Chronic Sinusitis – best homeopathic medicines for sinusitis

By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS

Published September 5, 2018, Last updated November 17, 2018

Dr Harsh Sharma writes about the Best Homeopathic medicines for Chronic Sinusitis

Before we discuss the best homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis, it is important that we understand a few basic things about sinusitis.

What is Chronic Sinusitis ?

Chronic sinusitis means a chronic inflammation of the sinuses. There are 4 pairs of sinuses. These sinuses are situated on either side of the nose and eyes. When the infection in these sinuses persists for a long time, it is known as chronic sinusitis.

What is a sinus?

Sinus is a cavity in the skull. There are four sinuses- ethmoid, maxillary, sphenoid and frontal sinuses. They produce mucous which helps in draining out dust, bacteria and viruses. They also keep the skull light by draining the mucous. This allows us to speak well.

Understanding Sinusitis

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues or the membranes lining the sinuses. This inflammation causes the sinuses to fill up with fluid or waste matter or mucous and there is no space for air, which is normally present in the sinuses. When there is no air in the sinuses and are instead filled up with mucous, there is heaviness and blocked feeling of the nose and the forehead. The voice loses resonance and becomes nasal.

In some cases, there may be sneezing or watery discharge or even fever. One tends to lose the sense of smell. Sinusitis may be acute or chronic. When the inflammation is short lived, it is called acute sinusitis. In some patients, the inflammation tends to last for long times and does not go away. This is called chronic sinusitis.

What causes Chronic Sinusitis

There are hundreds of bacteria and viruses that can possibly cause inflammation of the sinuses. Any of these microorganisms can enter the respiratory system. This may happen at any time. Once these organisms enter the respiratory system, they can cause infection in the sinuses.

There are 4 sets of sinuses in the human beings. Any of these sinuses may get infected. Once the infection begins. it causes mucous to build up there. This causes blockage of the sinuses. Once the blockage occurs and the mucous gets blocked inside, the bacteria and viruses multiply manifold and that too in a very short time. That is why sinusitis often becomes chronic.

Symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis

  • The common symptoms of chronic sinusitis happen to be blocked nose and heaviness of the forehead and the nasal area.
  • The voice loses its natural resonance because air cannot pass through.
  • One often finds it difficult to breathe through nose and has to keep one’s mouth open to breathe.
  • Recurrent cold and coryza is present. There is often thick yellowish or greenish discharge from the nose.
  • Sneezing is often persistent.
  • Loss of smell may also be present.
  • There is often a nagging headache or a heaviness in the head. The raised intracranial pressure may often cause severe pain while looking downwards or blowing the nose.
  • Pain may also be present in the cheeks or near the eyes or the forehead.
  • In some cases, pain may extend into the ears or may be present only in the ears. Recurrent or chronic cough may also be present. Nausea or vomiting may also be present in some cases.

Treatment of Chronic Sinusitis

The usual treatment of sinusitis in the allopathic system of medicine is to give nasal sprays and inhalation of steam. This does help temporarily in opening up the blocked nose but that is about it. It does not have much therapeutic benefit.

When the common sprays don’t work, antibiotics are usually used or rather abused in the treatment of  sinusitis. They are prescribed indiscriminately. In most of the cases, the cause may be viral in origin and may have nothing to do with bacteria. In some cases they help but that is more likely in the case of acute sinusitis.

Regular use of antibiotics do not help and only end up causing resistance to the antibiotics. Even the nasal sprays, which provide temporary relief are known to aggravate the problem after prolonged or regular usage.

Homeopathic treatment of Sinusitis- the best alternative or holistic cure for sinusitis

Of all the possible holistic or alternative treatments available, Chronic Sinusitis stands the best chance of being cured by Homeopathy. This has been my personal first hand experience as a homeopathic doctor as well as the experience of hundreds of patients of sinusitis who got cured by Homeopathy. The Homeopathic treatment of sinusitis is far superior as it does not resort to any strong medicines or antibiotics.

