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Aston Science Park,
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B7 4AP.

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Sinusitis

DESCRIPTION

Sinusitis is the Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses.

With someone suffering from this health condition, care needs to be taken when undergoing extreme changes in pressure, such as travelling in an airplane or even simply diving into a swimming pool. This can prove to be extremely uncomfortable and increases the risk of damage to the ears, because the normal mechanisms allowing compensation are impaired.

HERBS

Echinacea (3)
Garlic (4)
Goldenseal
Peppermint (5)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Magnesium
Niacin
Vitamin A (1)
Vitamin C (2)
Zinc

HOMOEOPATHY

Silicea
Drawing or throbbing Pain in sinuses.
Pain worse in bones at top of nose and above Eyes.
Little discharge, feels stuffed up.
Associated frontal Headaches.

Kali. bich.
Typical pain at the root of the nose.
Stringy, elastic discharge, often with a foul smell.
Loss of sense of smell and Headache.
Dripping down the back of the nose.

Pulsatilla
Fluid yellowish discharge, can have green crusts.
One moment stuffed up, the next moment runny.
Markedly better outdoors.
Frontal Headache with confused feeling.

Hepar sulph.
Painful and stuffed up nose.
Discharge yellow, can smell like old cheese.
Face and nasal bones extremely tender to touch.
Hypersensitive and irritable.

Belladonna
Sudden onset of sinusitis with fever.
Usually affects sinuses below the cheekbones.
Face hot, throbbing Pain.
Markedly worse if leaning forward.

REFERENCES

1. Pinnock CB, et al. Vitamin A status in children who are prone to respiratory tract Infections. Aust Pedia 1986; 22(2):95-99.
2. Carr AB. Vitamin C and the Common Cold: Using identical twins as controls. Med J Aust 1981; 2:411-12.
3. Braunig B, et al. Echinacea purpurea radix for strengthening the immune response in flu-like Infections. Z Phytother 1991; 13:7-13.
4. Nagai K. Experimental studies on the preventative effect of Garlic against Infection with Influenza virus. Jpn J Infect Dis 1973; 47:321.
5. Gobel H, et al: Effect of Peppermint and eucalyptus oil preparations on neurophysiological and experimental algesimetric Headache parameters, Cephalagia, 14(3), June 1994, p 228-234.

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