Sinus infections can be very daunting and physically exhausting. However, it is not unusual to confuse a sinus infection with a cold or flu because of the similar symptoms and conditions. It is important to be able to tell the difference between the two so that you can seek proper medical attention whenever required. Sinus infection is a terrible and persistent problem which is often accompanied with fever, cold, headaches and body pains. It can also cause a lot of irritation to the eyes, in the part above the nose. There are countless medicines that are available for its treatment and cure. This article, however, focuses on the possible essential oils for sinus infection that can be recommended to be used to avoid the side effects. Using essential oils is a safer mode of treatment.
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What is the sinus infection?
Sinus infection is an extremely unpleasant, discomforting and painful health condition. By the term sinus infection, we mean that the entire nose cavity along the air canals become swollen and painful. It also becomes increasingly difficult to breathe because of extreme congestion. It is most commonly associated with problems in the upper part of the respiratory glands and is associated with numerous symptoms.
Sinus infections of are two types; acute and chronic. Acute sinus infections last no longer than 3 weeks while chronic sinus can continue up to 8-10 weeks.
Sinus Infection Symptoms
Sinus infection is rarely alone and it appears normally with many other symptoms. These symptoms are obvious to notice if one is aware of them all. These include
- Pain or pressure in upper part of face, especially close to the eyes and middle of nose
- Chest congestion
- Breathing problem or difficulty
- Extreme nasal discharge; mucous must be yellow or green in color
- Bad breathe
- Sore throat
- Exertion and tiredness
- High fever
- A toothache or a headache
- Lack of appetite
Essential Oils for Sinus Infection
Most commonly two types of essential oils are used for sinus infections. These include eucalyptus and peppermint oil because of their fast pain relieving and healing qualities. Both these essential oils for sinus infections are fast and immediate pain ceasing and are very popular among all people who are suffering from sinus. Other oils that are used in combination or singularly for the treatment of sinus include many other combination oils. All these bottles include
- Tea tree oil
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Peppermint oil
- Clove oil
- Rosemary oil
- Thyme oil
- Clove oil
- Sweet basil
How to use essential oils?
It is important to know which combinations to use for maximum results. You can pick any combination you want but best results are acquired of you have time. Both but I will see about everything which makes it difficult to behavior. The best ways to use essential oils to treat sinus includes the following
- Steam inhalation and breathing into hot air
- Drops of any essential oil used in bath
- Oils are great when used for massages.