Sunday, July 19, 2015


Chronic Sinusitis and Self help Tips...
Self-help steps can help relieve sinusitis symptoms:...
1 .Rest...
This will help your body fight inflammation and speed recovery.
2. Drink fluids...
such as water or juice. This will help dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol, as they can be dehydrating. Drinking alcohol can also worsen the swelling of the lining of the sinuses and nose.
3.Moisturize your sinus cavities. Drape a towel over your head as you breathe in the vapor from a bowl of medium-hot water. . This will help ease pain and help mucus drain.
4. Rinse out your nasal passages. Use a specially designed squeeze bottle (Sinus Rinse, others), saline canister or neti pot to rinse your nasal passages. If you make your own rinse, use water that's contaminant-free — distilled, sterile, previously boiled and cooled, Also be sure to rinse the irrigation device after each use with contaminant-free water, and leave open to air-dry.
5 Sleep with your head elevated. This will help your sinuses drain, reducing congestion.
Diet Advice..
Those suffering from sinusitis should completely avoid fried and starchy foods, white sugar, white flour, rice, macaroni products, pies, cakes and candies. Avoid strong spices, meat and meat products'. Butter . Honey should be used for sweetening. One should eat freshly prepared for each meal. Vegetables should be taken in liberal quantities. All kinds of fruits can be taken with the exception of those belonging to citrus group such as lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. Milk should be taken in liberal quantities as it contains calcium, which has a marked effect in overcoming inflammation of the tissues.
A diet rich in vitamin A is the best insurance against cold and sinus trouble. Vitamin A is the "membrane con¬ditioner" and it helps build healthy mucus membranes in the head and throat. Some of the valuable sources of this vitamin are whole milk, yoghurt, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrot, leafy vegetables, tomato, mango and papaya.
The carrot juice used separately or in combination with juices of beet and cucumber or with spinach juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of sinus trouble. Three ounces each of beet and cucumber juice or six ounces of spinach juice should be mixed with 10 ounces of carrot juices in these combinations.