Inflammatory diseases of the sinuses are called sinusitis. They can be acute and chronic. The sinuses are four groups of air-filled cavities lined with mucus-secreting mucosa; they are connected to the nose and throat by means of channels through which the collected wet secretion drains - about 1 l per day, they moisten the inhaled air and are the first protective barrier of the lungs against infections.
Depending on their location in the cranial bones, the sinuses are: maxillary, on both sides of the nose, frontal, above the eyes, sphenoid sinus - behind the nasal bone, and lattice labyrinth - ethmoid, in the upper part of the nose. The frontal and/or maxillary sinuses are most often inflamed - on both sides of the nose, but all can be affected. If, for various reasons, the secretion is retained in the sinuses and they are blocked, the pressure of the increased pressure in them causes pain, and the stagnation of secretion poses a risk of infection.
Predisposing factors for the development of sinusitis are an enlarged third tonsil, trauma to the nasal bones, distorted nasal septum, nasal polyps, food allergy, hay fever, weakened immune system, poor dental condition, predisposition to skin problems and mucous membrane diseases.
- headache, slightly elevated temperature, cough, pain in the ears, purulent discharge (more abundant in acute sinusitis), difficulty breathing through the nose, loss of smell, fatigue, night sweats, loss of appetite;
- swelling of the face or eyelids;
- redness, itching, swelling of the eyes;
- depending on the affected sinus, the pain is in the area of the forehead - intensifies with light tapping above and below the eyebrows, on the cheekbones, on the upper teeth, at the base of the nose and the inner corners of the eyes, in the back of the head - with inflammation of the sphenoid sinus.
What are the causes of the disease?
Acute sinusitis - viral (including influenza) or bacterial infection of the throat, nose, upper respiratory tract; dental infection; the sudden change in pressure when traveling by plane.
Chronic - polyps in the nose, injuries, distorted nasal septum, untreated acute sinusitis; prolonged stay in a humid, smoky or aggressively scented environment, excessive and prolonged smoking; hay fever; food allergy, mainly dairy products; impaired immune function; people with weakened immune defenses are at risk of sinusitis caused by fungi - mycotic sinusitis is a serious disease.
How can we help ourselves?
During the cold months, take medicines and foods to boost immunity. Most sinusitis pathogens are from various viral infections and reproduce when the immune system is weakened.
When it's cold, wear hats and scarves that cover your forehead.
Visit the dentist regularly because sinusitis can be caused by inflammation of the teeth.
During the heating season, regularly humidify the air in the rooms where you spend more time.
In cases of cold, take immediate measures. Don't wait for it to get more serious.
Folk recipes against sinusitis
In 1 liter of boiling water, add 1 sprig of basil, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and 1 teaspoon of camphor alcohol. The container is covered tightly with cardboard, on which a hole has been punched. It is inhaled through the nostrils for 3 to 5 minutes. The procedure is performed every night until healing.
Thick pure honey the size of a pea is placed in both nostrils with the head strongly turned back. Gradually the honey flows down to the throat. The procedure is repeated 2-3 times a day.
Crush 15-20 black peppercorns well. The crushed grains are placed on a brand that is sprinkled liberally with Bulgarian rakia. The gauze is then placed over the forehead and tied with a woolen scarf. So the patient stays all night. In the morning, the gauze is removed, but the woolen scarf is left on for a few more hours. This procedure is done only in the evening and it is desirable that the patient does not go outside the next day. It is repeated 5-6 evenings.
Two onions are pounded and salted with a handful of salt. The mixture is mixed well and applied on the forehead.
Where to buy products against sinusitis?
You can find natural products against sinusitis, incl. the highly effective Squirting cucumber tincture in "Zdravnitza".
You can place your order online. We deliver our products to products in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Thailand.
You can also buy the products on the local stores of "Zdravnitza":
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 Neofit Rilski str.
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1303 Sofia, Bulgaria
74 Odrin str.