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.
Thick and discolored nasal discharge
Discharge dripping down the throat ( Post nasal discharge)
Foul smelling breath
Respiratory tract infection
Deviated Nasal septum
Nasal polyps or growth
Others: Secondary to many conditions like AIDS, Autoimmune disorders, cystic fibrosis etc.
Deviated Nasal Septum
Exposure to pollution
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
Wear mask if exposed to pollution
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.