Homeopathy for sinusitis
That sinus twinge
Your head aches badly. You feel miserable. Your eyes ache. You feel as if they could pop out from the socket. Your face also aches, and you can’t bear the slightest touch.
Many people go through such a predicament. Reason: they are all affected by chronic sinusitis. Sinusitis, in simple terms, is inflammation, or infection, of the paranasal sinuses – this may include the frontal, ethmoid, maxillary, and sphenoid sinuses.
These sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose, which produce mucous. One of the main functions of the sinuses is flushing mucuous secretions into the nose. When the sinuses are blocked, due to inflammation, it leads to a moist environment in the sinuses.
This may often provide the ‘soil’ for infection and also spurt symptoms, such as headache, while bending forward, mild-to-moderate form of fever, fatigue, sneezing, cough, and congestion of the nose. Other symptoms may include post-nasal drip, or mucuous drainage at the back of the throat.
Sinusitis can be acute (less than four weeks), subacute (4-12) weeks, or chronic (12 weeks, or more). Nearly 90 percent of sinusitis occurs as a result of lingering cold or allergy. Factors predisposing sinusitis may include nasal polyps, tumours, adenoids, deviated nasal septum, smoking, etc.
When left untreated, sinusitis may sometimes create its own sequel: bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. it is often diagnosed clinically on symptoms. An X-ray of paranasal sinuses and CT scan may confirm the diagnosis. Conventional treatment is usually anitbiotics and surgery. They may be only palliative.
Homeopathy treating sinusitis
Homeopathy has gained immense popularity in the treatment of sinusitis. Unlike conventional medicines which suppress symptoms, Homeopathic medicines boost the body’s defence mechanisms. This leads to a significant reduction in the frequency and intensity of sinus infections, along with total removal of the inhenerent tendency itself.
Homeopathic medicines are also safe and effective – they provide long-term, tangible results. Homeopathy, being a holistic therapy, lays emphasis on the onset and on the actual symptoms, type and odour of discharge, temperament and emotional factors of the individual, rather than just the source of infection.
For example, yellowish-green mucuous that comes out in strings calls for Kali Bichromicum. Yellowish-green mucuous, which is offensive, calls for Mercurius Solubilis. Likewise, an irritable individual may need Hepar Sulphurica; and, a mild-tempered person, with sinusitis, may need Pulsatilla.
- Identify and try to avoid allergens (allergy-causing substances)
- Eat a high fibre diet; take Vitamin C (1, 000mg daily)
- Add cayenne pepper and raw onion to your diet
- Drink adequate water
- Place a hot, damp towel o nthe face frequently
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid sugar, soft drinks, white flour, white rice, and all refined and/or fast foods
- Use salt water nose drops – they help keep the nasal passages clean; they also lower the risk of infections.
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