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Sinuses

Sinusesare cavities located in the facial bones. These cavities are under normal circumstancesempty, but viruses, chemicals or allergens may cause inflammation or sinusitis.Sinus cavities then get blocked and filled with mucus.

Sometimes,foreign objects (microorganisms or air pollutants) enter sinuses. Sinus drainageenables sinuses to expel them and this drainage is considered normal. Normal sinusdrainage can be nasal secretion or post nasal drip, depending on the way ofdrainage, nose or throat.

However,sinus drainage can get pretty unpleasant and provoke cough or bad breath. Viralor bacterial infections might also cause mucus secretion. It could affectnormal sinus drainage and lead to sinusitis or ear problems.

Sinus Drainage Treatment

Manytimes therapy should stop unpleasant symptoms of a medical condition. In sinus drainagetherapy the main goal is to drain sinuses completely, cure sinusitis and consequentiallystop excess sinus drainage.

Medications

Themost commonly used drugs for sinus problems are antihistamines, antibiotics, andsometimes, saline drops or sprays. Never use medications without theconsultation with your doctor and a proper drug prescription.

Water

Doctorsoften recommend medications to treat sinus drainage problem, but many peopleprefer more natural ways of therapy. Most naturopaths will recommend properhydration as one of the easiest sinus treatments. They suggest drinking plentyof water and herbal teas, in order to get rid of the excess mucus in sinuses. Properamount of water will dilute the mucus and make it more easily excreted. Healthypeople should drink about 8 glasses of water, but when you experience sinusproblems raise the water intake a bit higher and take another 2 glasses of clearwater every day.

Neti Pot

Netipots are common tool for nasal irrigation for many people practicing yoga. The potitself looks like a teapot and can be found in many health stores. People use slightlywarm saline solutions to cleanse sinuses. You may easily prepare salinesolution by yourself: mix a teaspoon of non-iodized salt and a teaspoon ofbaking soda with a quart of warm clear water.

Tiltyour head to the shoulder and back and sip the saline form the neti pot intoone nostril. It might take you some time to get used to the feeling, but aftera minute or two, the saline solution should come out of the other nostril. Blowyour nose and repeat the process through the other nostril. Yogis recommendusing neti pot every day to clear your sinus cavities. You shouldn’t share yourneti pot with others, since it may cause different infections transfer.

Becareful when using the neti pot for the first time. It might be unpleasant atfirst, until you learn how to sip the solution properly into the nostrils. However,it mustn’t be painful. If it is, you are not doing it properly or there mightbe some other medical problem you are not aware of and you should consult yourdoctor.

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