Is there a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis? I have occasional bouts with sinusitis and sinus infections from flying and traveling from one climate to another within days. This causes face pain, headaches and dizziness as a result of fullness in the ears. The only option physicians seem to offer is antibiotics (up to fourteen days' worth at a time) and decongestants. I understand though that taking antibiotics too often can wear down the natural immune system. Any alternatives?
there are two suggestions I can make plus some tips
1) inhalations of pure essential oils either using the old fashioned "towel + bowl of hot water" or a humidifier. I recommend eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint. 3 to 5 doses per day, 5 minute inhalation - for 10 days or so. Non toxic, immune response stimulating and cheap. Just dont do it too clost to bedtime as it is stimulatory. I suffer with sinusitis but since using this method it is under control. I attack the virus with it at the first sign
2) use of colloidal silver has been reported to have good results - you will have to research this.
3) do not use over the counter inhalers like Vicks Cinex. These are intended for short term use only and can iritate the sinus membranes and make the problem worse. There is an excellent prescription only spray called Dexa-rhinospray which your doctor can subscribe - very good for clearing blocked passages but it is not a cure.
The aromatherapy solution is best as it helps you fight the infection and become more immune.
all the best