A sinus is a hollow, air-filled cavity. For the purposes of this article, a sinus will refer to those hollow cavities that are in the skull and connected to the nasal airway. Sinusitis is one of the more common conditions that can afflict people throughout their lives. Sinusitis commonly occurs when environmental pollens irritate the nasal passages. Sinus infection is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. Sinusitis can be caused by infection, allergies, and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses.

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Sinusitis may be classified as an acute sinus infection, subacute sinus infection, chronic sinus infection, infected sinusitis, and noninfectious sinusitis. Sinus infections usually begin with the symptoms of a cold (for example, a runny nose, occasional cough and/or mild fever), and then develop into pain and pressure in the sinus cavities. About 7 to 10 days after initial cold-like symptoms other symptoms develop that suggest you may have a sinus infection.


  • facial tenderness,
  • pressure or pain in the sinuses, in the ears and teeth,
  • fever,
  • occasionally facial swelling.

Sinus infection is generally diagnosed based on the patient history and physical examination. Bacterial sinusitis is usually treated with antibiotics. Early treatment of allergic sinusitis may prevent secondary bacterial sinus infections.

Home Remedies to Avoid Sinus Infections:

Ginger Tea:

Its anti-inflammatory properties will reduce the swelling and irritation in the nasal passages. It is also antimicrobial in nature and hence, will clear out the sinus infection. Add the ginger to the hot water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and sip this tea. You can add a dash of honey for flavor.


Hydrogen peroxide:

Pour the hydrogen peroxide into the spray bottle. Bend over so that you are looking at the floor and in this position, spray the hydrogen peroxide into your nostrils a few times. Take deep breaths so that the peroxide solution reaches your nasal sinuses. Hydrogen peroxide is an astringent and will kill the microbes that are growing in your nasal passages and blocking them.

hydrogen peroxide

Turmeric Root:

Turmeric root is a wonderful, fragrant spice commonly found in Indian and some Middle Eastern dishes.  Not only does Turmeric contain the natural anti-inflammatory curcumin, this spice is also an anti-oxidant.

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Honey is an antimicrobial agent against many bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It soothes the nasal passages and the throat that are inflamed during a sinus infection. One tablespoon of raw honey. 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Mix both the ingredients and warm up the mixture for a few seconds. Consume this mixture.



For mild sinus infections, nothing works better than a few minutes of warm, moist, wonderful steam. You will feel like a new person each time you take steam inhalation. This is the perfect home remedies for sinus cold, pain, headache, and all other sinusitis symptoms.

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