The homeopathic medicines for sinusitis are mild.  They have the additional benefit that they do not cause any side effect at all. In fact, they strengthen the immunity of the patient and help in fighting other infections also.

5 best Homeopathic medicines for Chronic Sinusitis

In my experience of the last 2 decades, I have had the experience of treating hundreds of cases of sinusitis. The medicines that are being mentioned here are not the only homeopathic medicines that are used to treat sinusitis. In fact, there are more than 50 homeopathic medicines that are used for treatment of chronic sinusitis. Having said that, some medicines are more commonly indicated.

Here are the 5 best Homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis –

  • Kali Bichrome – One of the most commonly used homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis

  • Hydrastis – one of the best homeopathy medicines for sinus, both acute and chronic

  • Silicea- best sinus homeopathic medicine when cold aggravates sinusitis

  • Pulsatilla- best sinus treatment in homeopathy with greenish discharge

  • Hepar Sulph- best homeopathic medicine for chronic sinusitis and to reduce sensitivity

The above mentioned 5 best homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis have been seen to be very effective in curing acute sinusitis as well as chronic sinusitis.  A brief description of the 5 best homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis is being given below-

1. Kali Bichrome- one of the most common homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis

Kali Bichrome or Kali Bi, as it is usually called, is one the most commonly used Homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis. It is very effective in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. It affects the mucous membranes everywhere, more so of the respiratory system and causes inflammation of the membranes.

The main distinguishing feature of this homeopathic medicine is that the discharge from the nose is thick, ropy and stringy in character. The mucous is thick and yellowish or greenish yellow in colour. The symptoms are aggravated in the morning. There is stuffiness of the nose and the nose feels blocked, making it difficult to breathe through the nose. There may be bad smell in the nose. Violent sneezing may be present.

2. Hydrastis – one of the best homeopathic remedies for acute sinusitis as well as chronic sinusitis

This is one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for the treatment of chronic as well as acute sinusitis. The discharge may be thin and watery as happens in acute sinusitis or thick, yellowish and tenacious when the sinusitis is chronic in nature. There may be bad odor from the nose. There is persistent post nasal discharge, which is again thick and yellowish in colour.

There may be dull pain in the frontal region. The patient feels like blowing his nose all the time as the nose seems blocked. At times, patient feels a sense of tickling in the nose, as that of a hair. It causes a lot of weakness in the patient and is therefore quite well suited to tired, weak and lethargic patients.

3. Silicea – one of the best homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis when cold aggravates 

In this Homeopathic medicine, there is an increased sensitivity to cold and the patient lacks in natural warmth of the body. Slightest exposure to cold air or temperature can create havoc with the system of the patient. Patient feels much better in warmth, a warm room or warm weather and therefore tends to wrap himself in warm clothes or blanket. This increased sensitivity to cold is often manifested as a recurrent cold or inflammation of the sinuses.

The discharges are often yellowish or greenish yellow and is more suited to the chronic sinusitis. Sneezing in the morning is a common occurrence. There may be pain in the head or the forehead region and is often felt in the right eye too.

4. Pulsatilla-one of the best homeopathic medicines for chronic sinusitis with green discharge

This patient often feels better in open air and is aggravated in a closed place like a room or a crowded place. Tolerating heat and the summer weather is difficult for the patient. The mental symptom of crying at the slightest reason is a predominant guiding feature of this homeopathic remedy. The discharge from the nose is often greenish or yellowish green.

The patient feels thirstless and hardly feels like drinking water. There is pain in the head which is better by lying down or binding the head tightly. The right nostril feels stopped, more so in the evening and there is heaviness or pressing pain at the root of the nose. Sensation of smell is often lost.

5. Hepar Sulphur-homeopathic remedy for sinusitis and to reduce sensitivity

It is an excellent homeopathic medicine to stop the sensitivity of the patient to cold temperature and cold weather. The slightest exposure to cold in any form tends to bring on the symptoms of sneezing and running nose. The nose may get blocked up on slightest exposure to cold air or cold temperature.

