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Sinus infections are one of the most common infections across the world. Sinus attacks are caused
by an infection in the sinuses or cavities that are present in the bones near the nose. When there is
any swelling in these sinuses because of some infection, breathing becomes difficult, resulting in
fever, headaches, and other discomforts. This is known as sinusitis.
Each sinus or cavity in the skull has an opening that allows free exchange of mucus and air. Each
sinus is joined to the other by a mucous membrane lining. When there is an infection like hay fever or
a disease like asthma, these sinuses and the lining become inflamed, causing air and mucus to be
blocked inside or a vacuum to be created. This can cause pressure on the sinus walls, causing
severe pain. Millions of dollars are spent for sinus medications and sinus research.
Sinus infections can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Sometimes, the infection may also lead to
some brain infections or other chronic problems. Though there is no effective remedy for sinus
infections, a lot of comfort can be gained by treating the sinus symptoms like headaches, nasal
discharge, nasal blocking, runny nose, ear/neck/cheek/jaw pain, swelling of eyelids, etc. However,
acute or chronic sinus infections require prolonged treatments, comprised of antibiotics or therapies
like saline nasal rinses, topical/oral decongestants, antihistamines, mucolytic agents, and intranasal
corticosteroids.
Sinus infections can also be treated by some home remedies. A lot of relief can be obtained by
inhaling steam from a vaporizer or a bowl of hot water. Applying a hot or a cold compress over the
inflamed area would also provide relief. A decoction of mustard seed powder and water, instilled in
the nostrils; eating jalapeno peppers; drinking juice of ripe grapes; applying a paste of cinnamon and
water on the forehead; applying paste of ginger and water/milk on the forehead; applying paste of
basil leaves, cloves, and dried ginger on the forehead; inhaling steam of eucalyptus oil; and drinking
warm tea are all found to be effective in providing some relief. Drinking a lot of water and other fluids
would also help. A great deal of rest is also required. However, it is better to consult a specialist if the
infection persists.

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