Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Homeopathy and sinusitis

SINUSITIS is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. The paranasal sinuses are aerated cavities in the bones of the face that develop as outpouches of the nasal cavity and communicate with this cavity throughout life. The maxillary and ethmoid sinuses are present at birth;the frontal and sphenoid sinuses develop after ages 2 and 7, respectively. Infection of sinuses is one of the common health care  complaints in the world.

CAUSES
The most common type, maxillary sinusitis, is followed in frequency by ethmoid, frontal, and sphenoid sinusitis. A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract is the most common precursor of sinusitis, Infection due to bacteria,fungal are also present. 

Upper respiratory track infection, Nasal ,polyps,Allergy predisposes to the infection to sinuses. Climatic factors like sudden temperature changes, pollutants and Swimming in infected water and Traveling by aircraft during upper respiration infection are also causes .Low immunity and Tonsillitis is also one of the commonest cause.

SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of acute sinusitis include purulent nasal or postnasal drainage, nasal congestion, and sinus pain or pressure whose location depends on the sinus involved. Maxillary sinus pain
is often perceived as being located in the cheek or upper teeth; ethmoid sinus pain, between the eyes or retroorbital; frontal sinus pain, above the eyebrow; and sphenoid sinus pain, in the upper half of the face or retroorbital with radiation to the occiput. Sinus pain is frequently worse when the patient bends over or is supine. Fever develops in about half of patients with acute maxillary sinusitis.

MANAGEMENT
  • Steam  inhalations  is  of a greater  advantage  than any  other medicine. 
  • Avoid cold food &  cold drinks. 
  • Avoid foods which have preservatives & are artificially  coloured & flavoured. 
  • Avoid smoking and avoid other environmental pollution if possible. 
  • Avoid swimming at unknown places where chances of  contamination are more. 
  • Avoid air travel during upper respiration infection.
sinusitis rubric
Homeopathy

Homeopathy has a great role in removing the disease and curing it peremenetly.
The best medicines include KALI BICH, MERC SOL; HEPARSULPH;KALI IOD;SILICEA;HYDRASTIS;PHOS; PULS;LYC…The best medicine has to be selected on the totality of the symptoms and not on individual common symptom.
For selection of the rubrics read the related post Sinusitis and some related rubrics

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