Cough starts on the slightest exposure.The patient is physically as well as mentally sensitive. Pus like discharge from the nose may be present. A smell like old cheese may persist in the nose. The discharge is watery in the case of acute sinusitis while it is thick and greenish in the case of chronic sinusitis.

FAQs about Sinusitis and Homeopathic remedies for Sinusitis

  • I have chronic sinusitis. Should I opt for homeopathy for sinus treatment?

Homeopathic treatment for chronic sinusitis is by far the most effective treatment. It cures the trouble completely.

  • Which is the best sinus medicine in homeopathy?

Medicine selection in Homeopathy is based on the matching of symptoms of the patient with that of the remedies. Therefore, whichever medicine is similar to your symptoms, it is the best medicine for you.

  • Please tell me a good homeopathy medicine for cold and nose block?

As mentioned previously, there are no specific medicines in homeopathy for cold or for nose blockage. One has to look at the overall symptom picture to find the right medicine in each case.

  • Are there any homeopathic medicines for sinus congestion?

Homeopathy has a number of medicines that work wonders to reduce the sinus congestion. All cases of sinusitis, whether acute or chronic, cause sinus congestion. Any and every homeopathic medicine that is suitable for a patient will be able to cure the sinus congestion.

  • Please tell me about the best homeopathic medicines for sinus headache.

Whenever there is chronic sinusitis, it causes congestion in the forehead. This leads to heaviness in the forehead and in some cases whole of the head. Therefore, all the medicines mentioned above can cure sinus headache, provided the symptoms match with that of the patient.

N.B Homeopathic medicines are very safe and do not have any side effects when taken under the supervision of an expert homeopathic doctor.

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Queries on Chronic Sinusitis – best homeopathic medicines for sinusitis
  1. 1. The common symptoms of chronic sinusitis happen to be blocked nose and heaviness of the forehead and the nasal area.
    2. The voice loses its natural resonance because air cannot pass through.
    3. One often finds it difficult to breathe through nose and has to keep one’s mouth open to breathe.
    4. Recurrent cold and coryza is present. There is often thick yellowish or greenish discharge from the nose.
    5. Sneezing is often persistent.
    6. Loss of smell may also be present.
    7. There is often a nagging headache or a heaviness in the head. The raised intracranial pressure may often cause severe pain while looking downwards or blowing the nose.
    8. Pain may also be present in the cheeks or near the eyes or the forehead.
    9. In some cases, pain may extend into the ears or may be present only in the ears. Recurrent or chronic cough may also be present. Nausea or vomiting may also be present in some cases.
    i have been suppering avobe Symptoms . what medicine i can use for this disease

  2. Respected sir,
    My right nose becomes block most of the time since last 10~12 years. due to this some times i have to bear the swear pain in my left side of the head. for the temporary relief I use zynocine nozal drops. ENT advice me for the digital xray. in the
    x-ray it is diagnosed that, i have glands in my nose.
    Please suggest me the homeo medicine.
    Praying for yours good health

  3. Hello! Thanks a lot share your knowletge!
    I am seaching information for sinusitis that increase with stress and cloudy weather. Also give headache. I have a lession in my cercicals bons ( c6, C7).. so maybe it makes somebinfluence as well.

    Can you help me about it?

    THanks a lot!


  4. white color mucous discharge in throat some times it becomes green.mucous is also excreated from nose.Mucous is usually white or green and some times yellow in acute conditions .plz prescribed me medicine is hydrastis is fit for that or I can use hyper sulphur.

