A common cold does not always pass without a trace; in some cases, a complication in the form of sinusitis may develop. Before starting treatment for this disease at home, you must consult a doctor to make sure that there is no accumulation of pus in the cavities.
Identification of sinusitis
Diagnosis of catarrhal and acute purulent sinusitis is quite simple. Usually, the doctor asks the patient about the condition, identifies complaints, examines the nasal cavity and prescribes an X-ray examination of the facial sinuses. The accumulation of pus in the maxillary or frontal sinuses in the picture looks like a fluid level. In this case, the doctor can make a diagnosis with complete confidence.
The situation is somewhat more complicated in chronic forms of the disease. Here, a computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses is required, which will help identify cysts, foreign bodies or polyposis processes. In some cases, a specialist may prescribe an operation if sinusitis does not respond to medication and therapeutic methods of treatment.
Patients with sinusitis complain of headaches or pain in the depths of the eye sockets. Often, cheekbones begin to hurt and teeth break.
If you suffer from acute sinusitis, then the doctor prescribes mucolytics, vasoconstrictor drops, as well as rinsing the sinuses with saline. Antibiotics and antihistamines are often prescribed. Even after recovery, it is recommended to sanitize the nasal mucosa. Please note that warming your nose is strictly contraindicated in the acute period of the development of the disease.
Traditional medicine can work miracles, there are many recipes for the preparation of ointments, drops and decoctions that do an excellent job with sinusitis. A prerequisite for home therapy is regular rinsing of the nose with sodium chloride solution before instilling drops or applying ointment. Do inhalations with propolis at home. To do this, pour two liters of water into a saucepan and boil, add a couple of teaspoons of propolis alcohol tincture to the water. Remove the saucepan from the heat and bend over it, breathe in vapors for ten to fifteen minutes.
This recipe is not recommended for people who are allergic to bee products.
You can make a miraculous ointment from honey to treat sinusitis. Take a small piece of unscented baby soap and grate on a fine grater. Mix a tablespoon of crushed soap with the same amount of honey, vegetable oil and milk. Mix all the components of the ointment thoroughly and put in a water bath, the soap should completely melt. Pour a tablespoon of alcohol into the composition and remove the dishes from the heat.
Transfer the prepared ointment to a glass jar, cool. Dip cotton swabs in honey ointment and insert into the nasal passages, leave for fifteen minutes. Repeat this procedure two to three times a day for three weeks. Store the jar of ointment in the refrigerator.