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Headache Sinusitis: Deal With Pathological Headaches

Headache Sinusitis: Deal With Pathological Headaches
by annete70 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:04 pm

Headache Sinusitis - Deal With Pathological Headaches the Natural Way

Are you wondering why you have to put up with that nasty headache every time you have a bout with colds, flu or sinusitis? Well, the answer is really quite simple ' the head congestion that typically accompanies these common ailments can also trigger a headache. As such, these types of headaches are classified as pathological headaches.

So, if you want to keep your headache under control, why not try these all-natural and effective homeopathic remedies? These are good for both the cold/flu-related headache, as well as for the sinusitis-related ones. Do not judge a book by its cover; so don't just scan through this matter on Sinusitis Headaches. read it thoroughly to judge its value and importance.

For a sinusitis-related headache, you can also seek relief by using Apis mellifica (honeybee), Calcarea carbonica (carbonate of lime), Natrum muriaticum (table salt) and Pulsatilla (wind flower).

Chills, fever, profuse or excessive sweating, aching muscles and stiff joints often accompany these headaches. You may feel so sleepy that you may have trouble staying awake. Other symptoms that go with these types of headaches may include coughing, sore throat, breathing difficulties, flushed or pale skin and painful, bloodshot eyes. It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Headache Sinusitis if they are presented in an easy and clear way. The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it! :roll:

Homeopathy is Based on the Principle that 'Like Cures Like'

It also promotes and adheres to the principles of minimal doses, the use of single medicine to treat the problem and the prescription of remedies based on the assessment of the totality of symptoms. :oops:

Treating a Headache Naturally

Homeopathy is a medical system that treats illnesses and injuries with specially prepared substances often referred to as 'remedies'. These remedies are often derived from plants but there are some remedies that are of mineral or animal origin. Calcium, gold, iron and various salts are some of the more widely used mineral homeopathic remedies while bee and snake venom are some of the more popular homeopathic remedies derived from animal products.

Closer Look At Sinusitis Headaches

Headaches that are triggered by sinusitis usually set in with the infection. Dealing with these kinds of headaches can be quite difficult ' the pain associated with it can be incapacitating and may last as long as the underlying condition persists.

Closer Look At Colds and Flu Headaches

Headaches that accompany a cold or a case of the flu can either set in without prior notice or it may develop gradually over some time. The headache can be described as a throbbing, pounding pain that is usually felt at the front of the head. :D.

Kali Bichromium (Bichromate of Potash)

' Lachesis (bushmaster) ' Lycopodium (club moss) ' Magnesia phosphorica (Magnesium phosphate) For a colds/flu-related headache, you can also try using Argentum nitricum (silver nitrate), Arsenicum album (aresenious acid), China officinalis (peruvian bark), Ferrum phosphoricum (iron phosphate), Gelsemium (yellow jasmine), Nux vomica (poison nut), Spigelia (pinkroot) and sublimated sulphur. It is always better to have compositions with as little corrections in it as possible. This is why we have written this composition on Sinusitis Headaches with no corrections for the reader to be more interested in reading it.

The word sinus infection may sound sweet but in reality it is very painful experience. This infection is spreading at epidemic pace and every day around the globe people become victim of this irritating and discomforting disease. They would suddenly wake up at night and rub their nose madly, cannot bear a little cold or dust, with sneeze more than 25 times at one instance and have watery eyes, headache, tooth ache and lot more. In that case they might take medicines but natural cures for sinus infection would be the right choice.

The natural cures for sinus infection works better at the initial stage of your ailment. If you keep on long with the disease you will have lots of problems and if it becomes chronic natural remedies will have very less effect on your infection. And in the last you may have to go for surgery also. So why to take risk when you have such wonders of nature in your home. Try some natural cures for sinus infection and see how it works smoothly. Using the intuition I had on Sinusitis Problems, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Sinusitis Problems has been included here.

Use Garlic and Onion in Moderate Amounts in Your Food

They have medicinal properties to overcome sinusitis problems. Natural cures for sinus infection with onion and garlic is very traditional. You can take fresh cloves of garlic smash them and mix it to a glass of water and drink it. Take raw onion and cut it into two pieces. Now inhale the aroma of it. It will help heal infections inside your sinuses and nasal passage. We were a bit tentative when embarking on this project on Sinus Infection. However, using the grit and determination we have, we have produced some fine reading material on Sinus Infection.