  5. Dear Dr!

    Two and half years ago I suffered from a bad sinusinfection. Cumus was dark orange. I also had problems with ears. It was during some sort of influensa. I flushed with nose pot water as I still do. I still have problems with seethrough gel like cumus that I have to draw back from my nose. I cannot blow it out but keep trying to clear passage in my nadal back are by strange inhaling with pressure thing. Poeople think I have some sort of ticks. Disorder with non controllers behaviour. Not so nice but if I dont do this all of a sudden my throat fills with a clog of cumus. Sometimes I manage to draw it backwards and cough it up and it is all sethrough but like a jellyfish almost. I get pains in my ears to and I just want a solution. What can I do? Warm kind regards, Tove

  6. I have been suffering from chronic sinusitis for three years. X-ray report left maxillary sinusitis with congestion of nasal turbinate and mild DNS to the left. Blocked nose with post nasal drip and pus is coming out of the left nose. Suggest homeopathy medical treatment.

  7. Respected Doctor, I am 56 yrs of age,suffering from sinusitis for long. No nasal discharge but polyps has grown causes blockage. Pain in throat, right ear seems to be blocked and feel heaviness . Please, suggest homeopathic medicines that can cure sinusitis.
    Thanks with regards.

  8. Dr Shb I’m tanveer 43 y Mera 2008 m polyps ka operat howa tha ab dobara polyps ho geye han aksar Nak band rehta he Nak sy pani bohat nikalta he kisi chez ki khusbu nhi ati rat ko nak band ho jata. Koi medicine email ker dayn thanks.

  9. Sir I have allergies sinuous problem sneezing ,nose block, headache eye back site,nose close,dust allergy,food allergy,less smell,always headache problem,kindly give me some advice and medicine…thank you

  10. Hi I have had sinusitus since I was about 5 years old, I am now 65 and have always relied on antibiotics and pain killers. As I’ve got older the symptons have got worse. Every winter I get flu quite badly at least once. I suffer all the time with head aches mainly over and above my left eye. voice loss, recurrent colds, ear pain, no sense of smell, discharge from my nose is thick and can be yellow and stringy, always low energy, I prefer to be out of doors, if I can’t open a window I feel I can’t breath and have to leave, symptons can be mild but worse with flu. I’m hoping you can suggest which remedy/remedys I could take to help.
    Thank you Irene Reeve

  11. My daughter has chronic sinusitis all type of allopathic medicine take but not cure. She is suffering since more than 10 years. She is now 12 years old. She has nose blockage and breath from mouth along with bed smell. She has recurrent fever and takes antibiotics. Citi Scan shows complete blockage and mucus spread behind eyes
    Kindly suggest a particular medicine / treatment for her .

  12. I am suffering for Tinnitus in my left ear for the last twenty five years. I have consulted my ENT Physicians and Surgeons but all in vain. I really appreciate if you please help me in this cause and let me know that this tinnitus is curable or not in homeopathic practice?

  13. I am suffering from 25year sinusitis all type of allopathic medicine take but not cure weather change is the main cause severe headache depression weakness and have completely nervous and go to bed please help me and prescribed homeopathic medicin thank you sir

  14. I (42 years male) request for advice on my allergy problem where symptoms are as:
    -blocked nose 1 side, watery discharge from nose, sneezing sometime 10-20 sneeze at length. this problem is from last many years
    -problem generally start during weather change like starting from Jul onward during rainy season (apr to mid jul are generally fine) but jul to Mar are problematic.
    -when take cetirizine feel better but feeling of drowsiness and weakness.
    -taking regular steam and feel relief but not permanent cure.
    pl advise what best homeopathy treatment to cure this.

  15. Sir I have allergies problem sneezing ,nose bleeding, headache eye back site,nose close, doctor say polyps also. Allergies septoplast operation done in 2007, But again same problem create.
    Pls.sir give suggestions.

  16. I’m 43 years old male , I’m Allergic athamatic from childhood. I Easily catch cold On exposure while sweating or after taking bath and weather change , phlegm deposit inside chest , congestion , breathing problem .

    Since last 6 years I’ve been suffering from Sinusitis and indigestion
    1 watery nose .
    2. very thick , sticky and stubborn greenish yellow brown phlegm and crust of phlegm deposit inside nose .
    3. sometimes swelling on face.
    4. Had undergone surgery but all in vain.
    5. most of the time Stomach bloats after whatever I eat.
    5 Stool is NOT FIRM.

