How to Start Killing A Sinus Infection In Minutes with Apple Cider Vinegar
Most people want to get rid of excess nasal and sinus mucus, they blow it up, wash it away or dry it out, but there’s a huge purpose in mucus that serves our good health. Normally, mucus’ job is to trap incoming irritants and bacteria; move the junk through the sinuses and down do throat and end up in your stomach where the GI traps them and gets rid of it; provide a balance for the good bacterial cells that belong to the mucosal immune defense force etc.
There are two main reasons that you want to have normal mucus. Reason n.1 is having large amount of cilia moving hairs whose job is to keep the mucus moving steadily towards the ostium (small drainage hole). This little hole is supposed to drain the mucus from the sinuses and it’s located at the top of the sinuses. It’s supposed to drain, but it’s at the top- go figure it out.
Reason n.2 is thick mucus. The thicker the mucus is, the harder it is to drainage the sinus through the ostium. And thanks to the thick mass of mucus the ostium also has been challenged with difficulties. So what to do to keep your sinuses happy?
– Stay hydrated. Drink healthy liquids, keep it straight with water or tea. Dehydration dries out your mucus.
– Take probiotics to help make a balanced place for good bacteria in your mucus. They help your immune system do its thing.
– Take a supplement that helps keep your mucus flowing normally. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) has been used for this for over 20 years. It’s also a powerful antioxidant.
– Avoid taking products that dry out your mucus. Again, stay hydrated and watch your diet.
There are 3 common sinus mistakes that we all make. Either we are lead to believe them or just experiment on our own, we should start with the common mistake n.1 – drying out your sinuses. Decongestants and antihistamines may stop your nose from running or help you breathe through your clogged nose, but that relief is temporary at best. In the end, this drying effect is the opposite of what you need. When your sinuses get too dry they are triggered and produce more mucus than before. You need clear, slippery mucus to maintain a good health, because mucus moistens your sinuses and keeps them clean. Healthy mucus allows soothing, warm air to flow easily through your nose and down to your lungs.
Common mistake n.2 – shrinking sinus tissues. There’s a common belief that shrinking the sinus tissues helps reduce producing excessive mucus, which is untrue. The fact is that sinuses are not designed well enough, if we put it that way. Our sinus openings are very small in a size of a pin hole and they can get easily blocked by too much mucus, or the mucus is dry and sticky. That’s why shrinking the sinuses really, does not help.
Common mistake n.3 – plucking. You hate the little hairs when you see them sprouting outside your nose, and you decide to pluck them. The thing is that you shouldn’t get rid of them all. You need those little nose hairs to prevent you from entering bacteria into your immune system, and once they do they attack the sinuses as well. Rather than plucking, use a nose hair trimmer instead.
How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Relieve Congestion
- Two tablespoons of ACV
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- One teaspoon of raw honey
- Juice of one lemon
- One glass
- of room temperature water
Mix them all together with water, and drink it while room temperature. You can also use this remedy to gargle and accelerate the recovery. Consume the drink no more than twice a day.