Hot and cold water application is another natural cure for sinus. You can take a pan of hot water and wash your face with the hotness you can bear and immediately wash your face with cold water. This improves your body resistivity to sinus infections. Thus you see how natural cures for sinus infection can be effective to stop the disease before it conquers you. :evil:

  • Every year, millions of people suffer from sinus infections.
  • Sinusitis is another name for sinus infection.
  • A sinus infection is simply an inflammation or infection of the sinus cavities.
  • The sinus cavities are hollow air pockets inside of our head.



Sinusitis produces a unique set of symptoms that depends upon which of the particular sinuses is being affected. One common characteristic of sinusitis is experiencing a headache upon waking in the morning. If you experience pain in the forehead, it could indicate an infection of the frontal sinuses. An infection in the maxillary sinuses can cause your cheeks to be sore to the touch and can also create toothaches. The ethmoid sinuses are located near the corner of the eyes and inflammation of the ethmoid sinus cavities can lead to swelling of the eyelids and the tissues surrounding the eyes. Inflammation of the ethmoid sinuses can also cause soreness or tenderness to the sides of the nose, a stuffy nose or even a loss of the sense of smell.


After two painful sinus operations, I was still coming down with infections. I had to find some real remedy to my sinusitis problem, as I was tired of taking antibiotics and especially tired of the dull, deep headaches every time I had an attack. :oops:

The Easiest Way to Start

In the past couple of years Dr. Grossan has come up with his own machine for nasal irrigation. It is called the Hydro Pulse Nasal Irrigation System. For about $89 plus shipping one receives the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus Irrigator, 2 Original Sinus Irrigator Tips , 2 Original Throat Irrigator Tips, Breathe-ease XL Nasal Moisturizer (this is the saline solution), and excerpts from,"The Sinus Cure" by Dr. Grossan. This is the counterpart to our previous paragraph on Sinus Problems. Please read that paragraph to get a better understanding to this paragraph.

Dr. Murray Grossan to the Rescue I thus started doing more research on other books and approaches, and in the course of this I came across a book by Dr. Murray Grossan called "The Sinus Cure- 7 Simple Steps". In a nutshell, Dr. Grossan's system worked. His book contains many technical explanations about sinusitis and how to deal with it. He clearly explains the reasons for the problem and suggests numerous remedies including diet considerations, home environmental improvements like duct cleaning and humidity control, and the most important aspect of the program: pulsating nasal irrigation with a saline solution. It was with great optimism that we started out on writing this composition on Sinus Cure. Please don't let us lose this optimism.

Other Medications

For many people the nasal irrigation system will be enough to control your sinus problems. Those of us with particularly significant sinusitis may need to supplement this with medications, and I use Flonase before going to bed each night as well. If I feel like I'm on the verge of a sinus infection I might take some zyrtec (an antihistimine) or if an infection seems imminent, I have my silver bullet, which is prednisone. I don't use much of the latter, however, as there can be side affects with this steroid. My doctor usually prescribes 10 pills of 20 mg each, and these last for about a year. I never take a whole pill and usually take 5 mg or 10 mg maximum at a time for a day or two. I'm told this is a reasonable amount and nothing to worry about. Speaking of bad side effects, prior to discovering Dr. Grossan's system, sometimes desperate for relief, I used an over-the-counter spray called afrin. The warnings on the label say to use this product for only 4 days or less. This medication can damage the cilia in one's sinuses and cause permanent damage if used too much. As frequent users know, there is also an effect called rebound congestion, so after using it you might end up just as congested as when you started. Thus, people are tempted to continue using it, and it is said to become addictive. Dr. Grossan simply recommends that you throw your afrin into the garbage and stay away from it. I have not used it for years now and am glad to be rid of it. Patience was exercised in this article on Neti Pot. Without patience, it would not have been possible to write extensively on Neti Pot.

Haven't eliminated sinus infections entirely, and I might come down with perhaps one per year. I'm more susceptible when very tired, or after long flights, as we often go back and forth to Europe for our tour business. When flying anywhere I make sure to take some kind of decongestant, normally the Flonase. I can enjoy wine, cheese, chocolate, and I really don't need to avoid any particular foods. Dr. Grossan's system has worked for me, and I certainly don't miss the deep, learning how to treat sinus infection effectively and safely that used to be all too familiar. Dr. Grossan has lots of other advice in his book as well, and I definitely recommend that anyone with sinusitis read it. :lol:

