Glossary On Self care tips for Sinusitis

Sinusitis can lead to significant discomfort in the day to day functioning of the patients and hence warrants prompt treatment. However, besides the treatment there are several self care tips that can be used by the patients for relief from the nagging pain, nasal obstruction and other symptoms of sinusitis.

At Dr. Batra's, we have treated patients of sinusitis with Homeopathy for more than 35 years and have had good response in most cases. The treatment is safe and effective and without any side effects. In addition to the homeopathic treatment, there are several clinical tips that we suggest to our patients since we have clinically verified them time and again and have found them to be helpful to patients.

Here are some of the important clinical tips for managing sinusitis effectively:

  • Steam inhalation helps in reducing the symptoms - must be done 2-4 times a day (for few minutes at a time)
  • Plenty of fluids must be taken orally since it helps in thinning the mucus aiding easy drainage
  • Beverages containing caffeine or alcohol should be avoided since they cause dehydration
  • Using a humidifier can also provide some relief
  • Plenty of rest ensures speedy recovery of the patient
  • Diet must include plenty of fruits and vegetables (this ensures adequate intake of vitamins, essential nutrients and antioxidants to improve immunity)
  • If there is a known allergy that triggered the sinusitis in your case, avoid the potential allergens
  • Avoid exposure to smoke and pollutants
  • Take adequate measures to effectively combat stress
  • Avoid traveling by airplane if you have severe nasal congestion and blocked ears
  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature
  • While sleeping, keep the head elevated so as to aid better draining of the sinuses
  • Applying a warm cloth to the face frequently may help in relieving the congestion