Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues or the membranes lining the sinuses. This inflammation causes the sinuses to fill up with fluid or waste matter or mucous and there is no space for air, which is normally present in the sinuses. When there is no air in the sinuses and are instead filled up with mucous, there is heaviness and blocked feeling of the nose and the forehead. The voice loses resonance and becomes nasal. In some cases, there may be sneezing or watery discharge or even fever. One tends to lose the sense of smell. Sinusitis may be acute or chronic. When the inflammation is short lived, it is called acute sinusitis. In some patients, the inflammation tends to last for long times and does not go away. This is called chronic sinusitis.
What causes Sinusitis
There are hundreds of bacteria and viruses that can possibly cause inflammation of the sinuses. Any of these microorganisms can enter the respiratory system. This may happen at any time. Once these organisms enter the respiratory system, they can cause infection in the sinuses. There are 4 sets of sinuses in the human beings. Any of these sinuses may get infected. Once the infection begins, it causes mucous to build up there. This causes blockage of the sinuses. Once the blockage occurs and the mucous gets blocked inside, the bacteria and viruses multiply manifold and that too in a very short time. That is why sinusitis often becomes chronic.
Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis
- The common symptoms of chronic sinusitis happen to be blocked nose and heaviness of the forehead and the nasal area.
- The voice loses its natural resonance because air cannot pass through.
- One often finds it difficult to breathe through nose and has to keep one’s mouth open to breathe.
- Recurrent cold and coryza is present. There is often thick yellowish or greenish discharge from the nose.
- Sneezing is often persistent.
- Loss of smell may also be present.
- There is often a nagging headache or heaviness in the head. The raised intracranial pressure may often cause severe pain while looking downwards or blowing the nose.
- Pain may also be present in the cheeks or near the eyes or the forehead.
- In some cases, pain may extend into the ears or may be present only in the ears. Recurrent or chronic cough may also be present. Nausea or vomiting may also be present in some cases.
Treatment of Sinusitis
The usual treatment of sinusitis in the allopathic system of medicine is to give nasal sprays and inhalation of steam. This does help temporarily in opening ip the blocked nose but that is about it. It does not have much therapeutic benefit. When it comes to allopathic medicines for sinusitis, antibiotics are usually abused in the treatment of sinusitis. They are prescribed indiscriminately. In most of the cases, the cause may be viral in origin and may have nothing to do with bacteria. In some cases they help but that is more likely in the case of acute sinusitis. Regular uses of antibiotics do not help and only end up causing resistance to the antibiotics. Even the nasal sprays, which provide temporary relief, are known to aggravate the problem after prolonged or regular usage.
Electro-Homeopathic treatment of Sinusitis
Acute and Chronic Sinusitis stands the best chance of being cured by Electro-Homeopathy. This has been my personal first hand experience as an Electro-homeopathic doctor as well as the experience of hundreds of patients of sinusitis who got cured by Electro-Homeopathy. The Electro-Homeopathic treatment of sinusitis is far superior as it does not resort to any strong medicines or antibiotics. The Electro-Homeopathic medicine for sinusitis is mild and has the additional benefit that it does not cause any side effect at all. In fact, it strengthens the immunity of the patient and helps in fighting other infections also.