Home Remedies For Sinus Infection: Salt Water Natural Cure For Sinus

Swelling and inflammation of the nasal cavity and the air sinuses is a distressing and often debilitating problem. Though the condition is considered to be trivial and self limiting, it can become incapacitating, especially in case of a full-fledged nasal infection.

The symptoms of sinus infection tend to resemble common cold or flu and hence the condition is not taken seriously until troublesome symptoms start emerging.

Here are some simple but highly beneficial home remedies along with the technique of using them, which have been known to produce beneficial results in mitigating the symptoms associated with sinus infection.

Sinus Infection Home Remedy With Salt Water

Salt water is considered to be highly effective in the management of any type of sinus infection. Here is how one can prepare the mixture,

  1. Take 200 ml of filtered water at room temperature
  2. Add half teaspoon of non-iodized salt to it
  3. Add half teaspoon of baking soda

The method of using the mixture is as follows

  • Mix the aforementioned components in a clean container.
  • Use a bulb syringe to infuse the mixture into your nostrils.
    Tilt the head downwards and place the syringe in one of the nostrils.
  • Gently squeeze the bulb till water comes out of the other nostril. Occasionally, along with the water some amount of mucus may also be drained.
  • Repeat the same with the other nostril

Natural Cure For Sinus Infection

Alternatively instead of a bulb syringe a Netipot can be used with the same mixture prepared. The steps for using the Netipot are as follows,

  • Fill the Netipot with the filtered warm water, salt and baking soda
  • Insert the spout end of the pot into one of the nostrils and tilt the head sideways
  • Now gradually raise the pot above the level of the nose and open the mouth wide
  • Breathe through the mouth. A steam of water will flow out of the other nostril, as the saline water cleans the sinus.
  • Repeat the same with the other nostril
  • After completing the process, exhale forcefully several times.

Hydrogen peroxide has strong anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and is often used in case of sinus infections.  There are different ways of using hydrogen peroxide for sinus infection.

  • Mix a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to the saline mixture while irrigating the nose. It is observed that mixing hydrogen peroxide to saline water has additional benefits and helps in quick recovery.
  • Alternatively insert a cotton swab dipped in hydrogen peroxide into the nasal passage for about a few seconds after nasal irrigation. This helps kill the germs and prevents a re-infection.

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