Causes of Sinusitis: A Fungus Infection

 Healthy sinuses contain no bacteria or other organisms; actually they are sterile. They are however, open, allowing mucus to drain and air to circulate. Fungus infection is known to cause sinus infection. Fungi are found profusely in our environment but it is harmless to humans as we have a natural resistance to fungi.


But you must beware of the common black mold which is commonly found in our homes. Black mold can only proliferate in moist and damp areas where no natural sunlight can reach like the bathroom shower, or a damp cellar, or under your kitchen sink. If nothing is done to remove it and you breathe in these mold spores regularly, your body’s natural immune system could fall rapidly.


Other bacteria can also cause sinus infections – the cilia which are small hairs in the nasal passages and sinus cavities that help to move mucus out of the nasal area can get damaged by smoke, lack of humidity or other causes. When mucus stagnates it becomes an area for bacteria to grow, and will start an infection. Allergies to food and other substances can also be blamed for this ailment.


Can you believe that sinus problems are the number one reason why people visit doctors? True, but sinus infections are easy to prevent and treat naturally, so I wanted to include this sinus infection home remedy for your consideration. If you find yourself prone to them, use a Neti pot regularly. They come with instructions on how to use it, and they’re a great natural remedy for sinus infections. By the way, I have read where using sea salt instead of your table salt is better because sea salt is a raw form and unadulterated.


A report appears in the September issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings: “Fungus allergy was thought to be involved in less than ten percent of cases,” says Dr. Sherris. “Our studies indicate that in fact, fungus is likely the cause of nearly all of these sinus problems. And it is not an allergic reaction, but an immune reaction.”


Esther Smith, author

Smith has studied and researched extensively in the field of sinusitis and her findings have been stated in many articles on the subject. For more information on sinusitis please visit: