Your sinuses produce mucus that protects your nasal passage from pollutants and allergens. Sinus infections occur when the tissues that line your sinuses become inflamed, usually due to a cold or allergies. Sinusitis comes in two forms: acute and chronic. The first lasts about 4 weeks and the second can last a year or more. Sinusitis causes swelling, which blocks the sinuses, trapping air and mucus inside. This is what causes the facial pain and pressure and the thick, discolored mucus associated with sinus infections.
According to surveys, 37 million people get sinusitis in the U.S. every year, and they spend billions of dollars on treatment. But you don’t have to be one of them. You’re about to discover 17 effective, affordable methods for treating and preventing sinusitis at home. Let’s get started.