What is Acute Sinusitis

Thursday 1 December 2011 @ 12:30 pm

When you’re talking about sinusitis and all that comes with it, you’re going to want to know what kind you have. The most common kind of sinus infection is acute sinusitis. But, what is acute sinusitis? Who can get this kind of infection? Well, first, anyone can get acute sinusitis, it is the most common strand seen throughout the world, especially with those who have never had problems with sinus infections before.

Acute sinusitis is generally caused by a viral infection rather than bacterial. Though, you can still get an acute sinus infection from pneumonia, the flu, or the common cold as well. Though, it can also be caused by a fungal invasion as well, though, they are typically only seen in people with a suppressed immune system and they will require a bit more medical treatment than the average person.

When you come down with a case of acute sinusitis, there are many different ways of treating it. You can opt to use over the counter medication, herbal remedies, or homeopathic cures to help lessen the symptoms such as headache, postnasal drip, sore throat, mouth pain, fever, and congestion. Some of the more common treatments are expectorants, pain medications, eucalyptus, grapefruit seed oil, and moist heat.

All of these things can help you to lessen the symptoms of sinusitis without having to go to the doctor to seek remedy. Typically, without cause, your physician will not put you on antibiotics ot get rid of a sinus infection. In cases where someone has a poor immune system or if their infection has gotten out of hand, this will be the course of action and possibly sinus surgery. Though, these are usually last ditch efforts if you are unable to get rid of the infection after the typical ten to twelve day course of sinusitis.




Relieving Tension Headaches

Monday 7 November 2011 @ 11:57 am

You’re in blinding pain, the room, the light, food, and all that is in existence hates you in that moment. But, you don’t have to continue to suffer through tension headaches. In fact, it is fairly easy to find help relieving tension headaches either through over the counter medication use or through more natural treatments like a hot compress on your forehead or the back of your neck.

Often times tension headaches are triggered by sinus headaches. So, this probably now has you asking, “How do I get rid of sinus headache pain?” Well, there are many different sinus headache cures available on the market place, however, if you’re looking for a sinus natural cure, you may be more hard-pressed to find one unless you are able to stomach a neti pot or herbal oils. If you can do that, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of many natural sinus headache treatment options available for you.

Whether you’re treating sinus headaches or tension headaches, you can also use things such eucalyptus or grapefruit seed oil extracts to aid in your recovery. If you’d prefer, you can also take your standard ibuprofen from over the counter, as it will help to reduce both pain and the swelling that comes along with both of these headache types.

If you’re still unable to get rid of it, use a vaporizer to moisten the air, adding some lavender oil and peppermint oil, you will be giving that nasty headache the kiss of death. If for by some fluke that this doesn’t help to get rid of your tension headache, you can take a lukewarm shower, drink lots of fluids, and try to get as much rest, as your schedule will allow you to. These are three tried and true methods to aid in the relief of all headaches.