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Sinusitis can be difficult to treat because there are so many possible causes and contributing factors.

Sinusitis can be difficult to treat because there are so many possible causes and contributing factors.

Sinusitis can be difficult to treat because there are so many possible causes and contributing factors.

Sinusitis is a common problem; you may have one bout of it or be suffering with it on an ongoing basis. It can be difficult enough to get to the bottom of, simply because there are so many possible causes and contributing factors.

The symptoms can include pain in the sinus area in the forehead or over the jaw bones. Headaches, nasal congestion, post nasal drip are also common. Your sense of taste and smell can be affected too. A sinus problem could be the result of a cold, flu, infection, or after a period of lowered immunity.

Chronic sinusitis can be difficult to treat because it could be caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Which one is it? Food intolerance or allergy could be aggravating the problem causing increased inflammation or histamine response. These foods can include dairy, red meat, wheat, or sugar.

Do you eat much of these foods? Your sinus problem could be triggered or aggravated by airborne allergens. Low levels of good gut bacteria could be a factor too. This is why you get asked so many questions when you ask us about sinus infections. You may need to tick off more than one box to find a solution.

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Over the years I have mentioned supplements to help but you may need to take a targeted approach in order to resolve the problem long term. No one answer fits all.

For congestion and nasal drip A.Vogel Plantago, Garlic, or Irish Botanica All Seasons Complex are worth taking a look at. Relieving congestion may also help ease painful headaches and sinus pain.

If you know your sinus problem is associated with allergies consider natural anti-histamine supplements like Irish Botanica All Seasons, Vitamin C, Nettle, or Quercetin.

If you have taken antibiotics and they haven’t worked, it may indicate that it’s a fungal infection and not bacterial. New Nordic Dida is one option to consider as it contains several herbs and spice recipe with gastrointestinal support. Combine Dida with a good probiotic supplement for optimal results. It’s also a good idea to top up on good gut bacteria after antibiotics.

For symptomatic relief of nasal congestion try A.Vogel Sinus Spray.

If you would like some advice why not give us a call or drop in, we would love to help. Shop online at www.naturalhealthstore.ie


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