Chronic Sinusitis Treatment – Lifestyle Changes


Sinuses are the spaces between the bones in the face where air passes and where a fluid called mucus drains into the nose. Chronis sinusitis is a very common; statistics show that every year sinusitis affects about 37 million Americans. Due to the pollution in the modern world, the increase in the number of people suffering from allergies also affects the number of chronic sinusitis. But all these unpleasant moments does not mean you’re going to die of chronic sinusitis; far from it – but it may take lifestyle changes.


There are many choices when you’re looking for chronic sinusitis treatment either naturally, or surgically. My opinion is, the natural way would be cheaper and safer from side effects. Besides, it’s been my experience that doctors will not recommend surgery unless symptoms have been chronic for a long period of time without responding to meds. And it does not guarantee that after the surgery, your chronic sinusitis will never return.


It is very hard to tell the difference between a common cold and a sinus infection in the early stages. Both have a runny nose, headache, swollen or painful facial area and some general senses of not feeling well. The main difference will be the duration; you will get well in 4-10 days for a common cold, but for sinus infection, the symptoms will get worse after 10 days. Delaying treatment for chronic sinusitis in rare circumstances, can lead to meningitis or brain abscess and infection of the bone. The suffering alone is enough to drive someone crazy.


 People suffering from chronic sinusitis have a greater chance of developing more infections in the upper-respiratory region. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, a person with a chronic sinus infection is more susceptible to ear, throat and chest infections; this is due to the excessive amount of mucus being produced and restricted from draining properly through the nasal passages.


The goal should be to remove the inflammation. Antibiotics can relieve chronic sinusitis pain stemming from bacterial sinusitis. Corticosteroid medications reduce inflammation. Drinking lots of water helps thin out secretions and encourages appropriate drainage. Sleeping at least eight hours each night helps the body fight infections.


Esther Smith, author

Smith’s sinus infections were never of the chronic stage, but many family members suffered this agony – she therefore researched this area for them and passes this information on to you. For more information on chronic sinusitis go here: