Home Remedies For Acute Allergies/Sinusitis The following are home remedies for allergies/sinusitis that are acute. In
chronic cases, you need to handle the root of the problem, otherwise the problem
will eventually return.
• Use steam to drain the mucus.
o Hot showers twice a day. Drink lots of warm water before and after the shower.
o A facial steamer (blows steam into your nostrils)
o A humidifier in your room
• Rinse your nostrils with a saline solution (from a spray bottle or medicine dropper)
•Hold towels soaked with warm water over your ears 3 times a day. Continue doing twice a day when your sinuses clear up.
•Massage your face with your eyes closed, use your fingers to wipe circles from your forehead down past your nose to your jaw, then up over the temples to your
forehead again. Repeat 10 to 20 times, then go in the opposite direction.
• Avoid alcohol, spicy foods and cigarette smoke.
• Improve your diet
o This is far more important than you probably understand. Wrong diet causes
internal problems that lead to phlegm. That phlegm creates a breeding ground for
the bacteria that's causing your sinusitis. Certain foods specifically (and quickly) produce phlegm that leads to sinus congestion.
o Eat a diet composed primarily of: A large variety of lightly cooked vegetables
(fresh and lightly cooked) Whole grains (brown rice, buckwheat and
millet are all good. Avoid wheat.) Animal protein (small amounts, more for flavoring
than as a main course) Water (room temperature)
o To get good effect, stay away from everything else until you recover,
including: dairy, alcohol, sweets, cold foods and drinks, fruit juices, oily and greasy
o Avoid irregular meals, overeating and eating late at night. They all cause
internal malfunctions, leading your body to produce phlegm.
• Avoid catching colds/flus
o They affect your nasal passages, leading to chronic swelling and inflammation.
o Keep your immune system strong so you don't catch colds in the first place.
o When you do catch a cold/flu, get rest, don't work and use natural cold/flu
remedies to get over it quickly
• Foods That Help Reduce Mucus: Citrus peel, lemons, limes, clams,
mushrooms, pumpkin, radishes, turnips
• Foods That Form Mucus: Meats, poultry, fish, grains, refined sugars, drugs
and chemical additives