17 DIY Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

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9. Onions

The sulfur in onions kills the bacteria that cause sinus infections.


  • Add chopped onions to boiling water.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drape a towel over your head, lean over the pan, and inhale the steam.
  • Or you can cut an onion in half and inhale the fumes directly.

10. Saline Solution

This clears mucus and opens your nasal passage.


  • In a cup, mix ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, and 2 teaspoons of warm water.
  • Fill the cup the rest of the way with room temperature water and stir.
  • Use a dropper to pour a few drops.
  • Till your head one side and pour few drops of this solution into one nostril.
  • It will go into your nasal cavity and run out the other nostril and down the back of your throat.
  • Gently blow your nose and spit out the drainage to clear the nasal passages and throat.
  • Repeat the process for other nostril to get relief from the sinus infection.
  • Note: Don’t do this before going to bed as sinus will drain immediately into your ear canals which may cause ear infection.

11. Horseradish

Horseradish clears up nasal congestion.


  • Grate a horseradish.
  • Put a pinch on your tongue and hold it for few minutes to clear your sinuses.
  • Once the flavor is gone, swallow it to clear the mucus from your throat.

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