  17. hi sir, I am suffering frequently running nose, sneezing, nose blocked. ….I could not sleeping properly. ….Sir what medicine could use for me in which you are prescribed

  18. Sir I am suffering from cronic sinus and left side and right side headache from last 20 year now I have loss of smell and always sneezing.

  19. Hello Doctor Sab
    My name is Sharma and I am 26 years old . I have sinusitis problem last 2 years. My nose is blocked and due to which I can not sleep at night and can not breath properly. Kindly help me and advice me best homeopathy medicine. Please also suggest forbidden foods during treatment. I shall be greatfull


  20. sr mera SB test ho gya h like ct scan xray montuk test cough test but kuch ni nikalta h or morning me 8 se 3 tak cough bhot ata h

  21. श्रीमान 24 घंटे नाक अवरूद्ध रहती ह।मुह से साँस ले पाता हूँ, विगत10 वर्षो से पीड़ित हूँ । उपचार देने की कृपा करें । धन्यवाद ।

  22. I am suffering from a swelling in right lower gum at the region of 3rd molar tooth. Area is very painful & the pain radiates from the right submandibular gland upto the right ear. Aggrevated byou pressure. 3rd molar tooth has not erupted yet. So what will be the probable medicine?

  23. I am suffering from chronic sinusitis since more than 06 years. I took allopathic and homeopathic too now continuously from 7 months I am taking homeopathic medicine but even I am getting heaviness in my left side of forhead which starts from my left eye to ear.
    Kindly advise us what should I do someone advising me to go for surgery.

  24. my wife is a patient of asthma and also severe nasal discharge since last ten years. pl suggest any good medicine for control of this 2 disease

  25. SIR

  26. i am suffering from chronic sinusitis from last 4 years the doctors prescribed many anti allergies and antibiotics but the result was nothing and now doctors are prescribing surgery can you please help me without surgery and cure my problem permanently

  27. Hi Sir, I am 32 Years old, I m suffering from sinus for last 6 years, I musing Otrivin for the remedy, took alopathic medicine for quite some time, Nowadays its becoming worse. Nose blockage is a permanant one, with runnning nose, sneezing at the least 100 times a day. I dont have much cough. I use the spray quite often, it differs according to the climatic conditions. Winter is worst.

    I kindly request you to prescribe me medicines to get a permanent solutions for this state.

  28. Dear sir, I have the same problem as Mr. Prashant Agarwal, all symptoms are same. Whenever I come in contact with any allergen like dust, polutant, pollen, bacterial spores etc. I also have a stroke of sinusitis on sudden temperature change. My nose is always dry on inside. Many times my face near nose and eyes is swollen. Problem agrevates in morning and when I fell on my bed I.e I m 90° to the ground. Please suggest me homeo medicine with dosage. I am 15 years old. This is my problem since 4-5 years but only worse since 1.5 years back.

  29. Sir, I am 23 years old and I am suffering from sinus since last 4 years. And i don’t have running nose, i always get cough through mouth and in nights it become very difficult to breathe through nose and i breathe through mouth. In morning, when i wake up my lips become chapped and mouth become dry. I always feel headache above eyes ,eye brows and under eyes. I have watering eyes and lot of itching happens in my eyes, this problem is also because of allergy. I have an allergy from dust, pollution etc.
    Please prescribed me best homeopathic medicine to cure it permanently. I will be highly obliged.
    Thank you in advance!

  30. Sir, I am suffering from sinus from last 10 years, my both nose has blocked, and sometimes there is pain in my right eye. in cold season and in dust area continus my nose is blocked and nose blows . Kindly suggest me the suitable medicines with dose. Regards

  31. Hi,
    I have been suffering from sinusitis since 2008. Had undergone surgery in 2014 but still sinusitis is not eliminated. Please let me know if there is any resolution of elimination of disease permanently.

