When you have a deviated septum, the cartilage that separates your nose into two nasal passages isn't centred. It leans toward one passage or the other, making that nasal passage smaller. The smaller nasal passage often functions poorly, and that can result in sinus problems.
Homeopathic remedies are often used singularly. You can buy them at natural foods stores for self-treatment. Sometimes, certain conditions respond well to a blend of homeopathic remedies. Sinfrontal is a homeopathic blend created to treat clogged or infected sinuses. In a double-blind, controlled trial, the results of which were published in the September 2009 issue of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, patients with sinusitis recovered from their symptoms faster after treatment versus those who took a placebo. Recovery lasted longer as well. After three weeks, eight times as many patients taking Sinfrontal remained symptom-free as those taking placebo.
People with a deviated septum who are prone to clogged sinuses and infections may find Sinfrontal a safe and effective way to treat their condition. Because it is a proprietary blend, you may have to ask a homeopathic practitioner to order it for you if your local health food store does not carry it.
General Homeopathic Remedies
Common homeopathic treatments for clogged sinuses include kali bichromicum, marum verum teucrium and silicea. Kali bichromicum, in particular, addresses sinus problems that are related to the septum. It is derived from potassium bichromate, a mineral compound. Marum verum teucrium works on sinus problems that lead to one side of the nose being more clogged than the other---a common occurrence for people with a deviated septum. It is derived from cat thyme, a member of the mint family of plants. Silicea helps sinus congestion that triggers a lot of pressure in the head. Like kala bichromicum, silicea is derived from mineral sources.
Safe Homeopathic Treatment
Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted, making them generally free of side effects and adverse reactions. But they also produce very different responses from person to person. For the best results, when you take a homeopathic remedy, give it about an hour to work. If it doesn't relieve your symptoms, try a different remedy. When you do find a remedy that relieves your symptoms take a new dose each time your symptoms begin to come back. When your condition clears up completely, discontinue the remedy.
Homeopathic remedies come in sublingual beads or drops. For beads, place five to ten beads under the tongue and allow them to dissolve. For drops, place five to ten drops of the remedy right on the tongue and allow them to absorb for a moment before swallowing.
It's a good idea to consult with a homeopathist to help you find the best remedy for your sinus issues related to deviated septum. She can help you to reduce the amount of trial and error and to get the most satisfactory results.