Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the treatment of a patient with acute sinusitis using Glycyrrhiza glabra.
Clinical Features: A 26-year-old woman presented with acute sinusitis of 10-day duration. Her symptoms included facial pressure and soreness around the frontal and maxillary sinuses, a headache, pharyngitis, a fever, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion with postnasal drip, a productive cough, myalgias, and fatigue.
Intervention and Outcome: After administration of 12 to 15 drops of a 2 000-mg tincture of G glabra twice a day, improvements were noted. Resolution of her symptoms occurred after 3 days of treatment.
Conclusion: For the treatment of acute sinusitis, G glabra may be a natural therapeutic remedy.
Author keywords: Sinusitis; Infection; Chiropractic
Author affiliations: National University of Health Sciences, St. Petersburg, Florida
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