A homeopathic remedy for acute sinus-related conditions e.g. postnasal drip & resulting cough, continual clearing of the throat, sinus congestion and pain, sinus headaches and painful blocked ears.
It is highly recommended to use this remedy in conjunction with the muco drainol 30c remedy if there is thick mucus present in sinus conditions, ‘snotty noses’ and blocked ears.
For allergic sinusitis, add histamine comp 30c.
For infections, add anti-virabac 200c at the earliest stage.
Remedy Symptoms covered by specific remedy
Hepar sulphuris 30c Inflamed mucous membranes with profuse secretions; infected sinuses producing foul and sour smelling mucus; sensation of a “fish bone” in the throat, which transfers to ears on yawning.
Hydrastis canadensis 30c Soothes mucous membranes and encourages the expulsion of mucus which may be thick and yellow; congested ears with deafness; dull frontal headache with sneezing; watery, burning discharge with a rawness in the nose.
Kali bichromicum 200c Pressure, fullness and pain at the root of the nose. Blocked nose with intense sneezing. Raw, inflamed nasal passages with frontal sinus pain. Thick, stringy mucous discharge that can be blown out or may form post-nasal drip. Crusts in the nose that require detachment. Sore throat in morning from post-nasal mucus.
Mercurius solubilis 7c Excessive runny nose causing rawness in the nostrils, may burn the upper lip. Offensive breath and discharges. Mucus may be yellow/green. Sore throat extending to the ears and chest.
Nux vomica 30c Blocked nose that is worse at night; runny nose during the day with sneezing in the morning; pain transferred to the ears when swallowing.
Pulsatilla pratensis 30c Thick creamy discharge from nose that may become yellow, congested at night but runny during the day. Pressure and pain over nasal bones. Mucus smells bad to the sick person.
Sambucus nigra 30c Useful for sniffles in infants where breathing and breastfeeding are inhibited. Difficulty breathing when nose is blocked or filled with tenacious mucus.
Silicea 30c Obstructed nasal passages with loss of smell & taste. Frontal sinusitis with pain in forehead. Mucus forms crusts that may bleed when removed.
Dosage: One dose is 3-5 pillules sucked under the tongue in a clean mouth. This applies to adults, children and animals alike.
In acute conditions, dose every hour for 3 doses, then every 2 hours for 3 doses. Thereafter dose 4-6 hourly as required for 3-5 days. Do not dose continuously, but rather treat each episode as it arises.
For more info on sinus congestion and ‘snotty nose syndrome’ in children, see sinus-related problems.
Do not dose continuously for longer than 3-5 days. For recurrent conditions, consult a homeopath or health practitioner. If any new symptoms develop that were not present initially, stop the remedy and consult a homeopath.