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Sinusitis, Allergies, Ear Infections and ETD

Allergy, Sinus Infection Headache Conjestion

Sinusitis, Allergy, Ear Infection and ETD Remedies, Treatments & Cures

#1 Sinus Treatment, #1. Natural Sinus Treatment: Saline Sinus Rinse

Neti Pot for Sinus InfectionsNeti-Pot Nasal Rinse: Saline sinus rinse seems to be the top remedy among sinus suffers. A nasal rinse wash may provide relief from sinusitis symptoms and seemed to be the most popular remedy among allergy & sinusitis sufferers. A saline (salt water) solution can be purchased in a spray bottle at Wal Mart, drug store or buy online. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with 2 cups of warm water. Some people add a pinch of baking soda. Perform the nasal rinse several times a day. Some people don't like this natural remedy as it burned and seemed to make sinus symptoms worse, which it made my sinuses hurt/burn more.

Neti Pot Nasal irrigation rinse with a saline solution instructions:

  • Lean over sink with your head tilted to one side.
  • Insert the spout of the neti pot in the upper nostril.
  • Slowly pour the salt water solution into your nose while continuing to breathe through your mouth. Stay relaxed, it will feel weird as the water will flows out the lower nostril.
  • When done, blow your nose.
  • Reverse the tilt of your head and repeat the process with the other nostril.

.GSE Natural Infection Treatment Therapy

GSE Nasal Rinse Solution Remedy (adults only) Mix 1 drop of Maximum GSE with 6 oz. of water. Use one full eye dropper of the mixed solution per nostril. Tilt your head backward and release the solution from the dropper into your nose. Swing head forward and down (head is now upside down) to force solution up into the nasal passages. Return head to the normal upright position and allow nasal passages to drain. Do not inhale through the nose during this process. Always dilute. More on GSE treatments below.

Nasal Rinse without Neti Pot Treatment:

  • Lean over the sink head down.
  • Pour some solution into the palm of the hand and inhale it through the nose, one nostril at a time.
  • Spit out the remaining solution.
  • Gently blow the nose.

#2. Sinus Treatment, #1 ETD Treatment: Steroid Treatments

Prednisone, Prescription Prednisone, Steroid Treatment
Prednisone is a prescription steroid treatment that sounds scary. However, Prednisone is prescribed in small doses for sinus treatment (I think the most I took a day was 30mg of Prednisone). Prednisone reduces inflammation of the sinuses. I had been suffering from sinus headaches for weeks so I had to find relief from the constant sinus headaches and researched Prednisone for sinus headaches. The steriod nasal spray and Prednisone helped me more than anything. I had to take Prednisone for a few weeks to allivatiate my sinus headaches completely. Near the end of Prednisone treatment you need to slowly reduce the amount of Prednisone. Do not just stop taking Prednisone. Take Prednisone in the mornings as it is a stimulant and can keep you awake at night. Even though I took the Prednisone early in the day I still had to take a sleep medicine at night. I don't like to take prescription medicine, however, it was worth it for a short period to alleviate the sinus headaches and live a normal life and function normally.

#2. Natural Sinus Treatment: NAC Supplement

NAC is the top ingrediant in many "Natural Sinus Treatment" supplement formulas. NAC seemed to alleviate my sinus headache, runny nose & watery eye symptoms the last 2 times I had an allergy enduced sinus headache. NAC is my new favorite treatment for sinus headaches. Save your money from buying expensive Sinus Treatment Formulas and buy the main, active, top ingrediant, NAC. Buy NAC Sinus Treatment here.
In a large study, older adults took 600 mg twice daily for 6 months and only 25% of those experienced influenza-like episodes, compared with 79% taking the placebo. Buy NAC Sinus Treatment here.

I take two 500mg of NAC 2 times a day (total of 2000mg) while experiencing sinus symtoms. One study noted by LEF.org demonstrated the safety of 1800mg per day for 142 days, while another study demonstrated the safety of 2800mg per day for 3 months. Buy NAC Sinus Treatment here.

