Acute Sinusitis

Sign/Symptoms
Drugs
Treatments
Attributes
Commonality is common
Further Tests

Risk Factors

Hay fever or other allergic conditions, nasal passage abnormalities, regular exposure to pollutants ie cigarette smoke

 

Efficacy of Alternative and Other Treatments According to GRADE* Ranking:

Bromelain (Sulphydryl Proteolytic Enzyme, Ananas Comosus):

Please note, this management does NOT treat the condition itself. It is proposed only as a weak supportive symptomatic support, and even then, has insufficient evidence to back up this claim at present.

Recommendation: Weakly in favor (Available evidence supports claims that Bromelain helps to treat sinusitis, but more study is needed as there have been some mixed results.)

Grade of Evidence: low quality of evidence

* www.gradeworkinggroup.org

Pelargonium Sidosides [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]:

Recommendation: Weakly in favor (Available evidence shows that pelargonium sidoides may be able to shorten the duration and lessen the severity of congestion that occurs during sinusitis)

Grade of Evidence: Low level of evidence

* www.gradeworkinggroup.org

Summary References:

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19382496

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18005909

3. http://www.medicinetoday.com.au/2014/august/article/pelargonium-sidoides-root-extract-bronchitis-and-sinusitis

4. http://www.drugs.com/npp/pelargonium.html

5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12807337


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