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Sinus infections are one of the most frequent minor health complaints we encounter. The causes are varied, including basically anything blocking the airways to the sinuses, preventing the exit of mucus. Many sinus infections begin with the common cold, but they also develop from allergies or exposure to cigarette smoking. While most people reach for antibiotics, but this can be the equivalent of taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut. The damage caused by the overuse of antibiotics has led many people to seek natural alternatives. Read on to learn more about common home remedies for sinus infections that may lessen the severity or length of your next one.

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1. A pungent cure

Garlic is a popular home remedy for many problems. Its regular use may help shorten the length of a sinus infection and their recurrence. The value of garlic was well-known to the ancient civilizations that developed around the Mediterranean. Scientific studies now back up this ancient dietary and medical knowledge. Even the prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults consume a clove of fresh garlic each day.

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