If you are kept awake all night due to your nasal congestion or persistent coughing it is possible that you have chronic sinusitis or inflamed sinuses.
This is far from being a rare condition and it is estimated that about 32 million people suffer from this infection.
When you have chronic sinusitis you may have all or some of these symptoms;
- Postnasal drip
- Feeling irritated
- Pain in your teeth, forehead, nose, around your eyes, cheeks and upper jaw.
The mist common method of relieving the symptoms is with the administration of antibiotics which is the common prescription.
However, these antibiotics could be responsible for the persistent pain you feel. Why this is so is because chronic sinusitis is caused by biofilm which is an accumulation of pathogens that are implicated in over 80% of all infections. Antibiotics are not effective against these biofilm.
The candida albicans is a fungal biofilm that is known to be extremely difficult to eliminate as it generates a very slimy layer that is extremely difficult to break through.
Antibiotics cannot tell the difference between good and bad bacteria which could lead to a situation where the body’s natural candida yeast can spiral out of control and be really detrimental to a person’s health.
Your body’s pH balance will be disrupted by antibiotics taken. It will compromise your body’s immunity and leave your body prone to opportunistic infection.
It is believed that 1 in 3 women in America have chronic yeast infection or candidiasis.
Candidiasis is known to cause urinary and vaginal issues, acne, skin rashes, indigestion, fatigue, thrush, bleeding gums and also nasal congestion.
Women who are on estrogen, have a high sugar diet, have had children and use a lot of antibiotics are susceptible to candida yeast overgrowth.
How To Get Rid Of Persistent Congestion
1. Prevent Yeast Overgrowth
To get rid of the yeast that causes chronic sinusitis, you need to eat more of food rich in protein like fish, organic beans, meat and so on. Eat also healthy veggies and fats. Eliminate from your dietary regime high-glycemic carbs and sugar.
It is a fact that fungi generates more than 300 types of harmful mycotoxins in food.
Fungal contamination is rife in grains, so if you have persistent yeast infection you might want to drastically cut down on the amount of wheat you consume as well as your consumption of peanuts and corn.
In South Korea researchers believe that pumpkin skin is rich in antifungal protein which effectively combats yeast infections; candida included.
Pr-2 us a protein that inhibits the fungi that Invades plant crops.
Coconut oil has a powerful compound known as caprylic acid which is potent enough to ward off fungal infection in the digestive tract. It will control any yeast overgrowth and it is gentle on all the organs of the body unlike the commercial drug – nystatin, which is known to cause liver damage.
Another potent antifungal natural plant is the extract from the olive leaf.
2. Free Your Sinuses Of The Congestion
Using salt is more potent than the use of antibiotics and it is great in curbing sinus issues.
- Just mix a ½ teaspoon of ground pink Himalayan salt with a ½ teaspoon of baking soda in just a cup of lukewarm water.
- Use a neti pot or a sterile eye dropper to administer this solution.
You can also make use of aromatherapy oils as they are known to be very potent and with effective antifungal properties.
You can either add a couple of drops of oregano, eucalyptus, thyme or tea tree oil to your bath and allow the steam to free your congested sinuses or add it to a room diffuser.
If you try out these two steps you will be able to control your congested sinuses and be relieved of your discomfort.