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Sinusitis Treatment | Sinus Infection – Where Salt is The Best Natural Option Out There

Sinusitis Treatment | Sinus Infection – Where Salt is The Best Natural Option Out There

 

Sinus pain is often due to immense pressure being applied to the wall of the sinus cavity. There are various reasons for this, such as:

  • Sinus infection, where nasal swelling causes allergic reactions which may put even more pressure on adjacent sinuses.
  • Too much stagnant mucous within the sinus, promoting bacterial growth.
  • A vacuum state within the cavity may develop caused by swelling which in turn leads to a stuffy nose and really bad pain.

Those who suffer from sinusitis have more than one sinus blocked and infected, where most symptoms cannot be relied upon to point out exactly where the infections and inflamed areas are.

Sinusitis Symptoms

As the areas of infection may be spread out, sufferers may experience differing symptoms, where a bad headache first thing in the morning is the first sign that sinuses may be inflamed. Cheeks, teeth and jawbones may experience sensitivity and pain when touched especially if the maxillary sinuses are affected.

Other symptoms include;

  • Stuffed nose
  • Post nasal drip
  • Fever

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Sinusitis Treatment

Most medical treatments include steroid type nose-drops and antibiotics. In many cases several types of antibiotics are prescribed to clear a sinus infection. In chronic sinusitis this medical treatment can go for extended time. But let’s face the truth here, most of us do not enjoy such medications if not necessary as these chemical substances do wreak havoc on our bodies, not to mention they cost an arm and a leg!

One of the more natural ways to solve sinusitis issues that has been gaining more and more recognition is that of salt therapy. This therapy brings relatively quick relief when it comes to diminish the pressure in sinuses and clearing the mucus blocked there; the pain and inflammation reduce as well and salt therapy prevents the occurrence of these symptoms from flaring up as frequently.

Salt therapy is known to kill bacteria and allows for the airways to be cleared of mucous and inflammation. It’s a safe and effective form of treatment for sinusitis and even younger kids can benefit from utilising a device such as the SaltAir – home salt therapy device.

Using SaltAir beside the bed, at night, and freely breathe in the comfort of your home, will no doubt:

  • Strengthen your immune system against respiratory tract illnesses.
  • Clear away mucous from the sinus cavities.
  • Get better blood oxygenation and allow for better overall health.

The SaltAir device has been clinically proven to help and heal symptoms associated with sinus infections. It is so easy to use, non-invasive and the principle of the device is based on the proven health effects and benefits of salt in respiratory ailments.

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Salt Room Therapy to Ease Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful infection and/or inflammation which occurs behind the forehead and even behind the cheek bones where your sinuses are located. Bacteria or viruses may cause such infections due to the accumulation of mucus within the sinus cavities.

Such infections may be caused by allergens found naturally within the home, office or outside environment, where various symptoms may be presented such as a pounding headache, nasal secretions varying in colour from yellow to green and trouble breathing. Even though sinus medications may ease such symptoms, it’s important to remember that such methods are but temporary ways of relief with many having other side effects themselves.

Salt room therapy is an all-natural process in order to treat sinusitis as well as a sinus infection by opening up any blockages found within the sinus tract itself.  Salt therapy works with the particles reaching inside of the tract and then pulling out any fluids found which increase the rate of clearing out any mucus. Such actions reduce oedema of the nasal mucosa which are the main causes of blockages leading to acute sinusitis and even chronic sinusitis in extreme cases.

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The clearing of the nasal mucosa allows the air passage itself to become wider allowing for better breathing while the nasal tubes found within the sinuses can better drain fluids.

Salt room therapy not only cleans out the passages and the nasal tubes, it also prevents a bacterial infection from setting in as the therapy kills off harmful bacteria. Due to the less frequency of sinus infections, dependence of antibiotics will be decreased which will improve overall immunity for the body.

How Does Salt Therapy Work?

By re-creating the specific microclimate found within naturally occurring salt caves and mines within a specified environment the Saltair, home therapy device, releases small salt particles within the home for ease of breathing.

The amount of micro salt particles is in parallel to the amount of times and the length that it is used within an area for. No salt deposits will be found within the home and it can be utilised best during the night when sleeping for around a 7-8 hour stretch.

Benefits

The pros of the device are many, most notably the fact that it creates the microenvironment of salt caves within the comfort of your home.

Salt therapy is a drug-less method of easing any discomfort experienced with acute and chronic sinusitis while being non-invasive at the same time.

The device is small and compact and can even be taken with when travelling.

All members of the family (including babies and pets) can benefit from salt air therapy, as it’s not harmful in any way or form.

 

 

 

 

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

The scientific name of cinnamon is ''Cinnamomum verum'' and comes from the Greek "Kinnamomon".

Cinnamon is used as a spice and for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It is documented in China 2700 BC, in India in the Ayurvedic medicine and later in Greece and during the Roman imperium.  

Cinnamon has many health benefits but here we will emphasize the benefits in respiratory diseases.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, cinnamon is a good ally in fighting respiratory infections such as sinus infection, bacterial infection, bronchitis, coughing, bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis, ear infection and recurrent respiratory infections. Being a powerful anti-bacterial, cinnamon is the best remedy in stomach flu and bacterial infections, fighting against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other strains of bacteria.

