Cinnabsin® - Rhinosinusitis

Rhinosinusitis – ever heard of?

Rhinosinusitis is an inflammation affecting the nose (rhinitis) and paranasal cavities, also called sinuses (sinusitis). Physicians often talk about “rhinosinusitis” when they refer to this disease. In the majority of cases, the inflammation of the sinuses follows an earlier mostly viral infection of the nose. Up to 87 % of upper respiratory tract infections cause a concomitant infection of the paranasal sinuses.

Paranasal sinuses are air-filled spaces within the bones of the skull and face connected with the nasal cavity via small drainage openings. The sinus openings within the nose can easily become blocked (e.g. by a cold) due to the swelling of the nasal mucosa. In this case, drainage of mucus from the sinuses is insufficient and sinusitis will result. Most common etiological agents of acute rhinosinusitis are viruses (e.g. rhinovirus, influenza / parainfluenza virus) – to a lesser extent bacteria. In case of chronic rhinosinusitis there may be various anatomic variations (e.g. nasal septum deviation) that trigger and support the inflammation.

Rhinosinusitis is a common disorder found in all age groups and broad levels of the population.

Together with allergic rhinitis and other upper respiratory tract infections, rhinosinusitis represents one of the most frequent disorders of the respiratory tract.

Symptoms

Cinnabsin® - Symptoms of rhinosinusitis

In contrast to acute rhinosinusitis, symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis are less seriously pronounced and less specific.

The chronic form of the disease defines itself through the persistence of symptoms.

Symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis

  • Rhinitis with watery or purulent nasal secretions
  • Swelling and hyperemia of nasal mucosa
  • Nasal congestion (impairment of nasal breathing)
  • Retronasal mucus streaks (post-nasal dripping)
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Tenderness of nerve exit spots
  • Headache (often worse by bending over)
  • Earache
  • Toothache
  • Cough
  • Mild / moderate / high fever
  • Fatigue (i.e. general loss of energy)

Symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis

  • Nasal congestion (impairment of nasal breathing)
  • Hyp- / Anosmia
  • Unspecific headache

Acute Sinusitis

Cinnabsin® - Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis (acute rhinosinusitis) is usually precipitated by an earlier infection of the upper respiratory tract. The inflamed and swollen nasal mucous membranes narrow or even block the small drainage openings of the sinuses which are located in the nasal cavity. Consequently, drainage of mucus from the sinuses is insufficient, mucus remains within the sinuses building the optimal precondition for bacterial co-infection.

With acute sinusitis, it may be difficult to breathe through the nose. Due to the nasal congestion, you may suffer from reduction or even loss of smell. Watery and / or purulent nasal discharges can also be present. The area around your eyes and face may feel swollen, and the mucus trapped within the blocked sinuses may cause pressure on the sinus walls resulting in headache and throbbing facial pain. Besides these local symptoms, there may also be general symptoms such as drowsiness, fatigue and fever. Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis mainly depends on the cause. Therapies are usually directed to relieve or reduce symptoms. In most cases, home remedies are all that's needed. However, persistent sinusitis can lead to serious infections and other complications. Rhinosinusitis which lasts more than 12 weeks, or keeps returning, is called chronic rhinosinusitis.

Cinnabsin® offers a reliable relief of acute rhinosinusitis symptoms

  • relieves nasal breathing
  • diminishes feeling of pressure and congestion in the head
  • soothes sinus headache

Moreover, Cinnabsin® shows virtually no side-effects and is recommended for use in adults and children.

Chronic Sinusitis

Cinnabsin® - chronic Sinusitis

While acute rhinosinusitis is a temporary infection of the sinuses, chronic rhinosinusitis may last for months. It often follows a persistent course of acute rhinosinusitis which has not been completely cured. It can also appear as a result of chronic rhinitis, enlarged adenoids or various anatomic variations (e.g. nasal septum deviation).

Main symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis are nasal congestion, facial pain and / or pressure and unspecific headache; other signs and symptoms are less seriously pronounced. Patients may also report a decrease in general well-being and quality of life. Treatment and prognosis of chronic rhinosinusitis is rather difficult; with the help of surgical interventions or a forceful long-term drug treatment the severity of symptoms can at least be attenuated which helps to improve patient´s quality of life.

Cinnabsin®

  • strengthens the body‘s self-defence mechanisms
  • helps your body to cope with future infections
  • is suitable for long-term treatment due to its good tolerability

Moreover, Cinnabsin® shows virtually no side-effects and is recommended for use in adults and children.

When to see a doctor: It is recommended to see an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist, if you may suffer from several, frequently recurring episodes of acute rhinosinusitis, for further evaluation and treatment.

Prevention

Cinnabsin® - has a strengthening effect on the whole body and helps the body to cope with future infections.

Cinnabsin® is a combination medicine which comprises 4 active substances: Cinnabaris, Hydrastis, Kalium bichromicum and Echinacea. The active ingredients complement each other and each contributes to the effectiveness of Cinnabsin® as they develop their respective main effect at different points of time. Cinnabsin® is recommended in acute as well as in chronic rhinosinusitis.

Compared to commonly used symptomatic treatment of rhinosinusitis which is usually directed only to alleviate symptoms Cinnabsin®, as a homeopathic product, stimulates and strengthens the body’s self-defence mechanisms and thus activates the body’s self-healing powers.

Cinnabsin® acts twofold – it helps the body to cope with acute symptoms, but it also helps the body to cope with future infections. The effectiveness of treatment with Cinnabsin® is based on the reaction of the invigorated organism itself.

A robust immune system is the best protection against infectious diseases. There are a few simple things to consider in your everyday life:

Try to avoid catching colds

by minimizing close contacts with other people suffering from a cold. Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly.

Quit or avoid smoking.

Tobacco smoke and other pollutants can irritate and inflame the mucous membranes of your respiratory tract.

Eat fit, feel fit, be fit.

A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in minerals and vitamins is essential for proper functioning of the immune system and general well-being.

Carefully manage your allergies.

Work with your doctor to keep symptoms under control.

Take exercise,

preferably moderate endurance training (e.g. jogging, walking, biking), in the fresh air. This stimulates your circulation, exercises your vascular system and makes you feel good.

Less stress, plenty of relaxation and a good night’s sleep

allow body and soul to rest and keep your body´s active defence mechanisms strong and powerful.

Helpful Tips

Cinnabsin® - Helpful Tips for Rhinosinusitis

Take care of yourself: get plenty of rest
and avoid physical exertion. This will help your body fight infection and speed recovery.

Drink plenty of fluids,
such as water or tea, preferably herbal teas with anti-inflammatory, expectorant and immune-boosting properties. This will help dilute mucous secretions and promote drainage.

Steam your sinus cavities.
Drape a towel over your head as you breathe in the steam from a bowl of hot water. If you have no fever, you can also take a hot bath, breathing in the warm, moist air will help ease pain and support mucus drainage.

Apply warm compresses to your face.
Place warm, damp towels around your nose, cheeks and eyes to ease facial pain.

Humidify the air in your rooms.
Adding moisture to the air by applying a damp towel or a bowl with water on the heating helps to keep the mucous membranes in your nose humid and improves their proper functioning.

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