HOMOEOPATHY FOR SINUSITIS
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It occurs as the result of an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.
The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull. They are located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes. Healthy sinuses contain no bacteria or other germs. Most of the time, mucus is able to drain out and air is able to flow through the sinuses.
When the sinus openings become blocked or too much mucus builds up, bacteria and other germs can grow more easily.Sinusitis can occur from one of these conditions:.Small hairs (cilia) in the sinuses fail to properly to move mucus out. This may be due to some medical conditions..Colds and allergies may cause too much mucus to be made or block the opening of the sinuses.A deviated nasal septum, nasal bone spur, or nasal polyps may block the opening of the sinuses.
There are two types of sinusitis:--Acute sinusitis is when symptoms are present for 4 weeks or less. It is caused by bacteria growing in the sinuses.-Chronic sinusitis is when swelling and inflammation of the sinuses are present for longer than 3 months. It may be caused by bacteria or a fungus.
Symptoms--Bad breath or loss of smell.Cough, often worse at night. Fatigue and general feeling of being ill. Fever. Headache. Pressure-like pain, pain behind the eyes, toothache, or tenderness of the face. Nasal stuffiness and discharge.Sore throat and postnasal drip
Homoeopathic remedies are very effective for curing sinusitis safely without any side effects. Some of the important remedies are given below. Constitutional remedies like Calcarea carb, Tuberculinum etc are required for complete cure.
SILICEA 200-Silicea is one of the top homeopathic remedies for sinus infection with headache. The headache is mainly on the right side . Silicea patient feels chilly and is very sensitive to cold air. Covering up warmly provides relief.Silicea is prescribed when nasal stuffness is marked. The nasal discharges get clogged in hard crusts. On attempting to loosen these crusts, there is bleeding.
KALI BICHROMICUM 30-Kali Bichromicum is prescribed for sinus infection where the discharge drops back into the throat despite coming out of the nose. The discharge is very thick and mostly yellow. It can be ropy too and the patient experiences pain and heaviness in the nose. The nose can smell and is blocked with an inability to breathe through it. Kali Bichromicum is also prescribed when the headache occurs above the eyes due to sinus infection. The eyes may also get swollen up.
MERCURIUS SOL 30-Merc Sol is best for Sinusitis when the nasal discharge is yellowish-green with a burning feeling. The nasal membrane gets corroded and ulcerated due to the offensive and thick acrid discharge. The patient has a headache with heat in head along with nasal discharge. Increased saliva in mouth is a prominent feature of Merc sol. There is an offensive smell from mouth.
PULSATILLA NIG. Pulsatilla is another effective medicine for Sinusitis. Pulsatilla is prescribed when there is green-coloured nasal discharge that is bland ,without burning and if the patient gets general relief in open air. The discharge is horribly offensive and the patient has headache above the eyes. There’s an absolute absence of thirst in patients.Pulsatilla patients are generally have a mild , yielding temperament.
AURUM METALLICUM 30- Aurum metallicum is effective for chronic sinusitis. Aurum met is prescribed when boring type of pain occurs which is worse at night with fetid and bloody discharge. There is a feeling of nose obstruction , but there is free flow of air through the nose.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200-Lycopodium is effective for frontal sinusitis. There is right sided frontal headache, pain over right eye which is worse from rising up and better from lying down.Nose stopped up at night. There is fan like motion of alae nasi. Discharge excoriating from nose but feels internal dryness of the nose. The patient prefers warm food and drinks, also a craving for sweets.
BELLADONNA 200-Belladona is best for sinus infections when sinus headache is due to suppressed discharge. Belladona patients complains of a violent headache. The patient may get relief from the headache by binding the head tightly or applying pressure. The face may also appear swollen with a heated sensation. Belladona is prescribed where throat pain and cough occurs when the sinus infection travels down the throat.
SPIGELIA 30-Spigelia is an effective medicine for headache when the left-side frontal sinus is infected.The headache starts from the nape of the neck and extend to the lefy eye. Spigelia patients feel severe throbbing pain over the left eye. This is accompanied by discharge dropping back into the throat from the nose.
BRYONIA ALB. 30Bryonia alb is prescribed when left-side sinus headache is present , which are a bursting type of pain in forehead over left eye.The pain is worse from motion and relief by taking rest.
STICTA PUL. 30-Sticta pul is prescribed when nasal blockage is present with inflamed sinus. The sinusitis is dry, patient have no nasal discharge despite making quite an effort. There’s a constant pressure on the nose. Catarrhal headache before the discharge appears. Worse from change of temperature, night, lying down and better fro open air and free discharge.
AMMONIUM CARB. 30- Ammonium Carb is prescribed when the complete blockage of nose makes breathing difficult and the patient has to breathe through the mouth.Complaints worse at night.
KALI IODIDE 30-Kali Iod is best for sinusitis with thin nasal discharge due to sinus inflammation. The discharge is watery in a large quantity and leads to an intense burning sensation. Pain in the affected frontal sinus and often facial pain on the same side.
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS 30- Hydrastis is prescribed when sinusitis appear after cold. Dull, pressing pain in the forehead on the affected side. The scalp and neck muscles are painful. Thick tenacious discharge in back of throat. There is posterior nasal dripping. There is tough and thick discharges drop back into the throat. The discharge may be yellow in colour and rope-like. Along with post-nasal drip, the patient may also complain of fullness and pressure in the root of nose.