Inflammation of the maxillary sinuses located in the maxillary region, accompanied by thick green-yellow purulent discharge, headaches, fever and general weakness. The patient is tormented by nasal congestion and a feeling of fullness in the area where the soft tissues swell. It is necessary to stop an acute attack with antibiotics and antiseptics, and other symptoms of sinusitis can be treated at home.
Otolaryngologist: go or not go
People who do not have a medical education are not able to make a correct diagnosis. Even if all signs indicate inflammation of the maxillary sinuses, the disease should be confirmed by an otolaryngologist. The doctor collects anamnesis and sends the patient on an x-ray to check if the pus is stagnant. If the sinuses are clogged, and their contents cannot go outside, the patient is prescribed a referral to a physiotherapy room, where a special apparatus sucks up the secretions. Additionally, antibiotics and antiseptic washing solutions are prescribed to remove inflammation, antifungal or antiseptic, if an infection has been detected in the maxillary sinuses.
The disease caused by allergies is treated with antihistamines. If necessary, pain pills are prescribed to the patient. Traditional methods can alleviate the symptoms of sinusitis, but decoctions and other recipes should be combined with antibiotics and physiotherapy.
Heat against inflammation
When the disease is in the acute stage, it is not possible to use salt bags or eggs. The purulent discharge in the sinuses stagnates because the swelling does not allow them to go outside. Heat worsens the health of the patient and contributes to the spread of infection to neighboring organs: ears, brain or shell. The patient runs the risk of becoming the owner of otitis, encephalitis, or even meningitis.
It is possible to warm up the maxillary sinuses, when the edema subsides, and the pus will flow out without obstacles. Heat treatment is recommended at the initial stage, or when the sensation of distention disappears and the temperature returns to normal. There are several options for heating:
- quartz blue lamps;
- hot boiled eggs;
- sand, buckwheat or salt;
- warm compresses;
- clay or paraffin.
Black radish also has disinfecting and warming properties. Depending on the method, it will take from 10 or more procedures for the disease to recede, and how to feel better.
Eggs and saltWarming up with a quartz lamp is carried out in a physiotherapy room. The alternative is to buy a mini appliance for home use, which is suitable even for children. But to spend money on an expensive device is not necessary when there is sand or salt and a frying pan on hand.
The dry ingredient should be enough for two small bags the size of the maxillary sinuses. Do not grease the pan with oil or water, heat it, and then pour sand or buckwheat into it. Stir until the product is hot. Salt should be brownish and buckwheat almost black.
Pour the filler into the bags or pieces of fabric that are strung together so that the dry matter does not spill out. If the salt is too hot, wrap it in a terry towel. Attach to the nose and hold for at least 15 minutes.
In a similar way, the maxillary sinuses are heated by boiled eggs. Pull out of the pan, wound in a towel and put. You can also cool the product a little, peel it off and roll it over the problem areas until they cool down. Either of the two options gives a good result.
Paraffin and radish
If after normal warming up the state of health does not improve, it is recommended to try the paraffin version. Melt the substance in a water bath and apply a brush to the maxillary sinuses with a cooking brush. It should be a centimeter layer, which is covered with wax paper on top, to make it easier to remove, and wrapped with a woolen scarf. Lie down with such a mask for about an hour, repeat daily.
The market sells an excellent remedy for inflammation in the maxillary sinuses - black radish. Root crop is not cleaned, only wash off the dirt under running water. Grate the product to get a monotonous mass. Take two small pieces of cotton fabric and put on them 2 spoons of radish porridge. Tie in the form of sacks and attach to the maxillary sinuses. Pre-lubricate the skin with vegetable oil or baby cream, because the juice is very hot and irritating. Cover the bags with parchment paper and a woolen shawl. It will be hard to breathe, but you need to pat about 10-15 minutes.
The procedure is carried out before bedtime, because after the radish you can not go out into the cold and drafts. It is impossible for the juice to fall on the mucous eye.
Rinsing and compresses
Nasal passages must be cleaned before heating. The most common recipe, consisting of a glass of boiled water, a teaspoon of sodium or sea salt, 3 drops of iodine and the same amount of propolis tincture or calendula. The solution is injected into the nasal passages with a syringe or a small pear, which is designed specifically for washing the maxillary sinuses.
One nostril is plugged, and the second is drawn in liquid. Washed until the solution is complete. Prepare a means for cleansing the maxillary sinuses can be from herbs. Advise to stock up:
- a mixture of tansy and plantain leaves;
- hunter or yarrow;
- mint and lemon balm will do;
- celandine and dried marsh.
Herbal decoctions can not be used for sinus, which occurred on the background of allergies. First, check how the body reacts to a particular plant, and then prepare the tea for washing.
