Sinusitis - the disease is fraught with serious complications. However, if treatment is started in time to cope with this disease quite easily. Assigned otolaryngologist medications can successfully complement traditional medicines. Rinsing and inhalation in the sinus can be very effective, but before their application should consult with your doctor.
What causes sinusitis
Maxillary sinus - a little education in the form of caves, which are connected to the nasal cavity narrow passages. Through these passages infection can penetrate into the maxillary sinuses of the nose. Sometimes the cause of sinusitis is the source of infection in the immediate vicinity of the sinuses, for example, in the area of the upper teeth. When inflammation of the nasal mucosa in the maxillary sinus passages clogged, due to violations of the process of purification sinus mucus accumulates in them, there is inflammation.
Some people are particularly prone to sinusitis. In particular, the risk factors are reduced immunity; difficulty in nasal breathing various etiologies (adenoids, and vasomotor rhinitis hypertrophic, allergic diseases); congenital malformations of the nose and deviated septum; chronic foci of infection in the nose and mouth. Children under five years old suffer from sinusitis rarely - in this age of maxillary sinuses still not formed. But among children aged five to nine years, the disease is widespread. Often sick sinusitis and young people, and in his old age the likelihood of this disease is somewhat reduced.
Since in most cases the development of inflammation of the sinuses is preceded by hypothermia or infectious diseases, the incidence of acute sinusitis peak in the autumn-winter period. If properly treat sinusitis, the disease becomes chronic, and then exacerbation can happen at any time of the year at the slightest decrease in immunity.
Symptoms of sinusitis
The main symptoms of acute sinusitis
Acute sinusitis: symptoms - can manifest itself as a disease
They are stuffy nose; headaches (especially if they are reinforced by tilting the head); pain and a feeling of heaviness in the maxillary sinuses (the side of the wings of the nose); reduction of smell; increase in body temperature (usually up to thirty seven - thirty eight degrees); nasal discharge. Typically, the intensity of pain varies with the time of day: in the evening pain increases. Discharge from the nose can be both mucous (transparent) and purulent (yellow or green).
The earlier start to treatment of sinusitis, the more effective it will be. In addition to drug therapy are effective in nasal lavage and inhalation.
While inhalation is not the main treatment of sinusitis, they can significantly alleviate the patient's condition. However, before the course of inhalations is not superfluous to consult with your doctor: it may be that it is in this particular case, the inhalation will be ineffective or even harmful. For example, pregnant women should be cautious to select drugs for inhalation, to do no harm to the fetus.
Before inhalation, thoroughly clean the nose. It is desirable immediately before the procedure to lie down for three to five minutes, with his head hanging over the edge of the bed - it will contribute to the outflow of fluid from the maxillary sinus. Important notice: between the use of vasoconstrictive drops and steam inhalation should spend at least half an hour.
Long term inhalation of the sinus should be about five minutes, as a rule, it is enough rate of six to eight daily procedures. Traditional medicine recommends the procedure to have a cup of hot tea made from the leaves of currants, or in a series. After that you can start inhalation. It is important to carry out the procedure properly, breathing steam through the mouth and exhale through the nose. Thus, when exhaling steam spray medicinal herbs reach maxillary sinuses.
What herbs are best used for inhalation? Folk medicine recommends, for example, a collection of ten grams of chamomile flowers, five grams of Hypericum perforatum, fifteen grams of yarrow and five grams of herb celandine. Two tablespoons of collection pour a glass of boiling water, leave for half an hour, and then used for steam inhalation. In the same way, and other infusions are prepared for inhalation.
Another well-proven herbal: Fifteen grams of peppermint, ten grams of psyllium
Psyllium - helps the kidneys and stomach
Ten grams of celandine
Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries
. Peppermint, if desired, can be replaced with the same amount of lemon balm. It is effective for the treatment of sinusitis, and a mixture of five grams of hawthorn flowers, fifteen grams of black currant leaf and ten grams of Oregano. A pronounced anti-inflammatory effect has a collection of the leaves of eucalyptus ball (five grams), raspberry leaf (fifteen grams) and marigold flowers (five grams). In the water for inhalation can also add a few drops of pine oil, known for its disinfectant properties, good effect, and propolis tincture
Propolis tincture: obvious use
Also, traditional medicine recommends ancient, centuries-proven remedy: to breathe over the steam cooked potatoes in their skins, cover head with a towel so that the steam does not escape. This simple measure is especially effective at a very early stage of the disease, as well as for the prevention of sinusitis during a cold.
Despite the fact that inhalation is a proven way to relieve the sinus condition, they can not replace the full treatment. Moreover, the use of folk remedies in some cases may damage - for example, warming up the maxillary sinuses using eggs or hot steam can be dangerous in case of purulent sinusitis. At the same time, as an additional measure of inhalation can be very effective: reduces inflammation and maxillary sinuses are cleared of mucus accumulated in them.