Let's be honest, sinus infections suck. With symptoms like throbbing pressure in your head, a congested nose, and Kleenex for days—sinus infections affect a whopping 29.4 million of us. And almost as bad as the sinus infection itself are the treatment options we're given in mainstream medicine like over-the-counter medications, pharmaceutical antibiotics, and steroids!
And while there is a time and place for all of these medications, we can't ignore that these mainstream options are overprescribed, have potential negative side effects, and most of the time they don't even work. And this can be rough because the symptoms of sinus infections can really put you out of commission. They include but are not limited to: