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Sinus Infection Natural Home Remedies & Cures



Head Position

Try to keep the head elevated when you sleep.  Use a few pillows instead of just one and this will help your sinuses and nasal passages clear when you're sleeping.  Try to keep your head as elevated as possible.  This will increase the effect. 

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NAET Treatment

If your sinus infections are the result of allergies, you can get rid of your allergies once and for all with an acupuncture technique called NAET.

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Keep your house and most importantly, your bedroom clean and free of dust.  Dust and dust mites are awful for mucus membranes and are especially harmful when you are sleeping and your cilia are at rest and cannot clear the dust from your membranes.  This is one of the most effective natural and home remedies for sinus infections.

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Rest is extremely important when you're fighting a sinus infection.  One of the greatest things that you can do for yourself is to simply get plenty of rest.  Try taking the weekend and just enjoy relaxing in bed.  When you're resting your body, be sure to rest your brain as well.  This means that you shouldn't watch the news and talk on your cell phone constantly.  Instead, turn your phone off, and rent some funny movies.  Try reading a good book.  Simply enjoy your own down time and allow the body to heal.  You'll be amazed by how quickly this helps to naturally cure a sinus infection. 

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Avoid Dairy

Dairy products, especially cheese, milk and ice cream are known to cause mucous to form.  This food group should be avoided during a sinus infection.  Instead, try to avoid these foods and stick to fresh fruits and vegetables. This is a great natural cure for sinus infection. 

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Foods like spinach, red grapes, garlic, tomatoes, broccoli and berries are rich in antioxidants.  These foods help to increase the effectiveness of your immune system, which can help you fight off sinus infections in the future.  This is an excellent natural remedy for sinus infection. 

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If you aren't getting enough vitamins, minerals and proper nutrients throughout the day from  your diet, then it is going to be more difficult for you to fight infection.  If you're suffering from a sinus infection, one of the best home remedies is to take a multivitamin every day.  Be sure to also take a potassium supplement as well, as this helps to dry mucous. 

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Drinking tea before going to bed is an excellent home remedy for sinus infection.  Chamomile tea is very calming to the mind and body and is especially beneficial when drunk right before going to bed. 

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One of the best natural remedies for a sinus infection is to recognize the signs that a cold is going to turn into a sinus infection.  Stop the infection before it starts.  If you have a stuffy nose that won't clear up, then you may need to start worrying about it and taking steps to fix the stuffy nose before it turns into a sinus infection. 

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Licorice Root

Licorice root is a wonderful herbal natural treatment for sinus infection.  Not only does it help to boost the immune system to fight a sinus infection, but it can reduce painful inflammation.  Be sure that you are taking the licorice root in capsule form. 

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Eucalyptus Vapor

Eucalyptus is a wonderfully fragrant herb that is well known for its healing properties.  This herb is a wonderful natural treatment for sinus infections and sore throats.  Its antiseptic properties also help to reduce swelling in tissues like the sinus cavity and nasal passages.  Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in throat lozenges, and this is a very easy way to use this great home remedy.  If you would prefer, you can also find eucalyptus in tea or you can boil some eucalyptus in a large pot of water and inhale the steam.  This will quickly clear your nasal passages and help to cure that stuffy nose. 

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Your mucous membranes can be calmed by the use of peppermint, which had anti-inflammatory properties.  It can either be drank as a tea, or steeped and added to boiling water for use of inhaling the steam.  The peppermint scent is also great for the sinus passages when it’s inhaled because it helps to ease breathing.  This is a wonderful natural remedy for sinus infections. 

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