People who deal with sinus infections on regular basis, are well-aware of the fact that this is a very uncomfortable and painful problem that impacts the daily life of the sufferer.
Antibiotics are the first thing that a doctor will recommend, but according to many experts, antibiotics do more harm than good because of the side effects.
Antibiotics destroy both bad and good bacteria. So, when the good bacteria are eliminated, the nasal cavity is no longer protected and bad bacteria thrive.
This is the reason why Dr. Mas Takashima, head of the Baylor College of Medicine’s Sinus Center came up with a brand new approach of treating sinus infecton. Dr. Takashima’s methods include nasal rinses based on probiotics and sinus irrigations with baby shampoo.
These latest treatments are focused on the bacteria in a completely new way. Thanks to these treatments people can heal both acute and chronic sinusitis.
Dr. Takashima claims that the irrigation with baby shampoo will dissolve the oily layers found in the nasal cavity and it is exactly these layers that protect bad bacteria. Baby shampoo has the ability to go beyond this barrier, something which saline formulas can’t.
If you want to get the most from this remedy, you must make a combination that consists of half a teaspoon of baby shampoo and eight ounces of saline. You can also make a saline on your own – mix one teaspoon of baking soda with three teaspoons of salt and place them in a Ziplock bag.
After that, pour one teaspoon of this mixture together with half a teaspoon of baby shampoo in one cup of distilled or boiled water. Next, take a a baby nasal bulb and soak it in the mixture and slowly flush your nostrils.
You can also use special probiotic rinse that will keep the good bacteria safe and combat the unhealthy ones. People can make it just like they make the saline solution, but include a probiotic capsule in the mixture as a replacement for the shampoo. What is more, Takashima said that many of his patients complained that they couldn’t solve the sinus problem even with steroids and antibiotics.
Dr. Takashima points out that one of the best things related to probiotics is that they efficiently refill the amount of healthy bacteria we need and protect the nose from bad bacteria. However, if you are interested in trying this homemade remedy, it is the best idea to talk to your doctor because they may suggest a different approach.
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