Acute sinusitis occurs most often following an ENT (rhinopharyngitis) or dental (caries or abscess) infection. It causes inflammation blocking communication between the sinuses and nasal passages. The mucus can no longer flow and the pressure in the sinuses increases. Depending on the sinuses reached, the symptoms may vary, but in general we can note: • nasal congestion with possibly more or less thick nasal secretions; • pain and feeling of pressure, especially in the area of the affected sinus, these pains becoming stronger when one bends the head forward or in case of effort • headaches, more or less intense depending on the affected area • fever and fatigue Most of the time, sinusitis passes in a few days but sometimes it becomes chronic.
Chronic sinusitis is when the inflammation lasts for more than three months. There are two main causes of chronic sinusitis: on the one hand, infections by bacteria, on the other hand, polyps. Chronic sinusitis can also be related to a deviated septum, an allergy (hay fever), pollution or smoking. The symptoms are mainly a permanently stuffy nose, runny nose, headache and sneezing. In case of polyps or bypass of the nasal septum, surgical treatment may be necessary. HOW TO RELIEVE SINUSITIS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS? In case of chronic sinusitis, a visit to the dentist is necessary to check the dental status and establish a diagnosis of the causes of this sinusitis. Stopping smoking, a dairy-free and gluten-free diet, and liver detoxification can also help prevent sinusitis. In case of acute sinusitis, we have a battery of essential oils mucolytic, fluidifying and decongestant, very effective in relieving sinusitis. We will use the essential oils of Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint, Niaouli, Oregano, Ravintsara, Rosemary …
RHINITIS / SINUSITIS: J-P. Willem • HE Rosemary 5 ml • HE Eucalyptus Radiata 5 ml Use: To be diffused 3 times a day for 8 days.
SINUSITE / COLD: N. Grosjean • HE Lemongrass: 2 drops • HE Lavender augustifolia: 2 drops • HE Pinus sylvestris: 2 drops • HE Eucalyptus Radiata: 2 drops Use: In a bowl of hot water inhaled.