here is advice from someone who suffered with sinus all her life. I hade 2 surgeries and countless punctures (flushing out my sinus by inserting HUGE needle into them throught my nose
: ) and I was given antibiotics about 6 times a year!!! This was going on for 22 years! I end up with two bad liver infections due to overuse of antibiotics ....I won't even go in there.
I have not use any antibiotics for over 7 years now! And yes, I still get pretty bad sinus, but I would NEVEr touch any antibiotics any more.
The trick is to treat sinus BEFORE it becomes sinus! As soon as you get a cold and it's getting thicker start doing somethnig about it. After 29 years I can tell if my cold is turning into sinus or not.
I ALWAYS have homeopathic spray on hand. Any kind will do but these are my favorite one's:BHI brandNatraBio brand
Other than these I always have Pulsatilla, Kalium Bichromicum, Hydrastis and Hepar Sulfur at home.
Every of these remedies have different symptoms - Pulsatilla is for yellow not irritating mucus, loss of taste and smell, dry nose during the night and runny during day. Worse in hot room, better outside. The rule for pulsatilla is that you seek fresh air! You like open windows.......pulsatilla is made from wind flower.
Kalium Bichromicum is for yellow-green mucus, coming out in long strings. Better inside, worse outside. Mucus can sometimes dry out into nasty elastic plugs that leaves irritated membranes. Also for this remedy: pain at the root of your nose.
Hydrastis: similar to Kalium, but mucus is more gold-yellow color and usually does not come out throught your nose but goes into your neck/throat.
and Hepar sulfur is if you already have an sinus infection - you know - you can smell the infection, your forhead is hurting, you name it........
Hepar Sulfur is good with combination of any above that matches your symptoms.
buy 6C dilution, and take it 3-5times/day. If it is chronic sinus, that keeps coming back all the time than 30C is better (1-twice a day). It goes deeper, beyond physical body.
I also love this remedy by Heel: works GREAT!sinus drops
this website offers all Heel products - it's German brand. they also sell the nose spray i mentioned above:
just scroll down from the sinus drops. It's a very good brand and i always have both at home - spray and drops.
also if you want help with picking the right remedy, try this remedy finder:http://www.abchomeopathy.com/go.php
it's great software!
Also I wanted to add - according to Chinese medicine, sinus infections, as well as ear infection mean there is imbalance in your kidneys! Improving your kidney function will greatly improve your sinus functioning. Read this
to find out more.