Sinusitis affects around 31 million Americans, who spend more than $1 billion a year on drugs to treat it. However, there are some inexpensive and efficient home remedies for sinus infections that you can try.
A bacterial infection is the most common cause of sinus infections, but viruses and fungi can also cause them. Acute or chronic infections are both possible. Acute infections normally go away in two to three weeks, while chronic sinusitis can continue up to a year.
Mucus forms a coating in your sinus cavities, which helps to retain dust and germs. It expands when the lining becomes irritated due to a viral infection, such as sinusitis or a cold. Mucus becomes lodged in the sinuses as a result of the swelling, preventing regular drainage. Bacteria and fungus can begin to proliferate in the blocked-up fluid, resulting in a sinus infection.