You might be wondering is there a procedure that cures sinusitis? Sinusitis is the condition whereby the air-filled spaces of the facial bones are inflamed. There are four sets of facial sinuses consisting of the Maxillary which are over the top molars and behind the cheeks, the Frontal which is behind the forehead and two smaller ones, behind the nose, called the Ethmoid and Sphenoid.
Sinusitis develops when clear nasal passages are hampered by irritations from an allergy, fungus, a deviated septum, nasal polyps, a tooth-abscess, or an upper-respiratory infection (URI). Sinusitis is not well understood and is regularly diagnosed incorrectly. Some sinusitis conditions are resistant to conventional management. When this situation occurs, a consult with an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist or an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon will be recommended.
Tapping on healthy, clear sinuses by a health care worker will not cause pain. The name of this procedure is percussion. A light shone on healthy sinuses will transit a glow through them (trans-illumination). X-Rays, CT scans and MRI are non-invasive and painless methods of accurately demonstrating inflamed or thickened sinuses to varying degrees.
Symptoms lasting over three months would be diagnosed as chronic based upon associated coughing, fatigue, persistent pain behind the forehead and cheeks, and headache felt behind the face and the eye area. Further signs include thick or green mucus and pain experienced over top of the back teeth. The sinus lining can be permanently damaged as a result of chronic sinusitis. Left uncured, this condition can potentially progress to more serious complications such as eye-infection, infection and subsequent deterioration of the bone (osteomyelitis), infection of the spinal canal (meningitis) and brain abscesses.
Non-prescription medications and topical treatments such as nasal sprays can provide relief and cure. However, when these methods fail, a course in antibiotic or anti-fungal therapy will be prescribed to remove the infection and relieve the inflammation within 14 – 21 days. Chronic sinusitis resulting from a deviated septum or obstructed nasal passages will respond well with surgery. Endoscopic fiber-optic surgery, better known as endoscopy, reports a very excellent success rate in the removal of sinus airway blockages.
Fantastic results, ranging from temporary relief to ultimate cure, are achieved with treatments derived from homeopathic and natural therapeutics. Regular irrigation of the nasal passages is a simple, cost-effective and efficient means of preventing and treating sinusitis symptoms.
Associated sinus pain can often be relieved effectively by inhaling steam and applying warm compresses to the facial areas. Sufficient water intake and avoiding dry, arid areas are healthy choices in sinus inflammation prevention. Yoga exercises which entail entail closing one nostril after the other during slow, sequential inhalations and exhalations facilitates opening of the nasal passages.
Symptoms can be diminished by ingesting garlic and horseradish and by breathing in pine oil and eucalyptus and menthol vapors. There is another two-part cure natural cure which involves colloidal silver. Reports suggest that a drink made with 1 tablespoon of organic apple-cider-vinegar dissolved in 8 ounces of water taken four times daily will cure sinus drainage over one week’s time. It is recommended to build slowly to the entire dose. The subsequent portion of this cure is to allow colloidal silver to contact the mucosal linings directly.
It would be advisable to consider that decongestant or home-remedy usage over the long term may be detrimental to the healing process and an acute attack of sinusitis may develop into chronic situation. Obtaining an opinion from a health care professional would be a wise choice should inflammatory conditions and draining persist over 21 days.