How Is CIRS Treated?
The treatment of CIRS from a conventional standpoint includes prescription medications. An integrative approach emphasizes a change in diet and utilizing binders and antioxidants to remove unwanted toxins.
An important early step in CIRS treatment is to remove MARCoNS and mold from deep within the nose if present. MARCoNS stands for Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci.
Another of the first recommended steps is to introduce natural binders such as bentonite clay or activated charcoal. These are both consumable and effective tools to soak up toxins that the body is having difficulty eliminating. Prescription binders such as Cholestyramine and Welchol may also be utilized.
One of the final steps in CIRS treatment may include VIP nasal spray. VIP stands for vasoactive intestinal peptide, which decreases levels of biotoxins like MMP-9 and TGF-beta1. Physicians report a 90 percent success rate with VIP nasal sprays, as well as no reported adverse side effects.
In many circumstances, functional medicine encourages patients to go on a gluten-free diet for a few months. In others, patients may need to adhere to a low amylose diet.
The No-Amylose Diet can yield great results in CIRS patients. The No-Amylose Diet eliminates:
- Processed foods
- Foods grown underground, such as potatoes, carrots, and peanuts