31 Million Americans Suffer From Sinus Infections
Recent studies indicate that standard antibiotics and steroid nose sprays provide little to no relief of symptoms associated with sinus infections. People suffering from sinus problems generally improved within about two weeks whether they took antibiotics, steroids, or placebos.
One such study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers randomly assigned 240 adults various treatments including amoxicillin, steroid nose spray and placebos. Patients on the drugs didn't get better more quickly than those using the placebos.
Antibiotics, particularly amoxicillin, are among the most commonly prescribed medicines for sinus infections. Amoxicillin can cause possible side effects including fever, flu symptoms, nausea, diarrhea, and possibly seizure, possible allergic reactions and drug interactions.
As indicated by the recent study, an individual seeking relief from a sinus infection could pay for a doctor's visit and a prescription without experiencing symptom relief. Instead, the person may suffer side effects from the prescribed antibiotics.
There is good news -- homeopathic medicine offers sinus sufferers a safe alternative free of side effects, allergic reactions, and drug interactions for less than the average co-pay for a doctor's visit.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used medicinal system in the world and it has been used safely and effectively for over 200 years. Unlike allopathic medicines, which suppress symptoms rather than curing, homeopathy supports the natural curative mechanisms within the body.
"The low cost of the medications and the rarity of adverse reactions make it (homeopathy) preferable, in most cases, to modern drugs. Furthermore, because the medicines are inexpensive, safe, and easy to use, individuals can learn to handle many common illnesses for which people regularly seek medical help," says William Shevin MD.