Spring is officially here, which means that flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and your sinuses–well, they might be suffering. If you’re one of the nearly 35 million people who get a sinus infection yearly, then you may be looking for relief. Here, we’ll discuss four ways to beat a sinus infection, and how IV therapy can help.
At Vitality IV, powered by the BioMed Center of New England, we specialize in holistic, intravenous (IV) solutions. From depression to sinus infections, our powerful IV cocktails can treat it all.
If you’re ready to schedule your consultation, then call our team at 401-443-4007 or reach us online here. Otherwise, let us show you common remedies for treating a sinus infection, and how IV therapy might be your best defense against them.
Hum a Sinus Infection Away
A sinus infection–also known as sinusitis–usually results when airflow through the sinus cavities is restricted by mucus buildup. This limited airflow doesn’t allow for the proper exchange and accumulation of nitric oxide (NO) in the sinuses. In turn, insufficient nitric oxide exchange and accumulation enables bacteria, viruses, and mold to thrive in the sinus cavities.
However, a study found that humming increases nitric oxide accumulation by up to 15 times that of normal exhalation. This means that humming allows for better airflow and gas exchange, which can help prevent or relieve a sinus infection.
Saline to Wash Away Sinusitis
Because sinusitis restricts airflow, the resulting pressure differential can cause painful headaches, earaches, and even vertigo. However, washing away some of the mucus buildup in the sinus cavities can help restore balance.
Nasal irrigation systems use saline water to gently rinse mucus buildup from congested sinus cavities. Using a bulb syringe, neti pot, or squeeze bottle, the saline travels through the four sinus cavities before exiting back through an open nasal passage.
Open Clogged Sinuses with a Steamy Shower
Similar to nasal irrigation, steam can help loosen mucus buildup, which allows for better airflow and gas exchange. So, taking a nice, warm shower can help relieve the tremendous pressure that a sinus infection creates.
If a steamy shower only offers temporary relief, then try using a humidifier in your home. The increased humidity will allow your sinus cavities to better remove mucus buildup. Additionally, sinus-clearing salves–like this China Healing Oil–can amplify the effects of a steamy shower or humidifier.
IV Therapy for a Sinus Infection
A 2021 study found that high doses of intravenous vitamin C had profound effects on preventing and treating COVID-related pneumonia. At Vitality IV, we recognize the incredible healing properties of vitamin C. That’s why we frequently use high-grade vitamin C in our IV infusions.
However, our BioImmune infusion is unique because our team can adjust the amount of ascorbic acid in the infusion. This means that our team can put up to 2 ounces of powerful vitamin C in your custom-made, BioImmune infusion. In turn, you’ll notice almost instant sinus and respiratory relief from a bothersome sinus infection.
IV Therapy in Providence, RI
Vitality IV is your premier location for effective, intravenous solutions. Our USP 797-compliant facility ensures your safety with quality ingredients in a sterile environment. So, if you’re ready to kick a sinus infection to the curb, then schedule your IV therapy consultation today. Call our team at 401-443-4007 or send us a message online here.