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.
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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