According to the nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org, about 31 million Americans suffer from sinus infections. Homeopathic treatments for sinus infection can help in activating the natural defenses and healing mechanisms of the body.
Types of Infection
Homeopathy generally classifies sinusitis into chronic or acute infections. If sinusitis is not a regular phenomenon with the patient, then the homeopathic remedies for acute infection are used. If the patient has a chronic infection, then the homeopath needs to explore further to understand the problem and prescribe the remedy.
The causal factors of sinus infections include fungi, bacteria, viruses and even allergic reactions.
The typical symptoms of sinusitis include an increase in the sinus pressure accompanied by a nasal discharge which may be yellow, green, thin, thick or stringy. Headaches and accompanying pain in the frontal sinuses and maxillary regions are also common. In the case of bacterial infections, fever and chills may also be observed.
The homeopath looks into several aspects besides those directly related to the disease before prescribing a remedy. These include the stress levels of the patient, their lifestyle, food habits, work environment and the order in which the symptoms appeared.
A homeopath decides the remedies for sinusitis based on the area where the pain is located, the kind of pain experienced, and the smell and the kind of discharge. The patient’s temperament and sensitivity also play a great role in prescribing the right kind of homeopathic remedy for the patient.
Homeopathic remedies for sinusitis include Kali bichromicum, Mercurius solubilis, Nux vomica, Hepar sulphuricum and Pulsitilla nigricans.