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Sinusitis

What is Sinusitis??

There are 4 pairs of air filled cavities around the nose which are known as paranasal sinus. These sinuses are lined by mucous membrane. The condition in which the mucous membrane become inflammed and swollen is called Sinusitis. This leads to the impairment of the functions of sinuses thus causing symptoms.

Runny nose

Nasal congestion

Thick and discolored nasal discharge

Discharge dripping down the throat ( Post nasal discharge)

Facial pain 

Headache

Sore throat

Cough

Foul smelling breath

 

Respiratory tract infection

Allergy

Deviated Nasal septum

Nasal polyps or growth

Others: Secondary to many conditions like AIDS, Autoimmune disorders, cystic fibrosis etc.

Allergic conditions

Asthma

Deviated Nasal Septum

Nasal polyps

Dental infection

Exposure to pollution

 

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Avoid infections by following measures like washing hands and avoiding contact with people having respiratory infections

Manage allergies by avoiding the substances you are allergic to

Quit smoking

Wear mask if exposed to pollution

Stay hydrated

Use humidifier

 

Sinusitis is treated using a combination of therapies taking various factors into consideration like age of the patient, severity etc.

Treatment usually involves:

Shaman Chikitsa, which is done with the help of oral medicines to pacify the vitiated doshas

 Shodhan Chikitka or Panchkarma. Various therapies like Nasya, Shirodhara, Thalam, Vaman etc are administered.

Before things get out of hand, consult your doctor. The sooner the better