HOMOEOPATHY FOR SINUSITIS
A virus, bacteria, or fungus infection can cause sinusitis, which is an inflammation of the sinuses.
The sinuses are air-filled cavities in the skull that are situated behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes. Usually, mucus can drain out of the sinuses and air can flow through them, and healthy sinuses don’t contain any bacteria or other germs.
Bacteria and other germs can grow more readily when the sinus openings are blocked or too much mucus accumulates.Sinusitis can result from one of the following conditions:.Small hairs (cilia) in the sinuses fail to function properly to move mucus out.Colds and allergies may cause too much mucus to be produced or block the opening of the sinuses.A deviated nasal septum, nasal bone spur, or nasal polyps may block the opening
There are two types of sinusitis: acute sinusitis, which lasts for four weeks or less and is brought on by bacteria growing in the sinuses, and chronic sinusitis, which lasts for more than three months and may also be brought on by bacteria or a fungus.
Headache, pressure-like pain, pain behind the eyes, toothache, or tenderness of the face. Nasal stuffiness and discharge. Sore throat and postnasal drip. Cough, often worse at night. Fatigue and general feeling of being unwell.
Some of the most important homoeopathic medications for treating sinusitis are listed below. Constitutional medications like Calcarea carb, Tuberculinum, and others are needed for a full recovery.
SILICEA 200Silicea is one of the best homeopathic treatments for sinus infections with headaches, especially on the right side of the head. Silicea patients also experience chilly feelings and are sensitive to cold air, which can be relieved by wrapping up warmly. Silicea is also recommended when nasal stuffiness is noticeable and the nasal discharges become clogged in hard crusts that bleed when you try to remove them.
KALI BICHROMICUM 30-Kali Bichromicum is prescribed for sinus infections that result in discharge that, despite coming from the nose, drops back into the throat; the discharge is very thick, mostly yellow, and it can also be ropy; the patient feels pain and heaviness in the nose; the patient can smell; the nose is blocked; and they are unable to breathe through it. Kali Bichromicum is also recommended for sinus infections that cause headaches that are above the eyes; the eyes may also swell.
MERCURIUS SOL 30-Merc Sol is best for sinusitis when the nasal discharge is yellowish-green with a burning sensation; the nasal membrane becomes corroded and ulcerated due to the thick, acrid discharge; the patient experiences a headache and head heat in addition to the nasal discharge; increased salivation in the mouth; and an unpleasant odor coming from the mouth.
PULSATILLA NIG.Another successful treatment for sinusitis is pulsatilla, which is recommended when a patient experiences a dreadfully offensive nasal discharge that is green in color, bland, and without burning, as well as headaches above the eyes, absolutely no thirst, and any of these symptoms. Pulsatilla patients tend to be mild-mannered and accommodating.
AURUM METALLICUM 30Aurum metallicum is effective for treating chronic sinusitis. Aurum met is prescribed when dull pain develops that gets worse at night and is accompanied by fetid and bloody discharge. There is a feeling of nose obstruction, but air still flows freely through the nose.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200Lycopodium is effective for treating frontal sinusitis. The patient prefers warm foods and beverages and has a sweet tooth. There is a right-sided frontal headache, right eye pain that is worse when standing up and better when lying down. The nose stops up at night. There is a fan-like motion of the alae nasi. Discharge is excoriating from the nose, but the patient feels internal dryness of the nose.
BELLADONNA 200Belladona is prescribed where throat pain and cough occur when the sinus infection travels down the throat. Belladona patients complain of a violent headache, may find relief from the headache by squeezing their heads tightly or applying pressure, and their faces may also appear swollen and heated. Belladona is best for sinus infections when sinus headache is due to suppressed discharge.
SPIGELIA 30-Spigelia is a useful medication for headaches caused by an infection of the left frontal sinus. Spigelia patients experience intense throbbing pain over the left eye, along with discharge from the nose that drips back into the throat.
BRYONIA ALB30Bryonia alb is recommended when a left-side sinus headache is present. This type of headache causes bursting pain in the forehead over the left eye.
STICTA PUL. 30The sinusitis is dry, the patient has no nasal discharge despite exerting significant effort, there is constant pressure on the nose, and catarrhal headaches occur before the discharge does. Stitta Pul is prescribed when these symptoms are present, along with inflamed sinuses, nasal blockage, and sinusitis.
AMMONIUM CARB. 30-When breathing through the mouth becomes difficult due to a complete obstruction of the nose, ammonium carb is prescribed. Nighttime complaints are worse.
The most effective treatment for sinusitis with thin nasal discharge from inflamed sinuses is KALI IODIDE 30. KALI IOD is best for pain in the affected frontal sinus as well as frequently facial pain on the same side.
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS 30When sinusitis develops after a cold, hydrastis is prescribed. The symptoms include dull, pressing pain in the affected side of the forehead, pain in the scalp, and stiffness in the neck muscles.