#3. Sinus Treatment, #1 ETD Treatment

Ear ETD Sinus SprayPropolis Spray: Ear, ETD & Sinus Infection Natural Alternative substitute for Nasalcort.

I can't take decongestants. Nasal Steroids help, but Nasalcort is $109! This is a great natural substitute for prescription nasal steroid spray. I also took Propolis supplements. Not sure how helpful the supplements are for sinusitis, but since it' a natural alternative, I figured it couldn't hurt. I got a book on Propolis. The Propolis Book says Propolis is a great natural supplement for infections caused by bacteria (including tuberculosis), viruses (flu, H1N1 "swine" flu, and the common cold), and fungus, which I feel fungus is the cause behind most sinusitis problems. Propolis is also used for nose and throat cancer and boosting the immune system. Propolis is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

#1. Natural Allergy Treatment, Supplement

AHCC Allergy & Sinus Natural Alternative Supplement TherapyTake 500mg AHCC 2 times a day. A friend with allergies said AHCC cured his allergy symtoms so I gave it a try thinking allergies may be the cause of my sinus headaches and congestion. When I take the AHCC I usually don't have a sinus headache the next day. When I don't take the AHCC supplement I sometimes have sinus symptoms the next day. This is not a cheap supplement but it is a natural treatment that cures most allergy and sinus symtoms. AHCC is an expensive supplement, any price under $44 for a 60 capsule bottle for this natural supplement treatment is a good deal. Get this AHCC natural supplement treatment here.

#2. Natural Allergy Treatment Supplement, Sinusitis Supplement

Fucoidan Relieves pollen & atopic allergies because it increases NK (natrual killer) cells. Fucoidan inhibits allergic reactions by suppressing IgE. Fucoidan is an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, antibacterial that claims to improve immunity and help everything from herpes to cancer. It does help my sinusitis. Fucoidan & NAC keeps my sinus headaches under control. Buy Fucoidan here.

Sinusitis Natural Remedies & Prevention Tips:

  • Steamy shower For immediate relief of Sinus Infection Headaches & Congestion.
  • Chicken soup: The hot steam from the soup may relieve congestion and other ingredients may have anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Hot beverage: similar soothing effects from steam.
  • Spicy food with hot peppers or horseradish may help clear sinuses.
  • Inhaling steam 2 - 4 times a day is extremely helpful. The patient should sit comfortably and lean over a bowl of boiling hot water (no one should ever inhale steam from water as it boils) while covering the head and the bowl with a towel so the steam remains under the cloth. Inhale continuously for 10 minutes. A mentholated or other aromatic preparation may be added to the water.
  • Tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract have natural antibiotic properties that fight off infection. Mix 2 cups of warm water with 1 tsp. sea salt, ¼ tsp. baking soda and 5 drops of either tea tree oil.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Add Apple Cider Vinegar to water & drink.
Decongestants: Reduce nasal congestion. Available in pill and nasal spray. Decongestants will not cure sinusitis. Nasal decongestants may worsen sinusitis by increasing sinus inflammation. Due to the lack of evidence for the benefit of nasal decongestants in treating sinusitis, the FDA ordered over-the-counter nasal decongestant products to remove references to sinusitis. A physician may still recommend you take a decongestant or prescription nasal decongestant to help relieve congestion symptoms associated with sinusitis. If you have sinusitis, check with a doctor before using a decongestant.

Decongestants should NOT be given to children under 4 years, and some health professionals recommend not giving them to children under 14.

Other Natural Alternative Treatments for Sinus, Ear & ETD Infections:

  • Vitamin C
  • Air Filer
  • Dust & vacuum regularly w/ Hepa Filter, especially bedroom & carpetted rooms
  • Humidifier, vaporizer or facial sauna
  • Epsom salt bath
  • Wash drapes, sheets, etc
  • Elevate head when sleeping to allow sinuses drain
  • Believe - you must believe you will be cured in order for a cure
  • Prayer

GSE Natural Infection Treatment TherapyGSE - Adults: mix 1-5 DROPS (GSE is VERY strong & can be harmful at full strength) GSE into a glass of water or juice (5 oz. or more), 1-3 times day. Children (5 years and older), 1-3 drops mixed into a glass of water or juice (5 oz. or more), 1-2 times daily.

