Everything you need to know about sinusitis
Sinusitis: What it is
Sinusitis is a swelling or inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. This is usually the result of a bacterial or viral infection. Sinusitis will often cause a high temperature, pain and tenderness in the face, and blocked or runny nose.
The sinuses are small cavities at the front of the face that regulate the temperature and water content of the air reaching your lungs. Usually the sinuses produce mucus that drains into your nose through small channels. Sinusitis causes these channels to become inflammed, creating blockages and pressure then builds up leading to discomfort.
Sinusitis is a condition that affects several million people in the UK every year. It can be treated through medication, or through drug-free nasal irrigation. This page will have all the information you need about the condition; including symptoms and treatment.
Symptoms of sinusitis
There are a wide range of symptoms of sinusitis. Here is the NHS's list of the main symptoms:
Other possible symptoms of sinusitis include:
How sinusitis is treated
Most people to get sinusitis will not have to visit their doctor - only around a third do. Usually sinusitis is caused by a virus which will eventually get cleared, although this will often take up to a fortnight. In the meantime, most will simply use painkillers such as aspirin or anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen. Sinusitis is generally considered to be a condition you ride-out, much like a cold, however the symptoms are far more severe and therefore finding ways to get relief until it passes is very important. Painkillers may mask the problem, but nasal irrigation can help reduce the symptoms dramatically and quicken the recovery time.
Those with chronic sinusitis (lasting longer than four weeks) may be prescribed antibiotics by their doctor. While these can be effective in reducing the bacteria that causes sinusitis, it also reduces the good bacteria the body relies on as part of its immune system. This can leave the body open to another illness shortly afterwards while the good bacteria count is still low. While antibiotics can help alleviate the condition there is no actual cure for sinusitis, however there are ways to minimise the discomfort and speed up the recovery time. The most effective and commonly used method of doing this is through nasal irrigation, as briefly mentioned earlier. Using a SinuPulse Elite, for example, can provide immediate relief from symptoms and noticeably quicken the recovery period.
How to get instant sinusitis relief
Nasal irrigation can provide immediate relief for sinusitis by flushing out the nasal passages and sinuses. This clears the blockages that cause the discomfort and removes much of the mucus and bacteria. It also helps to reduce the inflammation of the sinuses, providing a comprehensive solution to the symptoms. It also enables the immune system to work more efficiently by reducing the amount of mucus and bacteria that has built up, allowing the body to recover more quickly.
Most people notice a significant improvement after the first use, and regular use can speed up the healing process and make the symptoms far more manageable in the meantime. Sinus irrigation is now a very popular method of treating sinusitis as a result of its effectiveness, which has been clinically proven. For the most thorough and simple method of nasal irrigation a SinuPulse Elite should be used, click here for more information. The SinuPulse is used by thousands of sinusitis sufferers across the world as well as ENT specialists.
Sinus irrigation compared to other sinusitis treatments
Nasal irrigation is the only proven method of treating sinusitis that has no unwanted side-effects. Most GPs will prescribe a course of antibiotics, but while they can help deal with your sinusitis they also increase the likelihood of it happening again. Part of the body's natural defence is so-called “good bacteria”, that you body relies on to fight harmful bacteria. Antibiotics kill both the harmful bacteria, but also the good bacteria. This means that it is likely to quicken your recovery from sinusitis, but leaves you open for it to return again shortly afterwards. Sinus irrigation is drug and hormone free, using just a natural saline solution to flush out the sinuses. This means no side-effects or potential complications; just fast, proven relief.
How to prevent sinusitis from occuring
Regular sinus irrigation will keep your nasal passages and sinuses clear, moisturised and healthy. Not only does it flush out bacteria and mucus once you have sinusitis, but it also removes them before they have a chance to cause problems in your your system. Dry, inflamed nasal passages are also more susceptible to infection and viruses so keeping them clear, healthy and moisturised gives you the best possible chance of avoiding sinusitis, as well as many other illnesses such as the common cold and flu.
If you suffer from sinusitis or other nasal-bourne illnesses such as the common cold on a regular basis, then regular sinus irrigation can reduce the frequency of your illnesses. Using a SinuPulse Elite makes regular sinus irrigation simple as it is quick, easy to use and more effective than traditional netipots. It is used by thousands of nasal and sinus sufferers across the world to fend off illnesses. You can click here to find out more information.
SinuPulse Elite - the leading choice for nasal irrigation
Nasal irragation, or neti, has been around for thousands of years and is a widely practised form of treatment for a range of conditions. The SinuPulse Elite takes nasal irrigation to the next level – making it far easier, quicker and more effective than traditional netipots or nasal sprays. You no longer have to have your head at awkward angles to rely on gravity – the SinuPulse lets you keep your head upright and does the hardwork for you. You simply use the jet irrigator to flush out the worst, and then use the spray tip to reach the areas that would ordinarily be out of reach for regular netipots and sprays. The SinuPulse offers the most comprehensive sinus irrigation possible, giving more noticeable and longer lasting relief. For those with sinusitis, the SinuPulse Elite offers proven relief and treatment for the condition.
How it works
The key to the SinuPulse Elite is its pulsating mechanism, which help stimulate the body's in-built ciliary flow. The cilia are designed to prevent blockages and keep your airways free, but the nose can be so congested that they cannot move. The SinuPulse clears out the blockages, and stimulates the cilia back into action, ensuring both a comprehensive irrigation and also long-lasting relief, as the nasal passages can once again defend themselves.
The SinuPulse Elite comes with a unique spray tip – once your regular irrigation is complete, you can use the spray tip to gently moisture your nasal passages and infiltrate areas that are hard to reach, removing any lingering bacteria or mucus that any regular irrigator simply cannot reach. It ensures that your nasal passages are as clear, sanitised and healthy as can be.
SinuPulse Elite - available with zero-rated VAT
If you are buying the SinuPulse Elite for personal use and suffer from chronic sinus problems then you are eligible to purchase it VAT-free. You do not need a prescription or diagnosis, you simply have to tick a declaration during the checkout process that confirms that this is the case and you are then able to get your sinus relief VAT-free.
Order before 2pm for next day delivery!
If you order your SinuPulse Elite before 2pm you will usually receive it on the the next working day! This means you banish your sinus problems as soon as possible and get back to feeling your regular self again in no time. The SinuPulse Elite is the fast, effective and natural way to deal with your sinus trouble. Order yours now and start getting relief from your sinusitis and speed up the recovery time!
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