Nasal turbinates also called the nasal conchae are small sausage shaped structures located within the nose which are made up of bone and covered with soft tissue called mucosa. They are three in number on either side. They are named as superior, middle and inferior turbinates. They warm, humidify the air that flows from nostrils to the lungs and also filter particles like dust from this air that we breathe in. When these nasal turbinates swell, enlarge and cause hindrance to air flow and breathing then it is referred to as turbinate hypertrophy. The turbinates, mainly the middle and inferior one mostly tend to get enlarged and block airflow. Homeopathic Treatment for turbinate hypertrophy helps treat the root cause (like nasal allergies, cold, sinus inflammation) to bring about natural recovery.
- 1 Causes
- 2 Symptoms
- 3 Homeopathic Treatment for Turbinate Hypertrophy
- 3.1 Sanguinarinum Nitricum – Top Grade Medicine for Turbinate Hypertrophy
- 3.2 Lemna Minor – To Manage Nasal Blockage
- 3.3 Kali Bichrome – For Managing Cases with History of Sinusitis
- 3.4 Nux Vomica – To Manage Snoring
- 3.5 Natrum Mur – For Managing Turbinate Hypertrophy with Runny Nose
- 3.6 Phosphorus – To Manage Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)
- 3.7 Silicea – For Turbinate Hypertrophy with Pressure in Forehead
- 3.8 Calcarea Carb – For Turbinate Hypertrophy with Altered Sense of Smell
- 3.9 Pulsatilla – For Turbinate Hypertrophy with History of Chronic Cold
- 3.10 Ammonium Carb – For Nasal Blockage at Night Time
- 3.11 Arsenic Album – To Manage Symptoms of Nasal Allergies
- 3.12 Allium Cepa – For Fluent Nasal Discharges, Sneezing and Headache
- 3.13 Hepar Sulph – For Nasal Stoppage in Cold Air
The turbinates can swell and enlarge from various reasons. The first reason behind it is nasal allergies.
Secondly, it can arise in people who have tendency to recurrent colds and those who suffer from sinusitis (refers to inflammation of any of the 4 pairs of para nasal sinuses means the air spaces present in the skull).
Other reasons that can lead to it include environmental irritants and upper respiratory tract infections.
Lastly, certain medications and sometimes pregnancy also contribute to turbinate hypertrophy.
The main symptom of turbinate hypertrophy is nasal blockage and difficulty to breathe through the nose. Other symptoms of turbinate hypertrophy include snoring, altered sense of smell, nosebleeds (epistaxis), dry mouth when a person keeps mouth open to breathe because of inability to breathe through nose, slight facial pain, pressure in the forehead and runny nose.
Homeopathic Treatment for Turbinate Hypertrophy
Turbinate hypertrophy can be treated with homeopathic medicines in an excellent manner. These medicines help to reduce the swelling and enlargement of nasal turbinates. They help to manage the symptoms of turbinate hypertrophy in a very effective manner. Its symptoms including nasal blockage, snoring, altered sense of smell, nasal bleeding, pressure in the forehead and runny nose as well other nasal allergy symptoms are well managed with these medicines
Sanguinarinum Nitricum – Top Grade Medicine for Turbinate Hypertrophy
Sanguinarinum Nitricum is a leading homeopathic medicine for treating turbinate hypertrophy. It helps to reduce the enlargement of turbinates and manage its symptoms effectively. Persons needing it have complaints of nasal blockage with difficulty in breathing. They have to breathe through the mouth due to nasal blockage. This leads to dryness of the mouth in them. Sometimes they also feel pressure at the root of the nose with above symptoms. Sneezing and burning sensation in the nose are other symptoms felt by them. Apart from above, watery discharge from the nose appears sometimes.
Lemna Minor – To Manage Nasal Blockage
Homeopathic medicine Lemna Minor is prepared from fresh plants named as duckweed. This plant belongs to family lemnaceae or pistiaceae. It is beneficial to reduce swelling and enlargement of nasal turbinates. It effectively manages nasal blockage in cases of turbinate hypertrophy. It also helps to relieve nasal discharge and excessive sneezing when present in turbinate hypertrophy cases. Apart from above, it is useful to manage complaints of foul smell from nose or loss of smell.
