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Sinusitis Homeopathic Treatment



Fall is a forthcoming season for Sinus infections. Sinusitis is the retribution of a long-term cold or allergy, which can encumber proper nasal drainage. This clogging becomes a breeding floor for infection, which then irritates the sinus lining to become inflamed, fill with pus and form scarring. There are eight sinuses, or air spaces, in the facial bones and skull that are positioned behind the eyes, cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Each sinus is linked through a nasal passage to serve air exchange as well as to drain mucus. Sinuses also impart resonance to our tone when we speak. Sinusitis if not effectively treated, can advance to ear infections, bronchitis, or pneumonia.

As the mucous membrane of the nose gets infected in the case of cold or allergy, it becomes swollen and thickened. Initially, there will be thin serous discharges which become purulent rapidly. The infection extends to the sinuses and produce thick mucus within the sinus which drains into the nose through narrow channels.
If mucosa thickening becomes more, it will block the pathway preventing the outflow of mucus which induces growth of bacteria or virus in the sinus. This causes fluid (pus) collection in the sinus, termed as Sinusitis. This may cause a dull, deep or severe headache which may last up to three weeks. The pain may result from stimulation of the sensory nerves due to pressure of the inflamed swollen mucosa or due to fluid in the diseased sinus.

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Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of one or more of the sinuses. A sinus is a hollow air space in the skull. Nowadays, people often use the term Sinusitis for headache. In medical terminology Sinusitis is a term used for headache which arises due to fluid collection in the sinuses. We have four sets of sinuses (bony, air-filled cavities within the bones of the skull) on both sides of the nasal cavity (so they are called the para nasal sinuses – PNS). They all connect with the nose through narrow channels.These are also known as the para-nasal sinuses since they surround the nasal cavity.

 The para-nasal sinuses include:

 • Frontal sinuses over the eyes in the brow area  • Maxillary sinuses inside each cheekbone  • Ethmoid sinuses just behind the bridge of the nose and between the eyes  • Sphenoid sinuses behind the ethmoids in the upper region of the nose and   behind the eyes

Classification of Sinusitis

Sinusitis can be classified (based on the duration) into: • Acute sinusitis • Chronic sinusitis • Recurrent sinusitis

  The incubation period is usually 18 to 48 hour after exposure after which the onset is often rather abrupt. The symptoms often start with a scratchy, itchy, or burning throat, followed by sneezing, a clear watery discharge, and varying degrees of malaise. This may be followed by a hacking cough, laryngitis, tracheitis with substernal tightness and burning discomfort, and mild bronchitis in those who are susceptible. In the adult a cold is usually febrile although it may cause a mild fever (100 to 102 F) in infants an small children. Complications include sinusitis, swollen glands, tonsillitis, ear infections, bronchitis, and secondary infections marked by purulent sputum.

  A lingering or neglected cold / allergy can easily develop into something more difficult such as sinusitis. When you have been suffering from symptoms of a cold for longer than 8 to 10 days and experience constant stuffiness of nose, headache and pressure in your head and face, you may well be suffering from sinusitis..

Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies done on the efficacy of Homeopathic medicines in the treatment of sinusitis have clearly shown that the treatment is effective and is without any adverse effects. At Dr. Makkar's, we have treated thousands of cases of Sinusitis with good results in most cases. Homeopathy treatment helps patients with acute as well as chronic sinusitis. Majority of our patients experience significant reduction in the frequency and severity of sinusitis attacks after taking homeopathy. It is advisable that patients with sinusitis opt for early treatment of the same in order to avoid any complications later.

Causes of Sinusitis

Causative factors of Sinusitis:

a) Through infection

1) Untreated or maltreated respiratory infection (such as a cold)

 2) Dental sepsis

3) Ear infection

b) Through external factors

1) Changes in atmospheric pressure (in high altitudes)

2) Sudden change in the temperature

3) Prolonged exposure to cold

4) Swimming and diving in dirty water

5) Injury causing fracture of facial bones or bones in the nose

6) Pollution

 

c) Through internal factors

1) Allergies (allergic rhinitis)

2) Asthma

 3) Foreign substance

 4) Deviated nasal septum or a deformity of the nose or tumour

5) Nasal polyp (swellings in the nasal passage)

 6) Adenoids

 7) Cleft palateSymptoms:

