Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

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Find Out the Best Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

Sinus infections are common and can come with a world of pain. SmartDocMD offers a convenient, affordable solution to treating sinus infections – all from the comfort of your home. Discover healthcare on your terms. Whether the solution is a combination of at-home remedies or prescriptions, let SmartDocMD help you feel better.

The Best At-Home Symptom Solutions for Sinusitis

Treating sinusitis symptoms involves symptom relief and management. For the symptoms that cause discomfort, you will want to use methods that relieve what is causing the discomfort. For example, if you have dry, raw nasal cavities, you will want to find a way to moisturize them.

SmartDocMD can provide recommendations on how to soothe the symptoms of sinus infections, such as relieve sinus pressure.

Dry, raw sinuses are a common cause for pain and discomfort. Addressing nasal congestion will help relieve the urge to blow your nose, which can irritate the nasal cavities. To relieve dry sinuses, one may use a saline nasal spray or use sterile water to create your own saline solution. At-home saline solutions can be used with neti pots to irrigate the nasal cavity.

Humidifiers are another common method of relieving sinus pressure and congestion. Whether it’s cool or warm mist, a humidifier will help soften mucus and open up the sinus cavities that hold pressure. Many people who suffer from chronic sinusitis use humidifiers to help prevent the onset of symptoms.

Essential oils such as eucalyptus oil can relieve headaches caused by sinus pressure. Utilizing nasal irrigation may also provide relief for a stuffy nose, and the tension that can be caused by this symptom.

Tea bags may also be used to relieve puffiness around the eye area. Simply boil water, add herbal or caffeinated tea bags and steep as you normally would. Remove the tea bags and squeeze out the excess hot water. Chill in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until the tea bags are cool to the touch. Place the tea bags over your eyes for up to 20 minutes and see the puffiness disappear.

What is a Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection occurs when fluid is trapped or blocked in the sinuses, allowing germs to grow.

Sinus congestion, as with other symptoms, is what causes the discomfort with sinus infections. While many sinusitis cases are not contagious, many people stay at home due to the pain and discomfort associated with this common health problem. SmartDocMD will provide a doctor’s note to give your work or school in the event that a sinus infection keeps you home.

Types of Sinus Infections

Sinus infections can occur from a variety of reasons. Most people receive sinus infections from their work or school – this type of infection is most likely caused by a virus. Other people develop sinus infections after having a common cold.

If you believe that you have a sinus infection, use SmartDocMD to discover the best course of treatment. If we believe it’s necessary, we will even write a prescription for medicine. Even if over the counter symptom relief is the best course of action for your sinusitis, we will provide recommendations on symptom relief that you can do at home.

If a doctor believes that your sinusitis is bacterial, they will provide antibiotics to help clear up the infection. Most sinus infections cannot be treated with antibiotics, and using antibiotics in these cases can actually prove to be more harmful.

Chronic sinusitis is characterized by sinus problems that last more than eight weeks, or if you have more than four sinus infections each year. There are numerous reasons why people get chronic sinusitis. Allergies may be a factor, or nasal growths that affect the structural integrity of your sinus function. If SmartDocMD believes that you may have chronic sinusitis, we recommend that you see a specialist to help figure out why.

Sinusitis Symptoms

Sinusitis symptoms vary from person to person. They can depend on which nasal cavity seems to hold the most congestion or irritation, or the structure of your nasal passages. No matter how severe your symptoms are, or where they are located, you can be sure that SmartDocMD has thorough recommendations for relief.

Signs and symptoms of sinus infections include a headache, stuffy or runny nose, bad breath, fatigue, loss or decline of the sense of smell, fever, facial pain or pressure, postnasal drip, sore throat, and more.

When to Consult a Doctor

Most sinus infection symptoms can be treated at home. In fact, many people overcome a sinus infection without going to a doctor at all. It is important to recognize when seeking medical care is necessary.

If your fever rises above 100.4 DEGREES, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. High-grade fevers can be harmful if they last for too long. Multiple sinus infections in the past year may be a sign of chronic sinusitis, which may require special treatment.

If your symptoms become worse or do not get better after ten days, you will want to seek medical help. If over the counter medications provide little to no relief for sinus pain, you will want to seek medical help as well.

What is SmartDocMD?

SmartDocMD originated as an idea between one doctor and one patient – provide convenient, quality health care for basic problems, without the waiting room. Traveling to doctor’s offices for even the most basic health needs was necessary before the internet. Now, technology allows doctors to safely diagnose and treat certain medical problems online. This saves the patient money, and saves everybody time.

We provide medical advice from board-certified doctors free of charge. If you wish to do something with the information that SmartDocAl provides, simply pay the affordable fee of $30. This includes prescriptions as needed.

What We Treat

SmartDocMD specializes in treating non-emergency basic health care problems. While many illnesses should be seen by a doctor in person, others can be treated more effectively in person.

A common cold or cough can be diagnosed through SmartDocMD. If you are suffering from a cough, nasal drainage, or post nasal drip, SmartDocMD can help. Eye allergies and “pink eye” can also be treated. If you are suffering from eye drainage, irritated or painful eyes, and have eye drainage, start your care today.

When you have a yeast infection or urinary tract infection, the last thing you want to do is travel to a doctor’s office. If you have burning with urination, frequent urination, or foul-smelling urine, you may have a urinary tract infection. If you have vaginal itching or vaginal discharge, you may have a yeast infection. Let SmartDocMD be the solution to your need for medical care.

How SmartDocMD Works

SmartDocMD prioritizes quality care with convenience. But how exactly does it work?

First, you will choose from one of five different types of basic medical problems. Second, you will use SmartDocAl to complete an online patient interview (OPI) where you will tell us more information on what is wrong and provide a medical history – just like in a doctor’s office.

You will then receive an individual health screening and triage based on your OPI. SmartDocAl will offer guidelines specific to your problem, as well as suggestions for finding treatment. You will be alerted to more serious medical conditions. All of this is FREE.

If you wish to use the info, simply pay $30 to skip the waiting room. Our board-certified doctors are available to create a personalized care plan right now, including prescriptions as necessary.

Discover the Future of Medicine

The future of medicine exists within technology. With organizations like SmartDocMD, more communities will have access to medical care. Be a part of the change to a more effective way of treating basic health problems.

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