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January 03, 2021 2 min read

 

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal sinuses Sinusitis can either be acute or chronic. Acute Sinusitis is frequently caused by a bacterial or viral infection of the nose , throat & upper respiratory tract , such as the common cold . 

 



Air travel can also cause acute inflammation of the sinuses because of changes in air pressure. 


Chronic sinusitis can be caused by injury to the nasal bones , small benign growths in the nasal passages. Dental complications, air pollution, exposure to allergens. 

Allergic Sinusitis may be caused by food allergies, perfumes , air fresheners, etc . 

Associated post nasal drip can cause sore throat, nausea, difficulty breathing, bad breath. 

Nutrients 

  • Acidophilus- replaces good bacteria in the colon . Particularly important if antibiotics are prescribed. 

  • Bee Pollen - helps boost immunity & speeds healing . Start with 1/2 teaspoon daily . Increase slowly- add to juice or water . Discontinue if rash , wheezing occurs as be pollen can occasionally cause allergies.

  • Flaxseed oil - reduces pain & inflammation. 

  • Quercetin plus Bromelain - protects against allergies and increases immunity. 

  • Vitamin B Complex- helps maintain a healthy nervous system & reduces stress levels. A sublingual form works best . ( avoid yeast based B vitamins) 

  • Vitamin A & mixed carotenoids to include beta carotene to boost immune system- helps maintain the health of mucous membranes. 

  • Zinc lozenges every 2 to 4 hours - antiviral & immunity booster .

  • Proteolytic enzymes- to boost digestive health.

  • Pycnogenol extract - powerful antioxidant.

  • Herb teas - ginger, golden seal , nettle tea . Rose hip .

  • Eliminate sugar .

  • Reduce Salt .

  • Use a salt water nasal wash twice a day .

 

See your GP if the sinus causes swelling around eyes . 

 

                   

 


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