Symptoms of Sinusitis

If you suffer from…
Repeated colds & cough
Nasal congestion & stuffiness
Nasal discharge & headaches
Nasal polyps & rhinitis – and affected by seasonal changes
You probably suffer from Chronic Sinusitis…


 
Start with cold which may turn into with cold which may turn into continuous cold and cough with sore throat.
Nasal obstruction with red and swollen nasal passages
Pain and pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead
Stabbing, throbbing or pulsating pain in the affected area
Tenderness (while pressing) in the affected area
Foul smelling nasal discharge which is thick and yellow or green in colour
Pus may be found on hawking which may be yellowish or golden yellow
Puffiness around the eyes and facial swelling
Unpleasant taste from post-nasal drip
 
 
Aggravating factors of Sinusitis headache
1)    Morning – Usually headache is more in the morning and reduces by afternoon

2)    Damp weather

3)    Jarring movements and bending

4)    Light

5)    Sudden temperature changes

6)    Nose blowing

7)    Coughing

 

Sinusitis vs Rhinitis diffrence

Differences between Rhinitis and Sinusitis

Sinusitis vs Rhinitis diffrence

There are several differences between rhinitis and sinusitis. The major difference involves the pathology of these conditions. Rhinitis is not a disease or illness in itself, but it is blanket term for symptoms involving the nose, eyes, and throat. This may be due to seasonal allergies or the common cold. Sinusitis, commonly called a sinus infection, is an ailment that causes pain and pressure in the sinuses, typically caused by bacterial infection. 

It is possible to suffer from both conditions simultaneously, as one set of symptoms may coincide with the other. For instance, rhinitis refers to symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, watery eyes, and scratchy throat. These symptoms may be present with a sinus infection as well. 

A respiratory infection such as the common cold or influenza can cause rhinitis symptoms and result in a secondary infection such as bronchitis or sinusitis. A cold that lingers for a long time may cause extreme nasal congestion and swollen nasal passages. Over days or weeks, swollen nasal passages that are unable to drain properly may allow pathogens to thrive. Mucus can become a prime breeding ground for bacteria and subsequently cause a sinus infection. 

Although often caused by bacterial infection, sinusitis may also be present without infection. Allergic sinusitis causes swelling and inflammation, primarily in the sinus cavities. This leads to pressure and pain in the sinus region, which may be acute or chronic. 

Sinusitis sufferers may feel pressure above the eyes or below the eye sockets. Pressure and pain may also be felt all around the orbital sockets and the bridge of the nose. The major difference between rhinitis and sinusitis is that rhinitis alone will not produce pain and pressure in the sinus cavities. 

Individuals with sinusitis need to reduce swollen sinus passages and allow proper drainage. This may be done with the use of an oral decongestant or other methods. Steam therapy is helpful to many patients with sinusitis. In some severe cases of chronic sinusitis, surgery may be required. Required surgery is one major difference between rhinitis and sinusitis. 

Surgery for sinusitis may be done on an out-patient basis and involve a procedure known as a sinoscopy. This endoscopic sinus procedure helps to unclog blocked maxillary and frontal sinus passages, allowing freer breathing. This minimally invasive procedure does not cut into bone or surrounding sinus tissue. 

Surgery is a major differentiating factor between rhinitis and sinusitis. This is because rhinitis symptoms will never need endoscopic surgery unless sinusitis is a cause. Rhinitis symptoms will typically disappear on its own, without permanent or lasting complications

 

 

Self-Care measures for Sinusitis

           Manage your allergies and keep away from known allergens.

  •               Avoid exposure to cold air.
  •               Reduce stress.
  •               Steam inhalation.
  •               Drink plenty of fluids.
  •               Use appropriate hygiene measures and avoid contact with people who have colds and other viral upper respiratory infections.
  •               Avoid cigarette smoke in your home and workplace.
  •               Consider using a humidifier.
  •               Use saltwater nasal washes to help keep the nasal passages open and wash out mucus and bacteria.
  •               Warm salt water gargles.
  •               Avoid blowing your nose as this may force thick mucus back into your sinuses and block them.
  •               Walk in open air.

