Homeopathic Cures For Sinuitis

Sinusitis or sinus infection, is a condition where the sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed. Usually sinusitis occurs with a bacterial, fungal or viral infection, after a bad cold or allergy. Typical symptoms of sinus infection include facial pain or tenderness, fever, headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, and discolored nasal drainage. If not treated promptly, it may lead to bronchitis, ear infections, or pneumonia.

Conventional Medical Treatment

Antibiotics and surgery are the most common forms of conventional treatment for chronic sinusitis. However, an antibiotic may not be necessary if your sinus infection is caused by a virus. Some over-the-counter options include decongestants, cortisone nasal sprays, expectorants, analgesics, irrigation, and antitussives. For pain and fever relief, many people reach for aspirin products. Signs of bacterial infection of the sinuses include pus nasal discharge, facial pain and an infection that lasts longer than seven days. Bacterial sinusitis is treated with antibiotics that target the specific bacteria causing the problem.

Homeopathic Cures

Pulsatilla (windflower) is a plant based remedy that is useful for sinusitis with stuffiness of the nose and with the production of white, yellow mucus. It is also used for head pain that gets worse when lying flat, sitting and leaning forward. Usually fresh air brings relief or tightly wrapping the head can also help.

Arsenicum is derived from arsenic, a metallic element. It is beneficial for intense throbbing pains in the sinuses. Noise, light, and movement can often exacerbate the discomfort. This type of sinus pain is often brought on by excitability, anxiety and exertion. Pain tends to worsen when lying down, touch, movement of the eyes, sitting up or bending forward.

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Belladonna is a plant based remedy, also known as nightshade, which is an effective remedy for sinusitis conditions that cause pressure in the head, and for pain that is centered on the forehead, eyes or teeth. An increase in throbbing pain of the head occurs with bending forward, lying flat, jarring, touch, or eye motion. Other characteristic symptoms include sinus pain that comes on strong, but swiftly and then temporarily goes away.

Kali bichromicum (potassium bichromate) is a chemical compound that is derived primarily from chromium ore. This medicine is an excellent remedy if you have forehead pain above one eye or pressure between the eyes. Other symptoms include stringy nasal discharge, touch sensitivity of the facial and scalp bones, nausea and dizziness. Also, if your pain gets worse in the cold or when you move around, but gets better with pressure and warmth, then this may be the ideal remedy for you.

Homeopathic Dosages

Lower potencies range from 3x to12c dilutions. Medium potencies are normally 30x or 30c, and anything higher than 30 are considered high potencies. Typically, the potency of the medicine increases as the number of dilutions increase. It’s best to start with the lower potencies and work your way up. When in doubt, visit your local homeopathic or alternative health practitioner for professional guidance on the proper treatment. As a precaution, see your medical doctor before taking any homeopathic medicines to discuss side effects or interactions with other over-the-counter drugs or prescription medicines. Also, notify your doctor if you’re nursing or pregnant.

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