If you’ve ever had a sinus infection, you know how miserable they can make you. A “regular” headache pales in comparison. Not only is a sinus infection headache more intense, but it’s usually centered in a specific location near your eyes and there’s not a whole lot that will relieve it.
Try leaning your head down and you’ll really get a wave of pain that makes you pick up the phone to call the doctor. But before you do, there may be a few natural things that you can try to take care of it. You can always go to the doctor and get your antibiotics and nasal spray later if these don’t work.
As you probably know, apple cider vinegar is a natural cure-all. Not surprisingly, sinus infections are on its target list. A PersonalLiberty.com article suggests taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. If the taste doesn’t agree with you, you can mix that one tablespoon with one-half tablespoon of honey and four ounces of water. Another option is mixing apple cider vinegar with water (half and half) and inhaling it as steam. Keep your eyes and mouth closed while doing that.
A nasal saline rinse can be made from one-quarter teaspoon of sea salt or pickling salt, a pinch of baking soda, a capful of food-grade hydrogen peroxide, and a cup of warm water. You can use a bulb to apply the rinse. As preventatives, both Vitamin C and Vitamin D are highly recommended.
Have you ever tried any of these methods to cure a sinus infection? Have they worked for you? What about any other natural remedies you’ve tried for sinus infections or other problems? I’d love to hear about them.