 

GSE for Allergy, Sinusitis and ear InfectionsGSE Defense Plus Maximum Strength Supplement: Not sure if this treament works, but it is a blood thinner and a natural therapy so I take it.

 

 

 

Throat Gargle. Stir 1 drop of Maximum GSE into a small glass of water (3 oz. or more). Gargle several times. Use as often as needed. Always dilute GSE.

GSE Natural Infection Treatment TherapyGSE Ear Infection Rinse. Thoroughly mix 1 drop of Maximum GSE with 1 oz. of glycerin or alcohol. Apply 1-2 drops of this solution in infected ear 1-2 times daily. Use as often as needed. Do not use full strength in ears.


Salt Water Gargle: To Sooth a sore throat.

Antibiotic Treatment for Sinus, Ear & ETD Infections

Antibiotics are not helpful for patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms, so they should not be prescribed for at least the first 7 days. Antibiotics can kill bad bacteria, however, antibiotics also kill good bacteria that you need to be healthy and ward of colds, flus, allergies, etc.  Overuse of antibiotics are causing us to become immune to their effectiveness. Personally, I believe antibiotics should only be considered as a last resort prior to surgery. If you insist on trying antibiotic treatment therapy, here are the antibiotics used for sinusitis:

Penicillins. Brand name Amoxicillin: Amoxil, Polymox, Trimox, Wymox. Amoxicillin is the most widely prescribed antibiotic for acute sinusitis. This antibiotic is inexpensive however, bacterial resistance to amoxicillin has increased significantly, both among S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae, and penicillin is no longer as reliable against bacteria that cause sinusitis.

Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin). An extended release form has been approved for treating adults with sinusitis infections that have become resistant to penicillin.

Cephalosporins. Some brand name Cephalosporin antibiotics include: Cefadroxil - Duricef, Ultracef, Cefazolin-Ancef, Kefzol
Cephalexin- Keflex

Sinus Surgery: I read many stories of people who underwent surgery to cure or alleviate their sinus symptoms. Most of them continued to endure headaches, infection and congestion. I believe this is because many sinus problems like the headaches and congestion are caused by fungus (see "Chronic Sinusitis - Actually a Yeast Infection"). In which case you will need to try other remedies and treatments to alleviate or cure your sinus symptoms. I urge you to try all the treatments on earinfectioncures first before undergoing surgery.

 

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Sinusitis, Allergies, Ear Infections and Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) have similar symptoms and usually you have to treat the symptoms but I also found treatments that CURE Sinusitis, Allergies, Ear Infections and ETD!

Sinusitis, Sinus Infection
Inflammation of the sinuses usually due to infection caused by a virus (such as a cold), bacteria, or fungus.

Allergy, Allergies
Can cause similar symptoms to a cold & inflame the sinuses.

Ear Infection
Inflammation and infection of the middle ear. The middle ear is located just behind the eardrum.

ETD
Eustachian tube dysfunction can cause ear infections, sinus headaches & conjestion.

 

Neti Pot for Sinus Infections

AHCC Allergy & Sinus Natural Alternative Supplement Therapy

Ear ETD Sinus Spray

GSE Natural Infection Treatment Therapy

Propolis Bee Pollen Book for Sinus, Ear Infections and ETD
Propolis Book

 

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DISLAIMER: EarInfectionCures.com is for educational purposes only. They are remedies, treatments and cures I have either tried or other sinus & ETD sufferers have tried and may or may not be suggested as treatment by an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I created EarInfectionCures.com to educate suffers of Sinusitis, allergies, ear infections and ETD find all possible remedies and treatments (including natural alternative remedies, over the counter drug and prescription durg treatments) in one place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISLAIMER: EarInfectionCures.com is for educational purposes only. They are remedies, treatments and cures I have either tried or other sinus & ETD sufferers have tried and may or may not be suggested as treatment by an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor.