Homeopathy: Your Saviour For SinusitisJanuary 11, 2020 Posted by: Dr Manoj's Homeopathy 65 views
To inhale and exhale freely is a privilege that 134 million Indians are deprived of, because they suffer from sinusitis. If this statistic is to be believed, it’s highly likely that you are one of them. That means you’re looking for a solution to be able to breathe pain-free and hence, you’ve landed on our blog.
Well, we’ve got just what you need. An elaborate explanation as to what sinusitis is and, of the many treatment approaches, which one is the most reliable and effective. So, read on to know more.
What is sinusitis?
Sinusitis is an infection that causes your sinuses and nasal passages to become inflamed.
Your sinuses are small air pockets behind your forehead, nose, cheekbones, and in between your eyes. The sinuses are responsible for producing mucus, a runny liquid that protects your body from germs and infections by trapping and moving them away.
Sometimes, bacteria or allergens can cause the formation of excess mucus which results in blocked openings of your sinuses.
So when you have a cold or allergies, it may result in excess mucus, which becomes thick and causes a buildup of bacteria and other germs in your sinus cavity, leading to a bacterial or viral infection.
What are the types of sinus infections?
There are three kinds of sinus infections:
Acute sinusitis: This type of sinusitis persists for the shortest period of time. A viral infection can cause symptoms that typically last between 1 to 2 weeks. In the case of a bacterial infection, acute sinusitis may last for up to 4 weeks. Seasonal allergies are also known to cause acute sinusitis.
Subacute sinusitis: Subacute sinusitis, as the name suggests, can last for up to 3 months. The condition is likely to occur with bacterial infection or seasonal allergies and not with viral infection.
Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is a long term condition. it’s symptoms are likely to recur or last for more than 3 months. They’re often not very severe. Its primary cause is likely to be a bacterial infection. Additionally, chronic sinusitis commonly occurs alongside persistent allergies or structural nasal problems like deviated septum.
What are the symptoms of sinusitis?
The symptoms of sinusitis are similar to those of the flu or a common cold. They may include:
- Decreased olfactory senses
- stuffy or runny nose
- headache from sinus pressure
In children, it may be difficult for parents to detect a sinus infection. A few signs of infection include:
- No improvement in cold or allergy symptoms
- a high fever (above 102°F)
- thick, dark mucus coming from the nose
- a cough lasting longer than 10 days
Symptoms of the different kinds of sinusitis (acute, subacute, and chronic) are similar. However, the severity and course of your recovery will vary.
Who is at risk for a sinus infection?
Anyone can develop sinusitis, however, certain health conditions and risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing one, such as:
- a deviated septum
- a nasal bone spur (bone growth in the nose)
- nasal polyps (usually noncancerous growths)
- a history of allergies
- recent contact with mold
- weak immune system
- recent upper respiratory infection
- cystic fibrosis
- dental infection
- airplane travel (exposure to a high concentration of germs)
What is the solution for sinusitis? Is homeopathy really the best option?
It is advised to drink plenty of water and juices to stay hydrated and help thin the mucus. Some people prefer using over-the-counter (OTC) medication, such as guaifenesin, that thins mucus.
What’s interesting is that about one in eight Indians suffer from chronic sinusitis and conventional treatments have not been able to help them, which means they are not very effective.
Homeopathy is a completely natural medical system that uses extremely small doses of substances from plants and minerals to increase your natural defense mechanism and immunity. Rather than suppressing symptoms or just addressing them, homeopathic medicines focus on eradicating the root cause of your condition. It caters to your specific condition and not the condition, in general.
Homeopaths recognise that symptoms represent the body’s defenses to infection or stress. Hence, the symptoms are addressed to, keeping in mind the larger picture. This results in strengthened immunity and enables you to regain health faster. Homeopathic medicines are also considerably and consistently safer than conventional drugs.
So if you’re looking for a solution for your sinusitis, reach out to us for assistance. If you live far away or in another city, you can avail our online consultations and avail our Sinus treatment from the comfort of your home!