sinuses that was like chewing gum! It was difficult to take off my hand it was so gooey! That is what was in my sinuses and who knows for how long? Anyway I would like to share this treatment with others. And I pray it helps others!
Replied by Chickey23
02/09/2015Posted by Dianec (Los Angeles, Ca. United States) on 03/05/2010
P.S. Regarding my feedback about Sinusitis: I believe I forgot to add that ICE PACKS on my eyes and eyebrows also helps my sinus problem.
Regards, DianeCReplied by Dianec
Los Angeles, Ca, United States
YEA (2) 100% Posted by Mayaman72 (Visalia, Ca) on 03/03/2012
[YEA] I've struggled with chronic sinusitus due to the very poor air quality of the area I live in which I believe is ranked in the top ten worst in the USA. I've been to this forum and have tried the ACV, tried the Netipot, tried the cayenne, tried diet, and they have all helped to provide some relief this stops it cold. Just put the purifier on your nightstand and keep it on the whole night. Works wonders! I just did it after having to take the week off of work due to a URI. Even after antihistamine, eating healthier, netipots, juicing, it still was throbbing and sapping my energy. My Mom swears by this and recommended it to me. After one night the pressure was gone and I felt much better. My wife tried it last night and felt much better this morning. My wife swears by this now and says she does it just for preventative measures- too much success...Replied by Francisca