You have a major headache and your nose feels all stuffed up, it hurts between and around your eyes, and you feel miserable.
Well, you probably have a sinus infection. This comes from an inflammation in the membranes in your nose.
If you are not careful, this inflammation of your membranes has a chance of getting infections with bacteria.
There are many reasons that your sinuses become infected. You do have options when it comes to dealing with this frustrating condition.
Your health care provider will be able to help you get your sinus infections under control.
Triggers for Sinusitis
If you have an animal, especially inside your home, then you are susceptible to getting a sinus infection. Dander and skin flakes from these pets float around in the air, and land inside your nose, giving you trouble.
Another thing you should do is keep your home free and clear of dust particles because these dust particles go up into your nose and aggravate your sinuses. If you have any place in your house that is damp, then you may have mold growing.
This mold can release mold spores into the air that will affect the membranes in your nose. It is best to avoid these areas of your home until someone can get rid of the mold for you. Other triggers of sinusitis that will affect your sinuses are strong perfumes, cigarette smoke, and pollution in the air.
To help prevent infection in your sinuses you could use a Neti Pot. A Neti Pot is a vessel, shaped sort of like a teapot. It has been around for a very long time. The Neti Pot will clean out your nasal cavities by using warm saline.
Neti Pots work on the basis of gravity. You will not feel any pressure on your sinuses when using the Neti Pot and it will help to prevent your nasal passages from drying out.
A spout contoured to fit inside your nose is on the Neti Pot. This spout provides a tight seal to prevent the saline water from coming out. Using the pot is simple.
All you have to do is fill the pot with warm saline water and let it go into one of your nostrils and out the other.
This will flush out anything that does not need to be there inside your nose. It is a process of nasal irrigation. You can purchase Neti Pots in ceramic, copper, plastic, and stainless steel.
Filtering the Air
There are so many wonderful air filters on the market today. It is a good thing to purchase one if you are prone to sinus infections. A good working air filter will get rid of all sinus infection triggers that are floating around in your home’s air. [Sinus Relief]
Getting these pollutants out of your air will play a major role in whether you come down with a sinus infection or not.
A sinus infection is never welcome, but changing things in your life and home that trigger infections, will help to keep them under control.