Sinusitis Natural Treatment Crofton MD

If you’ve got chronic sinusitis, you’ve probably bounced from doctor to doctor, trying countless antibiotics, enduring hellish sinus drainage—maybe even undergoing surgery. And more than likely, your headaches, congestion, and exhaustion haven’t improved. Fortunately, a number of alternative therapies can help you hop off the sinus'treatment merry-go-round.

Roberto Agustin Depetris, MD
(301) 464-0770
14300 Gallant Fox Ln Ste 122
Bowie, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Catolica De Cordoba, Fac De Med, Cordoba-Cba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1969

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Elizabeth Frances Kosnik, MD
(410) 789-0094
Millersville, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1986

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(301) 618-5578
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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(410) 266-1644
600 Ridgely Ave
Annapolis, MD
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Sjoerd Beck
(410) 266-2479
600 Ridgely Ave
Annapolis, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Seema Khosla, MD
(301) 618-3778
13102 Ogles Hope Dr
Bowie, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Coll Med, Univ Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Frederick Wiley, MD
(410) 768-3701
Millersville, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1989

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(410) 268-8992
104 Ridgely Ave Ste 301
Annapolis, MD
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1970

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(410) 266-1644
600 Ridgely Ave
Annapolis, MD
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(410) 266-1644
600 Ridgely Ave
Annapolis, MD
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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - End Sinusitis Naturally

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By Sara Altshul

If you’ve got chronic sinusitis, you’ve probably bounced from doctor to doctor, trying countless antibiotics, enduring hellish sinus drainage—maybe even undergoing surgery. And more than likely, your headaches, congestion, and exhaustion haven’t improved. Fortunately, a number of alternative therapies can help you hop off the sinus-treatment merry-go-round.

Sinusitis is an infection in the passages behind your cheeks, nose, and eyes that often follows a cold or crops up during allergy season. Symptoms may include a green or yellow nasal discharge, postnasal drip, headache, or facial tenderness. A toothache, fever, or exhaustion can also signal an attack of sinusitis. So can decreased sense of smell. An infection can last a week, a month—even years.

The good news? You can cure sinusitis yourself, no matter how long you’ve had the condition—if you address its multiple causes. So asserts Robert S. Ivker, DO, assistant clinical professor in the departments of family medicine and otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and author of Sinus Survival (Tarcher/Putnam, 2000). Other healers, such as Roberta Roberts Mittman, LAc, a licensed acupuncturist and founder of the Park Avenue Center for Well Being in New York City, agree. In Mittman’s experience, natural approaches, including diet, acupuncture, herbs, and supplements can keep you free of sinus problems permanently.

Ivker blames air pollution for the rising number of sinusitis cases. “Most major cities are significantly polluted, and the problem is worsening,” he says. “Since our nose and sinuses are our primary air filters, every breath in a polluted environment introduces irritants that can cause inflammation, swelling, and increased mucus production.”

Additionally, says Ivker, when your immune system is sluggish, either from general neglect or frequent courses of antibiotics, fungi such as candida and yeast can overwhelm the body and trigger chronic sinusitis. “Stress can reduce our immune system’s ability to fight off infection,” adds Betsy Blazek-O’Neill, MD, medical director of the Integrated Medicine Program at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. “Stress management efforts are key to preventing sinusitis—and everything else that afflicts us.”

Acupuncture to the rescue

“Many of my patients have chronic sinusitis, and have tried other treatments first,” says Mittman, who combines acupuncture with diet, herbs, and supplements to blunt allergies. “There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for sinusitis,” she says. “I use an eclectic approach to help the body heal itself.” Depending on their condition, Mittman’s patients generally start feeling better after three to five acupuncture treatments—or sooner.

“I’ve had sinus problems on and off for years, mostly due to seasonal allergies,” says Anne Shaner, a 33-year-old New Yorker who works in television production. “Last year, I had bronchitis in addition to sinusitis, and I was in a lot of pa...

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