Sinusitis is a condition in which the air passage i.e. sinuses of the nose become swollen and inflamed. Most commonly it occurs due to an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.
A sinus is a hollow, air-filled cavity. Sinuses those hollow air passages in the skull and connected to the nasal by a narrow hole or space in the bone (ostium). In Human body four pair of sinus are
- Frontal sinus (in the forehead),
- Maxillary sinus (behind cheeks),
- Ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes), and
- Sphenoid sinus (deep behind the ethmoids).
These sinus are known as PARANASAL SINUS. The sinuses produce mucus that protects the body by trapping and moving germs away. When blockage of these opening occur or too much mucus build up , then bacteria or virus grows up easily cause sinusitis.
TYPES OF SINUSITIS
In acute sinusitis symptoms are present for 4 weeks or less.
In Sub acute sinusitis symptoms are present for 1 to 3 months. This condition may occur due to infections or allergies.
Chronic sinusitis a condition in which sinusitis remain for three months or longer time although patient taking medication.
SYMPTOMS THAT YOU MAY NOTICE
- Headache is most commonly found in sinusitis due to pressure in partially or completely blocked sinuses.
- Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
- Discolored discharge from the nose
- Congested and blocked nose
- Stiffness around nose
- Difficulty in breathing due to blockage
- Loss of smell and taste
- Post nasal drainage (PND)
- Cough and sore throat
- Bad breath due to infections
- Sometimes patient feel eye pain, ear pain also.
CAUSES FOR SINUSITIS
- Any kind of bony growth in nose
- Nasal polyps
- Deviated nasal septum
- Weak immune system
- Dental infection
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Allergic rhinitis and hay fever
DIAGNOSIS OF SINUSITIS
Diagnosis of sinusitis is made on the basis of history of patient and by doing physical examination of the patient. In chronic cases imaging techniques like CT-scan , MRI are helpful to examine nasal passage.
TREATMENT FOR SINUSITIS INCLUDES
- Nasal sprays that contains steroids or brochodilaters are widely used . Nasal sprays help prevent and treat inflammation. For eg. fluticasone, budesonide, beclomethasone etc.
- Medications are used to relieve inflammation and pain from severe sinusitis.
Antibiotics are used for sinusitis in case of any kind bacterial infection.
Surgery is to be done to clear the sinuses, in case of deviated septum, or to remove polyps or any bony growth.
AYURVEDIC VIEW FOR SINUSITIS
In Ayurveda, sinusitis can be correlated with Dushta Pratishyaya, in which the main dosha affected is Kapha along with dushti of prana vata.
As Ayurveda is the ancient science which emphasize on balancing of tridosha and treat the root cause for any ailment. Like ways the Ayurvedic approach to sinusitis treatment involve a combination detoxification processes through Panchakarma, oral medicines, dietary changes and life style modifications.
PANCHKARMA PROCEDURES FOR SINUSITIS
Nasya (shiro virechana): Nasya Karma is one of the five detoxification therapies mentioned in Ayurveda and highly successful in treating Sinusitis. In nasya karma medicated powders, oils and herbs are administered into the nostrils to stimulate the secretion of mucus and thereby dissolve and loosen mucus which reduce congestion and inflammation provide relief to patient.
Dhumpana is considered as best treatment for vat-kaphaj disorders. In dhumpana dhum of medicated herbs given to patient in systematic way by which nasal passage can be cleared and reduce the kapha.
– Steam inhalation
is also useful in nasal congestion.
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provide the best and effective treatment for Sinusitis, which naturally cure this condition in a without causing any side effects.
CAC provide you the ‘Sinusitis Care Kit’ that contains all the natural and ayurvedic medicine which are free from any kind of preservatives and adulteration , so that you can take effective ayurvedic treatment.
SINUSITIS CARE KIT
SINUSITIS CARE KIT CONTAINS–
- Cough detox Powder – 1 sachet twice daily
- Kas Shwas Hari Rasa – 1 tab. twice daily
- Cough Go Tablets – 1 tab. twice daily
- Broncho Care Syrup – 2 tsf twice daily
- Trikatu Tablets – 1 tab. twice daily
- Anu Tailam – 2-3 drops in each nostril daily
DESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES
- Cough detox Powder
This powder is the combination of ayurvedic herbs & minerals which contains – Abhrak bhasma, Sitopladi churna, Godanti bhasma, Laxmi vilas rasa, etc. The powder is beneficial in respiratory diseases and strengthen the immune system, etc.
- Kas Shwas Hari Rasa
As the name indicates this Kas Shwas Hari rasa is very effective for upper respiratory tract related problems. This is combination of ayurvedic medicines like shwas kasa chintamani rasa, laxmivilas rasa and many more that are being used from the ancient time to treat sinusitis , bronchitis etc.
- Cough go tablets
Medicated herbs used in this tablet are widely used in prevention of congestion, cough and in allergies.
- Broncho care syrup
Broncho Care syrup is purely ayurvedic formulation. It reduces kapha formation in the lungs and have expectorant action on the respiratory system. Broncho care syrup act as an antioxidant, anti inflammatory, immuno modulator .
- Anu Tailam
Anu tailam Ayurvedic nasal oil that is effective used in allergies, sinusitis, headache, etc. It cleanses and moistens the mucous membranes, kills bacteria and fungi.
- Trikatu tablets
This tablet contains herbs like saunth, pippli , marich which have properties to clear any kind of blockage due to kapha dosha, so very effectively used in dushti of kapha dosha.
‘Sinusitis Care Kit’ is very effective in expelling the aggravated kapha dosha and balancing vata dosha.
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Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1 Lakh Plus patients worldwide.