• Liyan Lu


Updated: Sep 23

Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of the sinuses. The sinuses are hollow spaces with mucous membranes in the head. The sinuses usually drain quickly unless inflammation or infection is present. Sinusitis most often follows a cold or flu and may also be associated with allergies, an infected tooth (dental abscess), or air pollution. Sinusitis can occur in children, but it is more common in adults.

The Key symptom of sinusitis is a dull pain in cheekbones, upper teeth, the forehead over the eyebrows, or around and behind the eyes. There may also be a headache, swelling around the eyes, fever, stuffy nose, coughing, or mucus draining down the back of the throat (postnasal drip). In children, coughing, nasal congestion, and discharge that last more than 7 to 10 days, along with complaints of headache and facial pain, are good signs that the problem is sinusitis, not just a cold or flu.

If the symptoms are severe or continue for more than 10 to 14 days, seeking medical help is necessary, taking antibiotics may be needed. A sinus infection could lead to chronic sinusitis if it didn't treat correctly or not treated at all.

Healthy Ping's remedies and Suggestions:

Vitamin B2 supports a broad spectrum of health benefits, such as essential for healthy vision, tissue repair, and the protection of the skin and mucosa. Our clinic experience showed that one week after taking vitamin B2 100mg every day, the symptoms of sinusitis and allergic would improve.

Vitamin C boosts their immune system, anti-inflammation, and infection and reduces recurrence of sinusitis. Take vitamin C 500 mg once a day with a meal.

Zinc helps store histamine. More histamine will surround tissue fluids if zinc deficient, resulting in many common allergy symptoms such as running nose, sneezing, hives and skin rashes, etc. Taking 10 mg of zinc a day can help the symptoms of allergic sinusitis.

Papaya & Pineapple enzymes:

  • Help completely digest protein and fiber.

  • Clean allergic antigens in the gut.

  • Reduce leaky gut syndrome and relieve sinus inflammation.

Probiotics: Friendly bacteria help immune response, prevents allergies, helps eliminate harmful viruses, yeast, and bacteria, reduces inflammation, and increases resistance to infection.

Nasal rinse: daily nasal hygiene such as Sinus Rinse with a baking soda solution to wash off the excessive mucus or allergens, moisturize and subside the irritation of inflamed membranes in the nose, sinuses, and throat. It also helps relieve sinus congestion and hay fever symptoms. Most of our patients suffering from sinusitis get good results from using the Sinus Rinse. Important: 1) To make a baking soda solution: add 1/3 teaspoon of baking soda into 8 oz of cooled but first boiled water. You don't need to make a precise isotonic solution for sinus rinse; as long as you don't feel burning from the baking soda solution, you have the right amount of baking soda in the solution. 2) Don't rinse if your nasal passage is completely blocked; if so, you may use some nasal spray to first open the blocked passage before using the nasal rinse; you can rinse with a partially blocked nasal passage. 3) To avoid introducing bacteria into your nasal passageways, clean the bottle and tube with alcohol (70%) between uses.

Acupuncture: to reduce nasal congestion and relieve headache.

Herbal nasal spray: it reduces nasal congestion, local inflammation, and infection.

Chinese herbs:

  • Rebalance the immune system.

  • Detoxify the bloodstream.

  • Prevent allergy attacks.

  • Treat allergy, cold, or flu symptoms.

Also, some herbs have anti-inflammation and anti-infection properties.

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