A lot of us have experienced a cold which lasts for a weeks and we know that it takes several days for stuffiness and nasal discharge to clear up.
In some cases the extra mucus and congestion can be normal, but it can also be an indication of a sinus infection.
What is Acute Sinusitis?
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, allergies, or even an autoimmune reaction.
It is found that 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of sinusitis each year.
Conditions that can cause sinusitis are:
- Common cold
- Nasal polyps
- Immune deficiencies
- Blocked or narrow drainage ducts
Symptoms of sinusitis:
- Blocked nose
- Facial pain
- Poor sense of smell
- Nasal Discharge
- Bad breath
- Nasal stuffiness
The truth about acute sinusitis
It is confirmed that in 80% of the sinusitis in the adult population is caused by Candida.
Candida is a fungus that normally lives in our bodies and is kept in balance by the healthy bacteria in our gut, which actually feed on the yeast. Antibiotics and stress kills off our good bacteria, causing the yeast to overgrow. It is the main reason why we suffer from sinusitis.
Control the Yeast
If you want to prevent or treat fungal overgrowth you must supply your gut with beneficial bacteria through probiotic and prebiotic foods.
You should also avoid fungus-prone grains such as wheat and corn and cut out excess sugar from your diet.
Consuming coconut oil, pumpkin seeds and apple cider vinegar can also help you treat sinusitis.
How to Clear the Sinuses
To clear your sinuses you must rinse out your nose and mouth with a saline solution.
In a cup of boiled water add ½ teaspoon of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Mix it and put it in a sterile eye dropper and drain your sinuses every day.
Warm compresses can also help you relief the symptoms.
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