Colds, allergies and headaches are common winter ailments, which affect every one of us. But if your cold is accompanied by intense facial pain, headaches and nasal congestion, it could be a symptom of severe sinusitis. Consult an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist without any further delay. Mild sinusitis can be treated and even prevented at home using natural remedies.

Identify the Allergens That Trigger Your Sinuses

Sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull, located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks and eyes. Sinus pain (or Sinusitis), is often caused by the inflammation of the sinuses. It is caused by infection from virus, bacteria or fungus. If the swelling and inflammation is present for 3-4 weeks, then it might be acute sinusitis, caused by bacteria. Chronic sinusitis is a fungal infection and could be present for more than 3 months and it requires antibiotic treatment. Acute sinusitis doesn’t require antibiotics and can be treated at home.

Breathe Easy, a Relief for Your Sinus Pain

The sinus pressure can be relieved both medicinally and with home remedies. Drink lots of fluids to thin the mucus, it also helps the sinuses remain open and drain easily. Apply heat in the kind of a warm compress directly to the painful area, to relieve sinus pain. Humidify your environment, or try steam inhalation, helps to move the thick mucus and reduce the pressure. Eucalyptus oil is among the best known remedies for cold and congestion. It’s very helpful in treating cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and sinusitis. Try to eliminate the allergy triggers in your home as a preventative cure.

Natural Arthritis Remedies to Heal Joint Pain and Inflammation

The pain experienced from arthritis and other inflammatory diseases comes from the inflammation of the joints. The joints that allow us movement undergo plenty of stress and strain, due to improper use, loss of cartilage cushion or an injury. The affection could be in the form of stiffness, swelling, pain or even severe restriction while walking. There are several Natural Arthritis Remedies to provide Pain Relief and ease the symptoms. Eucalyptus oil is good for sore muscles and arthritis, as it’s an analgesic. Massage with castor oil, to get relief from arthritic pain. Eat garlic, either raw or in cooked form, to suppress the microbial growth that worsens arthritis. Exercise frequently, to loosen your stiff joints and make them flexible.

The best way to deal with joint pain is to strengthen your bones through exercise, follow a proper diet and increase immunity.