Sinus Pain :
Sinus-related health problems are commonly occurring health issues in the present day society. The symptoms like pain in the forehead or side of the root of nose just above the eye, , feeling of heaviness over in the side of eyes or middle of face, blocked nose, and congestion. Your sinuses are just the air spaces present in your skull and facial bones that make up the upper part of your respiratory tract starting from your nose into your throat. There are 4 pairs of sinuses present- one pair in your forehead called frontal sinuses, 2nd pair inside your cheekbones called maxillary sinuses, 3rd and 4th behind the nose called ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses.
Inflammation of the tissues lining the sinuses is called sinusitis. Infections with viruses or bacteria or allergies cause the majority cases of sinusitis. But most of the cases of sinusitis start with virus and allergy related cause. Simple a cold may triggers of sinusitis of allergic sensitive person. That can lead to bacterial colonization in later part if not treated early. So virus and allergy are the commonly occurring cause for sinusitis.
- Headache of forehead
- Heaviness of head if bending forward
- Pain behind eyes and face
- Yellow green nasal discharge
- Some times sorethroat, fever may occur
- Feeling of fatigue
Chronic sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the sinuses that lasts for more than three months. Chronic sinusitis has the same symptoms as described above. In some cases the chronic sinusitis is associated with nasal polyp. Nasal polyps are an overgrowth of tissue within the sinuses that can block the flow of mucus and air.Chronic sinusitis may be caused by allergies, abnormal sinus anatomy that leads to chronic blockage (polyps), or dental problems.
Sinusitis can become bad enough to cause serious medical complications. Infections can spread around the eye, into the middle ear, and even around the brain (meningitis).
Nasal decongestant –
Nasal decongestant drops or sprays are used sprays for relief of the symptoms of blocked nose. But they give effect for few hours and again it get block.These medications help shrink the inflamed tissue and allow secretions and air to pass through more easily. Long term use of nasal decongestant causes the nasal tissues to become more inflamed and lead to a disorder called rhinitis medicamentosa.
Antibiotics Usually Unnecessary:
Most cases of sinusitis are triggered by viruses such as the common cold virus or rhinovirus. Some are induced by many allergic causes like pollen, dustmites etc. Sinus inflammation triggered by viruses and allergic causes does not respond to antibiotics.
Anti allergic medicines:
Anti allergic medicines can give effect for few hours as long as its action persists. So it is generally advised to take the medicines regularly.
Scope of homeopathy treatment and medicines for sinusitis:
The homeopathy treatment treats the allergic person. Because the person is getting frequent sinusitis problem when ever he/she do exposes to any virus or allergen. So the symptoms of sinusitis like inflammation of sinus mucousal tissues, blocking of nose due to swelling of nasal turbinate, feeling nose blocked and pain over the base of nose, pain behind the eyes, getting severe frontal headache etc etc are all due to the allergic cause. It means the person is very sensitive to many form of allergen that could be any virus or any allergen. But if you will compare between the 2 person in a family one is getting allergic manifestation very quickly while the other is not getting while both living in the same family. It is because the person who is manifesting all sorts of symptoms actually more sensitive i.e. his immune systems of that person is hypersensitive to certain substances than the other person. So the treatment in homeopathy helps to improve or modify the hypersensitiveness of the person’s immune system so that he/she will not get affected frequently. That’s why homeopathy as it is told offer a permanent treatment is really worthy because it treats the root cause of any ailment. A long term homeopathy treatment for sinusitis helps to cure the disease completely without any doubt. The acute symptoms of sinusitis are also effectively cured by the proper homeopathic medicines. There are very good homeopathic medicines that helps to relieve the symptoms of acute sinusitis instantly and effectively like the headache, eye pain, nose blocking, pain in root of nose, thick nasal discharge etc. But here is a notch that homeopathy does not have any specific medicine for any specific symptom or specific disease like other therapy. Because a symptom is not similar in all aspects to all patient. For example the headache of sinusitis in one person suppose getting worse on cold air and relief by tightly bandage, the same headache in another person may get relief by lying down but not by tight bandage. So every symptom has many sub symptoms and is not similar in all individual.Homeopathy treatment for sinusitis gives important to those sub symptoms which is specific for that person. Therefore every sinusitis patients have different set of symptoms and different medicines.
But it is truth that homeopathy offers a cure to sinusitis cases.
Some common homeopathy medicines for sinusitis:
Ars., Asaf., Aur. m., Bell., Calc. c., Camph., Eucal., Hep., Iod., Kali bich., Kali iod., Kali m., Lyc., Merc. i. fl., Merc., Mez., Phos. ac., Phos., psor, Sil., Spig., Sticta, Teucr. Ammoniacum, Ign., Menthol, Nat. m., Nux v., Sabad., Thuya, Tub, Aur, Nit. ac.