Kali Bichrome – For Managing Cases with History of Sinusitis
Homeopathic medicine Kali Bichrome is of great help in managing cases of turbinate hypertrophy in persons having a history of sinusitis. It is helpful when the nose is dry and feels stopped up all the time. Along with this loss of smell is complained. A pressure and pain is also felt at the root of the nose. Burning sensation and soreness is also there in the nose. Other symptoms that may attend above are frequent sneezing and tenderness in the nose.
Nux Vomica – To Manage Snoring
Nux Vomica is a wonderful homoeopathic medicine to manage snoring in cases of turbinate hypertrophy. With this nasal blockage especially at night time is marked. Sneezing and nasal discharge is also present in cases needing Nux Vomica. Soreness in nostrils and headache are some other symptoms. .
Natrum Mur – For Managing Turbinate Hypertrophy with Runny Nose
Homeopathic medicine Natrum Mur is an excellent medicine for managing cases of turbinate hypertrophy in persons having runny nose. This tends to alternate with nasal blockage. With this they have intense sneezing. Sometimes they have loss of smell too. Pressure in the forehead and mild facial pain are the rest of the symptoms that they may have along with above symptoms. It is a wonderful homeopathic medicine to treat cases of turbinate hypertrophy in persons who have tendency to nasal allergies.
Phosphorus – To Manage Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)
Phosphorus is a well-indicated homeopathic medicine to manage bleeding from the nose (epistaxis) in turbinate hypertrophy cases. Persons needing it have swelling of turbinate bones. They have nasal bleeding where blood is bright red. They may have nasal bleeding many times in a day which is usually profuse. They may also feel a bad smell in the nose. They also have stoppage and fullness sensation in the nose along with above symptoms.
Silicea – For Turbinate Hypertrophy with Pressure in Forehead
Silicea is a significant homeopathic medicine to treat cases of turbinate hypertrophy when pressure in the forehead is prominent. Along with this stoppage and dryness of the nose is there. Sometimes stoppage of nose alternates with fluent nasal discharge. Loss of smell is also there. Along with these symptoms nasal bleeding may arise occasionally. Drawing pain in the root of the nose may also be felt.
Calcarea Carb – For Turbinate Hypertrophy with Altered Sense of Smell
Calcarea Carb is a well indicated medicine for treating turbinate hypertrophy with altered sense of smell. The persons needing it have either loss of smell or offensive odour in their nose. Along with this they have a stoppage of the nose with difficulty in breathing. Sometimes pain in the forehead is felt.
Pulsatilla – For Turbinate Hypertrophy with History of Chronic Cold
Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla is prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known by the name of wind flower or pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is useful for turbinate hypertrophy in persons having a history of chronic cold mostly with thick yellow green discharge from the nose. It is helpful to manage loss of smell, pain or soreness in the nose. It also manages frontal headache and nasal blockage very well.
Ammonium Carb – For Nasal Blockage at Night Time
It is a very beneficial medicine to manage nasal blockage at night time. Persons needing it have to breathe through the mouth due to stoppage of nose. Other symptoms that they may have along with above includes bleeding from nose, nasal discharge of burning character and a continuous urge to sneeze.
Arsenic Album – To Manage Symptoms of Nasal Allergies
Nasal allergies is the main reason behind turbinate hypertrophy. This medicine helps to manage nasal allergy symptoms in these cases. Here, it firstly helps to manage nasal discharges with frequent sneezing. The nasal discharge is usually watery where it is needed. It can cause a burning smarting sensation in the nostrils. Next, it also helps to relieve nasal blockage. Cases having alternate stoppage of nose and fluent coryza are also well managed with this medicine.
Allium Cepa – For Fluent Nasal Discharges, Sneezing and Headache
Allium Cepa is prepared from a common red onion that belongs to the liliaceae family. It is a very effective medicine to manage fluent nasal discharges, sneezing and headache. Usually the nasal discharges burns and corrodes the nose and upper lip. People needing it mostly complain of violent sneezing in the morning soon after rising from bed. They also feel that the sneezing worsens in a warm room. They have attending complaints of stoppage of the nose and a tight feeling at the root of the nose. They may also have crawling sensation in the nostrils or sometimes tingling, itching in the nostrils.
Hepar Sulph – For Nasal Stoppage in Cold Air
It is a very suitable medicine for managing cases that present with nasal stoppage from cold air exposure. Along with this runny or thick offensive discharge from the nose can be present. Sneezing also appears with it from cold air exposure.