In order to cure sinus infections, the cause of the problem must be identified. It is important also to be aware of whether you are dealing with either acute of chronic sinusitis. The treatment for each of these infections will be different despite the similarity of the two and it is necessary to be sure of the right method of treatment.
Many treatments used for sinusitis are similar to those used in curing the common cold. Some over-the-counter products are applicable. Treatments such as nasal sprays decongestants can be used, as can antihistamines, leukotrines, steam inhalation and mucolytics. In order to begin treatment it is first necessary to identify which type of sinusitis has occurred - acute or chronic. Sinus infections of both type generally begin in the cheekbone and nasal sinus areas, but also in the frontal sinus zone.
Before treatment, check for allergies that may cause negative reactions to the medications used in the treatment. Prior to treating the infection, make sure these allergies are addressed in depth. This will also help your general well-being. Over the counter drugs can be used, but these will only serve to counter the symptoms of the infection rather than the infection itself. Medications sold as retail generally only offer a quick-fix solution and it is thus important to look at the bigger picture when treating sinus infections. However, some medications that you might choose to take include antibiotics of a certain type, either aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, penicillins or macrolides. Ibuprofen and Amoxylene will be included in the use of these medications.
Treat the cause
Seek to eliminate the cause of the infection, not merely the effect. Getting rid of the cause is more important and will also help remove the effects. Thus, more people are beginning to look to herbal medicine, home remedies and naturopathic healing as alternatives to the pharmaceutical approach. Natural remedies can lead one to the best way of treating a sinus infection.
Herbal and natural remedies tend to be absorbed more easily by our bodies, as opposed to the more harsh, chemical and mass-produced drugs we buy in drug stores. The natural approach also gives a more rounded and whole solution to health problems by focusing on overall health as well as specific problems. There are numerous types of food and drink that can help us with breathing and thin out mucus. Conversely, some foods and drinks can have the opposite effect. Sometimes, a home remedy is all it takes.