Use a Waterpik and Adaptor

When I first started following Dr. Grossan's advice he suggested using a WaterPik machine, and these have been sold for years as devices to improve gum and dental health. Dr. Grossan simply sold an adaptor and a saline solution, although one can use table salt. Although much more expensive than salt, I find that this saline solution is convenient, works well, and has no preservatives. I usually purchase a dozen containers at a time, and these will last up to a year with one application per day. One simply puts a spoonful of saline solution into the WaterPik tank and then about 16 oz. of warm water to dissolve the powder. Then the nasal adaptor is put into one nostril and the machine will gently propel half the liquid through one's nasal canal, and it will drain out the other side. One then puts the adaptor in the other nostril and repeats the procedure on that side. This procedure is done while leaning over a sink. I then normally put more water into the tank and use the WaterPik on my teeth as it was originally intended, and I've helped my gum and dental health as well. My dental hygienist has made several comments about how much better my gums and teeth are when I go in for cleanings. The whole effort only takes about 5 minutes or so, including wiping everything dry. I normally do the irrigation once a day about an hour before bed, but if I happen to wake up with more than the usual congestion in the morning, I'll do it then as well.

Sinus Operations- Try to Avoid

The operations were no fun. After the first one my nose was "packed". This means that in order to stop the bleeding, the ENT specialist/surgeon put a large amount of gauze in my nose, which means that one can only breathe through the mouth for the week or so of recovery time. In other words, swallowing and breathing cannot occur at the same time. This is a good way to lose weight, as one cannot eat much, but it is not a great way to live. At the end of this period, before pulling out the gauze, the doctor said "this will feel like I'm pulling your brains out through your nose". This was the most accurate statement he ever made to me. Pulling what seemed like 6 feet of moist, sticky gauze out of my nose was an almost surrealistically painful sensation. But I thought, "if my deviated septum is now fixed, at least I can look forward to no sinus infections in the future, or at least a lot fewer of them. I was wrong again, as they started coming back after a few months. I changed ENT specialists since the first one put me through tons of pain for no gain. After a couple of years of treatment with this new doctor, I decided to take his advice and try another operation. Among other therapies, I had allergy shots during that time, even though I only tested positive for minor allergies to a couple of things. My nose was not "packed" this time, but there was still plenty of pain. Again my hopes for an infection-free future were dashed when they started up again after a few months. So after two operations by two different ENT specialists, I said "enough is enough". For those considering sinus operations to fix things like a deviated septum, here's my considered advice: don't do it. At least try the nasal irrigation recommended by Dr. Murray Grossan which is explained below before you do. One hears about people who have had 5 or 6 sinus operations, and these either don't work, or if they do cause improvement, it doesn't last very long. Some people have told me that a sinus operation "fixed" their problems, but I am skeptical.

Tried Various Approaches for Years

Throughout my years with significant sinus problems, I had read a number of books and tried different products and approaches. One author I read early-on was not very encouraging. He said that certain things aggravated sinus problems, and one should simply stop eating chocolate, cheese and other dairy products. Also, he said that in order to be cured there could simply be no drinking of alcoholic beverages either. Sorry, he said, but that's the way it has to be. For a person who lived in France and who has come to enjoy the excellent wine and numerous cheese varieties, this was awful. What kind of a life would I have without drinking wine and eating cheese? At that point I did have to stop drinking, as even one glass of wine could be enough to trigger an infection almost every time. After six months of this I got sick of drinking soda and non-alcoholic beer, which tastes pretty bad. In fact I was ridiculed in a restaurant in France when I ordered a Buckler's , which is Heineken's nonalcoholic beer. The French owner asked my why I would order such a ridiculous beverage with his excellent meal, and I explained I had sinus problems. He replied that he bad sinus problems too, and he got headaches every day, but nothing would stop him from drinking red wine! I actually admired his attitude, but the headaches were too painful, and I felt like I was on the search for "Lorenzo's oil", like the father in the movie of the same title that needed a certain rare oil to cure his son. It was also through this author, an ENT specialist, that I first heard about nasal irrigation, but the system suggested did not work well. He sold a saline solution, but it was too strong and caused a burning sensation in my nose. He suggested a sort of long-nosed pot called a Neti pot to use to pour the solution into each nostril. This approach did not work nearly as well as the system suggested by Dr. Grossan (see below), and I was wrongly convinced that nasal irrigation was not effective. It makes a big difference how the irrigation is done and with what kind of equipment and saline solution. We have actually followed a certain pattern while writing on Neti Pot. We have used simple words and sentences to facilitate easy understanding for the reader. :)

This is the easiest way to start, as you have everything needed. If the system works well and you want to continue to do nasal irrigation on a daily basis, I would suggest purchase of a pack of one dozen saline solution boxes, as the price is lower per box and there is only one shipping charge to pay. Of course one could still purchase a WaterPik at a retail store and buy the Dr. Grossan's adaptor and saline solution to work with it. For information about how to purchase these items, and also how to download a free ebook written by Dr. Grossan, follow the links at the end of this article.