  32. Hi Dr. I’m a 36yr old female living in South Africa. L have had chronic sinusitis for as long as I can remember. Most of my days I’m blocked both if not one nose, Im constantly dripping, the inside of my nose is always swollen. This also makes my eyes water all the time. I snore, sleep with my mouth open and can’t remember the last time I had a peaceful sleep or day where I breathe on closed lips.
    I need your help
    Please help

  33. Sir I am suffering from sinusitis & my right side of the nose blocked and also breathing problems. Please help me in this regard

  34. I am suffering from sinus around 05 years I tried a lot from allopathy but could not be well and get rid of as sinus problems ! All time watery discharge from nose nose blocked yellowish discharge heaviness around nose is mine problem please do advice !

  35. Dear sir, i’m from patna.main bachpan se hi sardi se grasit hu or main abhi 24 year ka hu.maine ek doctor se contact kiya to muje bataya gya ki apko sinusitis h.sir i want to know kya homeopathic treatment ke dwara ise thik kiya ja sakta h or agar ha to kaise or iske future me kya side effect h.plz tell me thanks….

  36. I am 65 and have had a history of ear infections. My homoeopath helped me in South Africa and now I keep my sinus drops handy and have never had another ear infection. However, now I have some bug that has given me a fever for 6 days and a sore head. My ears are clear but I have an unproductive cough, almost no discharge and it is clear, but my head is very sore at the base back right and around the whole right side of my forehead and around behind the ear. It is worse when I lie down.
    I now live in America and cannot find a homoeopath

  37. I am 21 year old .like have very chronic nose are blocked and frontal head and upper eye is very painting. That time I like to close my eyes and laying .it become any season like cold , summer.
    Please advice me the best remedies for me

  38. Dear Dr.

    I am 40 years old , having a chronic sinusitis- very sensitive to cold, in very less cold exposure getting severe sneezing and running nose.. i am using cetrzine since a long time. but frequent uses of ceterzine making the cough deposition in chest and throat .

    please advice a suitable treatment-

    Thanks in advance and Best Regards,

  39. i m 22,suffering from allergic rhinitis…blocked nose.. irritation in nose..difficulty in breathing .. squeezing n watery discharge .. i have visited to any specialist but no use .. my symptoms worsen .. plz help me to recover from it

  40. I am 54, suffering from sinusitis for a 10 years. It’s worse in morning. Head, forehead, nose feel compressed. Often nostrils burn, blocked and watery discharge. mainly when im sleeping mucus filled in my mouth daily.

  41. Dear Dr
    I am above 60, thin n physically weak. I’ve been suffering from sinusitis for a few years. It’s worse in morning. Head, forehead, nose feel compressed. Often nostrils burn, blocked and watery discharge. Hypersensitive to light n sound. Dr gave nasal spray…of little help. Plz suggest homeo remedies. Thanks.

  42. I have undergone two operations on my nose.I am having polyp in my left side of the nose my age is 60.please recommend homeopathic medicine for cure.

  43. I am 50 yes old,suffering sinusitis from last 15 yrs four time operate nose and ear now I am confused which treatment will taken Dr pl adv me

  44. Jab mai thandi hawa ya dhul ke sampark me jata hu to mujhe achanak se nak se pani jaisa bahne lagta hai our sas lene me dikat hoti hai jaise lagta hai ki dam ghut jaye ga.mai koun sa homeopathy medicine lu.

  45. Hi I have sinusitis problem since 8 years and 2 years ago had an operation but it just made it worse. Went to a doctor last month and he said I have some tissues grown so other operation he recommended. I am very sensitive to cold weather and weather change. Cannot drink cold drinks. And weather change is a big problem. I often feel blockage of nose. And during winter sore throat and easily flu. I suffer all winter. But luckily in the place i live we have just 2 months of winter. Since winter is nearing i feel it already.and bought tons of mediciens. Need help please.