A sinus is a problem characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the skull region composed of bone cavities around the nose (sinuses) and the cheekbones and eyes. The sinuses are responsible for giving resonance to the voice, as they heat the air that is inhaled and reduce the weight of the skull, ending up supporting it.
The lining of this area is made by a mucosa similar to that of the nose, which is full of mucus-producing glands and also covered by cilia with intense vibrating movement, these being conductors of the residues that attach to the mucus, taking them to the upper area of the nose to then eliminate them.
Alterations that can impede the permanent flow of mucous secretion, allergic and infectious processes in general promote inflammation of the mucosa and fixation of germs, these aspects can pre-establish a sinusitis problem. These in turn can be of two types, with different symptoms.
Acute sinusitis is accompanied by pain in the head and sinus that is compromised, the pain may be throbbing or similar to a feeling of heaviness in the head. In general, there is nasal obstruction and there is a yellowish or even greenish secretion, in some cases they can be bloody. Other symptoms that may be associated are: tiredness, runny nose, muscle pain, fever, cough and loss of appetite.
On the other hand, chronic sinusitis, despite the same symptoms, usually has a wide variation in intensity and has in sinus pain and fever. On the other hand, coughing is usually the most prevalent symptom, being usually nocturnal and increasing in intensity when the person lies down.
- Dilute the secretion so that it is easily eliminated;
- Drink plenty of fluids (at least 2 liters of water a day) and drip saline solution into your nostrils (2 to 3 drops) throughout the day;
- Inhale with saline solution or saline solution, as they facilitate the elimination of secretions;
- Avoid air conditioning, as it dries out the mucous membranes and prevents the drainage of secretions, in addition to spreading contaminants;
- Search for a doctor.
Tea to Fight Sinus Symptoms
- 1 cup full of water
- ½ tablespoon of boldo de Chile
- ½ tablespoon of plantain
Way of doing:
- Bring the water to a boil;
- Put the herbs in a thermos and add the water;
- Leave for 15 minutes;
- Strain and drink at times when the crisis strikes.