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Sinusitis Treatment: Diet


Diet can be a major contributor to sinusitis. Certain substances specifically (like dairy) can cause excess phlegm and mucus to exist in the nasal passageways. Diets that can reduce overall weight and fight against obesity in particular can help as obesity is a major risk factor.

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Paleolithic Diet

Macrobiotic Diet


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Other Treatments

One study provides weak evidence that a standardized combination of horseradish and nasturtium might be helpful for the treatment of sinusitis in children.7


  1. Goos KH, Albrecht U, Schneider B. On-going investigations on efficacy and safety profile of a herbal drug containing nasturtium herb and horseradish root in acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute urinary tract infection in children in comparison with other antibiotic treatments]. Arzneimittelforschung. 2007;57:238-246.