What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a condition that affects the nose and sinuses. It can be triggered by a number of factors such as allergies, infections, or environmental changes. Sinusitis can occur as a result of an infection or inflammation of one or more sinuses.

Sinusitis is often caused by a fungal infection or bacterial infection. If it doesn’t get treated properly then it can develop into more serious conditions such as chronic sinusitis or sinus cancer.

Symptoms of Sinusitis?

The symptoms of sinusitis may include headache, runny nose, fever, congestion or pain in one or both eyes.

  • Nasal inflammation
  • Thick, discolored discharge from the nose
  • Drainage down the back of the throat¬†
  • Blocked or stuffy nose causing difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste

Complications of Sinusitis?

Sinusitis can lead to complications such as sinus problems, pneumonia, dental abscesses, and otitis media (middle ear infections).

Panchakarma Treatment for Sinusitis

Nasyam is the main Panchakarma therapy for treating Sinusitis. In this procedure, medicated drops of oils are instilled in each nostril and made to inhale. The potent oil helps in clearing all the phlegm from sinuses and also builds up immunity in the nasal pathway.

Also, therapies like swedanam and dhoopanam help reduce the problems due to sinusitis.

Special herbal internal ayurvedic medicines like Dasamoolakatutrayam kashayam, haridrakhantam, gopeechandanadi gulika etc are also administered.

Dr. A. V. Rajeev Nair, BAMS, MD (Ay), PDGHM, PGDMT CEO & CHIEF PHYSICIAN
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