Sinusitis

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Sinusitis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the tissues of the sinus cavities. These cavities exist in the skull. The tissues, when they function healthily, are filled with air, but when they get infected with germs, they get filled with fluid and get blocked. Sinusitis is much common in the winter season as the damp and cold air carries around infections and germs. In extreme cases, untreated sinusitis can lead to brain abscess, bone infections or even meningitis.

Causes

  • Swelling of the nose due to the common cold
  • Nasal Polyps – they are small abnormal growths in the lining of the nose
  • Deviated Septum – this is a shift in the nasal cavity of the nose
  • Allergic Rhinitis – this is the swelling of the lining of the nose
  • Blocked ducts

Symptoms

  • Facial pain
  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Runny or clogged nose
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Headache
  • Mucus or nasal discharge
  • Tooth ache

Ways to get relief from sinusitis:

  • Warm compress can be used to relieve facial pain
  • Use of nasal sprays and decongestants that can open blocked nasal passages
  • Avail Ayurveda treatments such as swedana and shirodhara
  • Inhalation of warm moist air or use of a humidifier

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