Sunday, May 9, 2010

Do You Know Natural Sinus Infection Remedies and Treatments?

When there is an inflammation in the nasal passages then it gives rise to sinus infection. It is also known as sinusitis. This infection results into headache or pressure in the nose, eyes, cheek area or sometimes on one side of the head. Some person may also suffer from cough, fever, nasal congestion, thick nasal congestion and bad breath due to sinus infection. Sinus infection is categorized as chronic or acute.

Acute Sinusitis is usually caused by the bacteria known as Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis. Chronic sinusitis is also caused by these microorganisms along with Staphylococcus aureus and some anaerobes. Chronic sinusitis is sometimes caused by fungi also.

Symptoms and signs of sinus infection depends upon the factor that whether it is acute or chronic. Some of the common symptoms are -

1. Headache in the temple or surrounding the eyes
2. Fever
3. Nasal discharge or postnasal drip
4. Discomfort or pressure below the eye
5. Chronic toothache
6. Pain possibly worse with flu, colds or allergies

Various natural remedies for sinus infection are available easily at our home only -

1. For the treatment of different viral and nasal problems ginger is one of the effective and oldest remedy. To cure sinusitis the extract of ginger is very effective. For the problem of sinusitis take 1-2 spoon of extract twice a day or small pieces of raw ginger is also very effective.

2. Methi or Fenugreek is also very effective and useful in treating sinusitis as well as various diseases. Prepare a mixture by adding 2-3 teaspoon of fenugreek in a glass of water and reduce the water to half by boiling. Drain the mixture and have a small sip of this mixture at least two –three times a day. It is also very effective remedy for sinusitis.

3. Basil leaves and extract of cloves etc are very effective in curing sinusitis. It is one of the most popular herbal remedies for the treatment of sinusitis.

4. Patient of sinusitis must increase the intake of fresh juicy fruits like oranges and all the other vitamin C rich fruit. Mango is also very effective for the patient of sinusitis. These fruits are very effective for the treatment of sinusitis as these fruits are rich in vitamin A.

5. People suffering from sinusitis may take diet rich in vitamin A. It is said to be the best insurance against cold and the trouble of sinus. It is also known as 'membrane conditioner' as it builds healthy mucus membrane in the nose and throat.

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Do You Know Shingles Natural Remedies and Treatments?

Shingles is also known by the name of Herpes zoster. The same virus which causes chickenpox also cause shingles and that is varicella-zoster virus. Shingles is a viral infection. After the occurrence of the chicken pox usually the virus becomes dormant in your nerve tissue but after many years it can be reactivated in the form of shingles. It is very common among the people who have weak immune system and the people between the ages of 60 and 80.

Some of the main symptoms of shingles -

1. Fever
2. Chills
3. Headache
4. Pain, tingling, itching, burning, or numbness in a certain area of the body.
5. After or within one week of the pain appearance of red rash with fluid filled blisters. Usually the rash appears typically on one side of the chest. It may also occur on one side of the face or neck.

When the blisters dry up generally after one or two weeks pain can persist. Sometimes due to shingles people may suffer from sharp, stabbing pain which may lasts months to years after the rash has disappeared. This condition is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

Natural Remedies of Shingles -

1. You can powder two aspirin tablets and mix this powder in 2 tablespoon of chloroform or alcohol. Apply this prepared mixture on the affected area. This will provide very good relief.

2. Application of the mixture of yoghurt and zinc oxide will give relief from the problem. If this paste is applied before the outbreak then it will help to curb the outburst of the blisters.

3. Some proteolytic enzymes are very fruitful in the treatment of shingles. These enzymes are found in certain foods like papaya, pineapple etc. supplements derived from these fruits. The side effects of these enzymes include allergic reaction and also digestive upset. People allergic to these fruits may avoid using the supplements derived from these fruits.

4. Tai chi is another natural ingredient which improves the immune function and health which is at risk from shingles especially in older adults.

5. Dust colloidal powder on the affected area to prevent itching due to the problem of shingles.

6. Mix half cup of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water and prepare a solution. With the help of cotton cloth moist the area which is affected towards the upward direction. It will positively provide some relief.

7. It is necessary to keep the blisters open and dry. Do not try to scratch the blisters.

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