Remove swelling and soothe the inflamed mucous membranes can be carrot and beetroot fresh juice. Antimicrobial properties have a weak solution of potassium permanganate. No less effective is a mixture of boiled water with salt and soda: 10 g of each dry ingredient per cup of liquid.
It is recommended to try a water extract of calendula, which add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil. Salt the solution and "inhale" 3 times a day. Instead of calendula, propolis is used: 15 drops of alcohol tincture per 200 ml of warm water. Plus a teaspoon of salt with 2 drops of iodine.
To remove the inflammation of the maxillary sinuses can furatsilin. Crush half a tablet and dissolve in 500 ml of boiled water. The liquid should be cooled to 40-37 degrees. It is advisable to use the entire solution at a time.
Tip: Head washing should be tilted to the side so that fluid does not flow into the middle ear. Pour the solution into the nostril, which was higher. Immediately after the procedure, it is impossible to lie down on a bed or a sofa;
We treat sinusitis compresses
It will take a large or medium sized onion. Wrap the product with the peel in a piece of cloth and repel it with a rocker or a hammer to the state of a slurry. Lubricate the forehead with vegetable oil, put a bag of onions on it. Protect eyes with a cotton swab from the juice. Keep the compress for 5 minutes. Approximately half an hour after the procedure, an intensive outflow of pus begins.
Prepare a medical compress from flour and melted pork fat. A piece of unsalted fresh fat to fry in a pan. Sift flour and add liquid fat to it, form a thick cake from the ingredients. Put it on the maxillary sinuses, covered with plastic wrap. Leave overnight.
The third option consists of 2 chopped garlic cloves and a teaspoon of real butter melted in a water bath. You should get a thick gruel, which is applied with a thin layer on the sinuses located under the eyes.
Fix the garlic on the face with plastic wrap, cover with a handkerchief and spend the whole night with such a bandage. In the morning to remove the mush, cook a few potatoes in uniforms and breathe over the steam. The procedure is repeated for 3 days in a row, take a break for 4 days, repeat if necessary.
To stimulate the discharge of pus, it is advised to try an ointment from a tablespoon of honey, which is added 10 g of fine salt. The mass is applied in a thin layer on the maxillary sinuses, wrapped with polyethylene and a woolen scarf. You need to take a sitting position or walk around the room, it is forbidden to lie. Pus will begin to go out after 2-3 hours, then remove the honey compress.
Drops and ointment for sinusitis
Rosehip oil has soothing and wound-healing properties, so it is buried in the nasal passages 4-5 times a day. The tool is suitable even for kids older than 2 years. Instead of butter, they use homemade drops, which are made from the improvised ingredients.
We treat sinusitis honey
You will need part of the juice of celandine and 2 parts of aloe with melted honey. Components, brought to a homogeneous state, instilled three times a day. In each nostril enter 8 drops of funds.
The second recipe consists of strong black tea and eucalyptus spirit tincture. The components are mixed in equal proportions, add as much honey and poured into a darkened bottle. Twice a day, 3 drops.
Heat an enamel bowl in a water bath. Pour a teaspoon of oil, suitable olive, and if not, sunflower. Add 10 ml of honey and mix gently. Pour 10 ml of warm mixture into each nostril. The procedure is repeated three times a day after each wash.
Onions, birch tar and sunflower oilBuy in the pharmacy dried wild rosemary, measure out 2 tablespoons and pour into a glass jar. Pour 100 ml of warm sunflower oil. Instead of wild rosemary, use crushed bay leaves. Infuse medication 10 days, use instead of pharmaceutical drops.
Sinusitis is also treated with purified birch tar: 3 drops 3–4 times a day. The procedure is carried out every other day for 2-3 weeks.
Prepare therapeutic drops of propolis. It will take a piece of ingredient weighing 40-50 g. Boil 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, mix with propolis. Three times a day, 1 drop.
Heat 30 ml of vegetable oil in a water bath. Pour into it a tablespoon of freshly squeezed onion juice. In each nostril instilled in 5 drops of the cooled tool. The course lasts exactly 7 days.
Ointment for antritis
Mix 30 g shavings from household or tar soap with a spoonful of milk and vegetable oil. Add 25 ml of honey and melt all the ingredients on the steam bath. Pour 30 ml of medical alcohol and onion juice. Cotton swabs are impregnated with a thickened mass, which is inserted into both nostrils for 15-20 minutes.
An alternative recipe consists of soda, honey and vegetable oil. The components are taken in equal proportions, and tampons soaked in the product are injected only into one nostril. If the turn came right, you need to lie on your left side, and then vice versa. Some with antritis helps natural butter. Cut a pea-sized piece, put it in one nostril and go to bed. The next night, treat another maxillary sinus. It will take 8 procedures.
Simultaneously with the treatment of antritis it is necessary to strengthen the immune system to make it easier for the body to deal with the problem. And after recovery, it is advisable to make an appointment with a dentist and fill up all carious teeth, which can cause a relapse.