New Sinus Infection Treatment That Works Better Than Antibiotics
*Sniff, sniff…* is the sound of congested and infected nasal sinuses. Sinus infections causing frequent irritation, itching, and pain are being greatly reduced with the use of baby shampoo sinus irrigation and probiotic nasal rinses.
Antibiotics are commonly used to treat sinus infections, but may cause more harm than help by riding of the bad and good bacteria in the nasal cavity. Also, antibiotics cause many other side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, and allergic reaction.
New breakthroughs in medicine are proving that baby shampoo irrigation helps to loosen oily build-up in the nasal sinus cavity. Much of the oily build-up includes harmful bacteria. The “surfactant” in baby shampoo is helpful in loosening the bacteria from the nasal sinuses.
Why should you irrigate the nasal sinuses? The nose is a filter for air which reaches the lungs. It is important to have a clean and clear airway to promote adequate oxygenation and breathing. Healthy sinuses allow for healthy ventilation. Inflamed sinuses decrease air flow, produce excess mucous, and disrupt the tissue of the nostrils and lungs. Taking care of the nasal sinuses is vital to the well-being of the rest of the body. The key to maintaining healthy nasal sinuses is to regularly irrigate them to rid of excess oil, debris, drainage, and bacteria. Below are instructions for mixing your own nasal irrigation system, how to use it, and the possibility of using a probiotic solution to replenish nasal bacteria.
Hot To Use Baby Shampoo Irrigation
Ingredients/Supplies: Three teaspoons of salt, one teaspoon of baking soda, plastic bag, half teaspoon of baby shampoo, eight ounces (one cup) of lukewarm distilled water, bulb syringe, kleenex, basin (optional).
First, the saline must be made. This may be done by mixing three teaspoons of salt with one teaspoon of baking soda. This may be stored in a plastic “Ziplock” baggy.