 

Hence, discover a natural way to cure Sinus infection by considering Homeopathy. Recuperate the radiance of good health and breathe freely through your nose again with the help of Homeopathic treatment

Homoeopathic Treatment:

Homeopathy is strongly indicated in all cases of Sinusitis. Homeopathic treatment en routes for rejuvenating one’s immunity towards such attacks. A constitutional Homeopathic treatment can completely cure the chronicity and recurrence of this disease. Homeopathic remedies facilitate drainage of mucus relieving sinus congestion, reduces inflammation in the sinuses, relieve pain and pressure by clearing the infection. It also prevents the formation of scar tissue and avoids permanent damage to the tissues lining the nose and sinuses. The constitutional approach enhances the vitality of the patient and eliminates the entire allergic predisposition hence impeding recurrent infections. Homeopathic treatment is safe and effective for both children and adults. Homeopathy can be an exceptionally successful approach in decreasing susceptibility in acute and chronic infections, as well as in treating the infection itself. The Homeopathic constitutional approach always considers the illness in the context of the whole person taking into account the mental, emotional, physical symptoms and the circumstances surrounding their lives. Its purpose is balance and harmony on all levels by enhancing the body’s own defenses. Homeopathic remedies are natural, gentle, safe and easy to take, are regulated by the FDA and prepared according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.

Non-surgical, proven treatment for relief and prevention through homeopathy. 

Role of Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines can cure it by directly acting on the lining of the affected sinus.
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Role of Mental and Emotional stress. To address these issues we counsel and employ Homeopathic remedies to treat them.
Some people suffer from this chronic problem because of excessive consumption of stimulants like Alcohol, Tobacco, Tea etc. We help these individual by detoxifying there body using low potency Homeopathy and motivate them to reduce / completely stop such unhealthy practices.

                   

At Dr. Makkar's, we have treated thousands of cases of sinusitis and have the experience of treating such cases . Majority of our patients experience good relief from sinusitis after starting homeopathy treatment. Homeopathic medicines help in controlling the acute inflammation of the sinuses as well as preventing the condition from progressing to a chronic stage. In cases of recurrent sinusitis, homeopathy medicines can help in reducing the number of attacks as well as the frequency of these attacks.

 

Regular treatment with Homeopathy can improve the immunity of the individual so that he does not fall prey to recurrent attacks of sinusitis. It can help in preventing the need for frequent antibiotics, decongestants, etc. that only tend to provide temporary relief. Homeopathy may also help in avoiding the need for endoscopic sinus surgery for sinusitis as far as possible. All in all, Homeopathy is strongly suggested for all sinusitis patients and the earlier they opt for treatment, the better the results.

 

Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) names for sinusitis cure

Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Gurpreet Singh Makkar(punjab,India), Research based, highly effective medicines

Echinacea: Echinacea tea is also a world famous traditional remedy for killing bacteria and increasing immunity, actually it’s a blood cleanser but it works great in acute viral infections, including sinus, urinary tract infections, ear infections, etc. In homeopathy using Echinacea tincture in warm water gives an excellent result in acute sinusitis but in chronic conditions Echinacea must be use in potency form.

Kali Bichrome: When a person is unable to discharge mucus through nose and ropy discharge dropping back into throat, it’s time to take Kali Bichrome .

Sticta Pulmonaria: Lung Wort is a sensitive herb used for lungs and sinus infection cleansing in Mexico and North America, its homeopathic mother tincture and low potencies are very useful when a parson is yelling like “sinus pain is killing me”. Lung Wort symptoms always occur with a great weakness and pain mostly starts from behind the bridge of the nose.

Cina: If there is a constant aching in nose, it’s time to try Cina in low potencies.

Cochlearia Armoracia: Another common name of Cochlearia Armoracia, Armoracia Sativa and Horseradish, it is a great antiviral and antibacterial herb, in herbal treatment people use it for a steam in case of blocked nose. In homeopathic practice mostly its tincture is used to cure sinus infections with sore throat.

Pulsatilla: Best suited to thirst less and flabby people with greenish discharge. Patient of Pulsatilla is always craving for fresh cool air. There could be TMJ problems associated with nasal points as well with running pains.

Kali Iodatum: Best remedy when there are symptoms of watery and acrid discharges, patient got a great irritation all the time during sinus pain.

Merc Sol: Both yellowish and greenish discharges are noticed in this remedy, every discharge brings and acidic and burning sensation in nasal congestion. There could be an increased salivation and offensive mouth odor in such cases.

Sambucus Nigra: It’s another name is Elderberry and its syrup is commonly using in Mexico and Latin America for curing nasal allergies, in sinus it continuous the sinus drainage. In homeopathy a sinus infection with dry coryza and congestion and achiness in paranasal sinuses is calling for Sambucus Nigra.

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About Dr. GS Makkar


Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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