Colds, allergies and headaches are common winter ailments, which affect every one of us. But if your cold is accompanied by intense facial pain, headaches and nasal congestion, it could be an indication of severe sinusitis. Consult an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist without any further delay. Mild sinusitis can be treated and even prevented at home using natural remedies.
Identify the Allergens That Trigger Your Sinuses
Sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull, located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks and eyes. Sinus pain (or Sinusitis), is often caused by the inflammation of the sinuses. It is caused by infection from virus, bacteria or fungus. If the swelling and inflammation is present for 3-4 weeks, then it could be acute sinusitis, caused by bacteria. Chronic sinusitis is a fungal infection and could be present for more than 3 months and it requires antibiotic treatment. Acute sinusitis does not require antibiotics and can be treated at home.
Breathe Easy, a Relief for Your Sinus Pain
The sinus pressure can be alleviated both medicinally and with home remedies. Drink plenty of fluids to thin the mucus, it also helps the sinuses stay open and drain easily. Apply heat in the form of a warm compress directly to the painful area, to relieve sinus pain. Humidify your environment, or try steam inhalation, helps to move the thick mucus and reduce the pressure. Eucalyptus oil is one of the best known remedies for cold and congestion. It’s very effective in treating cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and sinusitis. Try to get rid of the allergy triggers at your house as a preventive cure. Nasal sprays or simple saline sprays add moisture and help in removing irritants.
Natural Arthritis Remedies to Heal Joint Pain and Inflammation
The pain experienced from arthritis and other inflammatory diseases stems from the inflammation of the joints. The joints that allow us movement undergo a lot of stress and strain, due to improper use, loss of cartilage cushion or an injury. The affection could be in the form of stiffness, swelling, pain or even severe restriction while walking. There are several Natural Arthritis Remedies to provide Pain Relief and ease the symptoms. Eucalyptus oil is good for sore muscles and arthritis, as it’s an analgesic (a pain reliever). Massage with castor oil, to get relief from arthritic pain. Eat garlic, either raw or in cooked form, to suppress the microbial growth that worsens arthritis. Exercise regularly, to loosen your stiff joints and make them flexible.
The best way to deal with joint pain is to strengthen your bones through exercise, follow a proper diet and increase immunity.