Preparations made with cinnamon oil can be used as a natural disinfectant or antimicrobial agent against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus oryzae, Penicillium digitatum to prevent respiratory or local infections. Cinnamon oil can prevent tooth decay and gum disease and can be found as a component in toothpaste, mouthwashes, chewing gum, etc.

Cinnamon is also a potent virus fighter, and research studies indicate benefits in fighting HIV, herpes virus and adenovirus that causes respiratory infections. Fungal respiratory infections can also benefit from its anti-fungal property.

Cinnamon is one of the top anti-oxidants in the world, with a value of over 250 000 μmol TE/100g. It helps to reduce the formation of free radicals that causes many diseases and helps in repairing organ damages, promoting good health.

Its antibacterial and healing infections in gastrointestinal (GI) tract is not to be left aside. However since Cinnamon removes both bad and good bacteria from the GI tract you should be careful to repopulate with good bacteria by drinking probiotic or eating fermented food after taking Cinnamon for a long period of time.

 

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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases

Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper in Respiratory Diseases

Cayenne Pepper is well known for thousands of years for its healing properties. The famous herbal Dr. Schulze said:
"If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other."

Cayenne pepper was found to have potent effects in the heart and circulatory system and even a lifesaver in the case of heart attack. Beside the other health effects illustrated in the picture below, cayenne pepper also has significant health effects on respiratory system and mucus membranes. In sore throat a gargle with cayenne pepper tea and a pinch on natural rock salt will cure it.

cayenne pepper health benefits

The capsaicin in cayenne pepper stimulates secretions and protects mucus membranes from upper and lower respiratory tract. It clears the mucus and opens the airways from nose and lungs, clears the sinuses and promotes sweating. Drinking cayenne pepper tea is beneficial in colds and flu.

Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta-carotene that has great effects on reducing symptoms in asthma. It helps in developing healthy mucus membranes in the nasal passages, sinuses, lungs and urinary tracts and so providing protection against invading pathogens, it increases immunity to infections.

Due to its high capsaicin and beta-carotene content, cayenne pepper is an excellent decongestant and expectorant, make it useful in cystic fibrosis where the transport of mucus is altered. It loosen phlegm or mucus from the lungs and airways, reduce sweling and inflammation on the respiratory tract easing breathing problems and shortness of breath.

Due to these health benefits, using cayenne pepper together with home salt therapy is highly recommended to potentize the benefits in respiratory diseases.

Lots of reasons to include cayenne pepper in your diet!

 

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Understanding and Fighting Hay Fever

Hay Fever known in medicine as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and nasal airways to pollens of any kind of plants, including those used to make hay. The symptoms are similar to those of a common cold or flu: stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, inflammation of the nasal passages, sinusitis, breathing difficulty, increased clear watery mucus.

Allergic rhinitis refers generally to an allergic reaction caused by any type of allergen, such us pollen, dust, air pollution, animal dander (shed skin and hair), chemicals, etc.   

 

Allergy - Hay Fever - Allergic Rhinitis

Individuals with a sensitive immune system react to these allergens once they are inhaled. The allergens trigger the production of antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE) in such individuals, this causing the release of histamines and other chemicals, resulting in the allergic symptoms described above.

Allergies are very common today and increasing each year. Heredity, developing itself in decrease immunity with each generation, and environmental pollution contribute to a predisposition to allergies. Western countries are more affected and the trend is growing.

Hay fever is usually caused by pollen of specific seasonal plants, most common in spring. However, it is not unusual to suffer from hay fever throughout the year. The pollen that causes hay fever varies by regions and between individuals. The most predominant pollen is the tiny, almost invisible pollen from plants that are pollinated by wind and not those pollinated by insects. Those pollinated by insects have large pollens which are not airborne being too heavy.  

In Japan, the most commonly allergic pollen comes from two native Japanese tree species, used in massive reforestation after the World War II, cryptomeria and Japanese cypress trees.  

In North America, the most common allergic pollen is ragweed, late summer and fall.

What is the treatment in hay fever?… How are allergies diagnosed?
The goal is to prevent and reduce the symptoms in hay fever or allergic rhinitis, as there is not a real understanding of the cause of allergic reaction in western medicine.

Avoiding the allergen is the most effective measure, if it can be applied. To control symptoms, doctors prescribe intranasal corticosteroids, associated or not with oral antihistamines and decongestants. Long term treatment with corticosteroids is not recommended due to the side-effects of prolonged steroid therapy.

Nasal irrigation with saline solution can also help to wipe-off the allergens and clear the nasal passages.

Desensitization to allergens, by immunotherapy or allergy shots, can have some results if it is given for one full year, but it is discontinued if there is no improvement after five years.

Desensitization and increased immunity of respiratory mucosa to allergen have been seen in prolonged aerosol salt therapy. Using home salt therapy on a daily basis, for 7-8 hours a day, for at least three years, greatly improves the respiratory immunity to infections and allergens.  

Complications
Nasal allergy
due to its chronic nature, can cause recurrent sinusitis, malformation of the nasal passages, nasal polyps, otitis media and hearing problems, orthodontic problems and there is a high risk in developing allergic asthma, as the sensitive area grows from the nasal passages to lower respiratory tract.