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Natural Home Remedy for Sinus Infection and Ear Pain


When the nasal cavity becomes swollen and inflamed a condition called acute sinusitis occurs. Mucus is allowed to build up in the cavity and pressure builds up. This pressure can cause headaches and ear pain. Sinusitis is often caused by colds or allergies and sometimes a result of other medical conditions.

Acute sinusitis generally does not require prescribed medications and will get better on its own. To ease discomfort of sinusitis, try some home remedies.

Using All Natural Antibiotics to Ease Ear Pain From Acute Sinusitis


Many natural ingredients have anti-infective claims and are often found in natural antibiotics. Collodial silver is one of the ingredients found in natural antibiotics and is used by many to treat ear pain from sinus infections. Dr. Lyn Hanshew is a research scientist and expert speaker who has studied colloidal silver. Dr. Hanshew approves use of colloidal silver but warns that not all product containing colloidal silver are made the same nor are safe.

The Food and Drug Adminstration does not approve use of colloidal silver as an antibiotic treatment. One of the serious and non-reversible side effects of taking colloidal silver is skin turning a bluish-grey tone. Collodial silver has been known to build up in the body and long term effects are not yet known.

Herbal Nasal Sprays to Make Ear Pain Better From Sinus Infection


Nasal sprays lightly mist a solution into the nasal cavity causing temporary relief. Different herbal ingredients are used to reduce inflammation and ease sensitivity. Nasal sprays are designed to reduce pain, congestion, runny nose and sneezing. A common ingredient is spearmint.

Spearmint is used to reduce inflammation and reduce pressure pain. It has been used in vapor therapy to treat headaches, migraines and sinusitis. Unlike its relative peppermint, spearmint is more subtle and not irritating.

Using Water Therapy to Control Sinus Infection Symptoms


Making the air moist can ease sinusitis symptoms. A humidifier will work at increasing the relative humidity. Another option is to run the shower for 10 minutes, allowing the bathroom to fill with steam. People suffering from sinusitis can find comfort in sitting in the bathroom and breathing in the moister air.

The Mayo Clinic offers drinking more fluids, water and fruit juice, to manage sinusitis symptoms. More fluids will dilute the mucus and allow better drainage. The more the cavities drain, the less pressure build up there will be. Caffeine and alcohol should be avoided as they make symptoms worse.

Warm Compress to Ease Ear Pain From Sinus Infection Pressure


A warm damp cloth can be applied to the nose, cheeks and eyes to ease sinus. The warm compress method can be done several times a day as needed.

Nasal Rinse for Clearing Nasal Passage During Acute Sinusitis


Acute sinusitis does not allow the nasal cavity to drain properly. A nasal rinse, made up typically of saline solution, can promote drainage and ease pressure and ear pain.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a health professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a doctor for advice.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. "Colloidal Silver Products" (accessed September 27, 2010).

Ageless. "Spearmint Mentha Spicata" (accessed September 27, 2010).

Natural Cures Ear Sinus Infection. "Bio-Allers Sinus & Allergy Nasal Spray" (accessed September 27, 2010).

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