About the Illness
Pain in the face above and below the eyes hurting more when you tap lightly just over the bones, or bend over; thick mucus or pus in the nose, perhaps with a bad smell; nose is often stuffy; possibly fever or toothache.
Eucalyptus globulus Inhalation good for all
For immediate relief, add one drop of eucalyptus oil to a glass of boiling water and inhale OR pour boiling water over a handful of eucalyptus leaves and use for a steam inhalation.
This will help decongest your nose.
Lemon Leaf or Peel Tea & Inhalation good for kids
Boil a handful of lemon leaves or the grated peel of half a lemon in a covered pan.
Use for a steam inhalation and then drink 1 glass 2-3x daily for at least 4 days.
This will help decongest your nose and fight infection.
Food and Nutrition Advice
Avoid mucus-forming foods (dairy products, eggs and wheat).
Body Work and General Advice
- When you get a cold and a stuffy nose, try to keep your nose clear. To stop the cold from turning into a sinus infection, follow instructions as outlined in Colds & Flu section.
- It is difficult to prevent sinusitis, but you can reduce the chances of your sinuses becoming infected by avoiding allergenic substances or situations (dust, smoke, cold, damp and other irritants).
- Apply a hot cloth to the sinus area and lay with head back for 10 minutes.