Does Sinusitis Affects Your Vision

One of the common queries regarding uncured sinusitis is whether the sinusitis can give vision problem. Actually, sinusitis is closely associated with vision problems and are very much related to one another.


Cold may cause swelling in the sinus, which avoids the outflow of mucus. This can lead to a sinus infection. Sinusitis has become very common disease in the polluted and contaminated environment. The mucus is blocked in the sinuses and affects the cavities around the nose. It is caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses and leads to headache, blockage and problem in breathing. To know more about this check out our Neti Potter guide.

Eye related problems

You may often experience irritation in the eyes when you suffer from common cold. But when sinusitis is prevailing you may get watery eyes, blurred vision and frequent eye pain.

Why does this happen then

Vision is affected by the infection of sinusitis because of the blockages where the mucus cannot be drained out. This blockage leads to excessive water and moisture in the eyes and thus leads to vision problems. It may also cause problems in breathing, headache and swollen eyes.

Natural remedies

Let us look into some natural home remedies to get rid of sinusitis problem

Eucalyptus Oil

Oil extract of Eucalyptus plant can be applied on the head, nose and the steam vapor can be inhaled to clear the blockage. Eucalyptus is considered as expectorant which means to cure the respiratory tract of mucus blockage.

Apple Cider Vinegar

By consuming around two teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with eight ounce of water can clear the mucus and relieve you from irritation in an effective way.

Vitamin C

Consuming the food sourcing vitamin C like oranges, guava, red sweet pepper, Kiwi fruit, grapes, tomatoes, and strawberries reduces the mucus and helps in free sinus and easy breathing.

Tea tree oil

Extract of Tea tree is said to be an antibacterial which reduces sinus heaviness in inhaling. Four to five drops of tea tree oil added in hot water if inhaled, alleviates the soreness.

Neti Irrigation

Neti Pot nasal irrigation therapy will keep your sinuses free of allergies and bacteria. Using Neti treatment is considered the best way to treat sinusitis vision complication.

Neti therapy involves the use of clean warm water, salt, sodium and the device to treat the nasal cavity blockages. Ear, nasal and neck surgeons also suggest the treatment of nasal irrigation as the best and safest way to clear the nasal passages. For the information about neti therapy check out our Neti Pot Therapy guide.

By following such simple natural home remedies you can surely get rid of sinus headache, eye problems and long bothering sinusitis blockages.

If you consider these tips, you can lead a very comfortable and healthy life. It is also important to meet and get the opinion of medical professionals on any prevailed vision problems as it cannot be ignored.


Posted on March 8, 2012, in Sinus Affects On Vision and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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