Fungal Sinusitis

Another article making the point that HBOT is effective against fungal infections. HBOT should be one of the first therapies used in this condition! Given it’s safety and effectiveness, there should be no delay in starting treatment with HBOT. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Rhinocerebral Fungal Infection

Kajs Wyllie M

St. David's Hospital, Austin, Texas 78765-4039, USA.

J Neurosci Nurs, 1995 Jun, 27:3, 174-81

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an acutely fatal fungal infection that usually arises in the ethmoid sinuses, spreads into the orbits and then into the cranial cavity. It is typically seen in diabetic or immunocompromised patients. Therapy includes aggressive surgical debridement, administration of high-dose amphotericin-B and control of underlying predisposing conditions.

Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is another treatment modality that appears to be promising; oxygen in sufficient concentrations is fungicidal and decreases acidosis thereby increasing tissue survival.