Mercurius (mercury): People who will benefit from this remedy feel as though their head was in a vise. The pains are worse in open air, from sleeping, and after eating and drinking. The pains are also aggragravated by extremes of hot and cold temperature. The scalp and the nose become very sensitive to the touch. Their teeth feel long and painful, and they may salivate exces sively. The nasal discharge is usually green and too thick to run. It is offensive smelling and acrid.
Pulsatilla (windflower): When the head pain is worse when lying down and in a warm room and is better in cool air, this medicine should be considered. The sinusitis may begin after being over heated. Stooping, sitting, rising from lying down, and eating can aggravate the head pain, which is often in the front part of the head and accompanied with digestive problems. They get some relief from slow walking in the open air or by wrapping the head tightly in a bandage. This condition is commonly experienced when the child is in school or the adult is at work. The nasal discharge is often thick and yellow or green.
Spigella (pinkroot): People who develop sinusitis with a sharp pain that is worse on the left side may need this medicine. They tend to get sinusitis after exposure to cold or cold, wet weath er. They feel pain from warmth or when they stoop or bend the head forward, and they feel some relief by cold applications or from washing with cold water.
DOSAGE: Take a dose of the 6th or 30th potency every two hours during intense symptoms and every four hours during mild symp toms. Some type of relief is commonly observed after one dose. Consider changing homeopathic remedies if observable benefit is not attained within 24 hours.
Homeopathic Combination Remedies
In addition to the remedies listed in this article, sinusi
tis sufferers can also obtain benefit from using one of the numerous homeopathic formula products which are available in most health food stores and an increasing number of pharmacies. Homeopathic formula products are mixtures of many of the above described remedies. These products may be useful when you don't know which individual remedy you need or if that individual remedy isn't immediately available.
Although sinusitis sufferers may feel like hiring a plumber to unplug their nose and drain their head, homeopathic medicines provide a basically safe and often effective alternative.
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