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Sinusitis - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

A swelling or inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses is known as sinusitis. When the sinuses are healthy, they are filled with air. But when get filled with fluid and get blocked, buildup of germs inside the sinuses can cause infection.

Some of the most common conditions that cause blockage inside the sinus are:

  • Swelling of the lining in the nose owing to allergic rhinitis
  • Development of nasal polyps, which are small growths in the lining inside the nose
  • A deviated septum, bringing about a change in the alignment of the nasal cavity

There are several types of sinusitis:

  • Acute sinusitis- which can start suddenly and last anywhere in between 2-4 days
  • Chronic inflamed sinusitis- which can last for more than 12 weeks
  • Recurrent sinusitis- which can happen several times in a year
  • Sinusitis is more likely to affect people who have a swelling inside their nasal cavity, like the one that happens because of a common cold. Formation of nasal polyps, blocked drainage duct inside the nose, and immune system deficiency or the medicines those that are prescribed to suppress our immune system are some of the other reasons that aggravates this disease. For children, sinusitis can happen because of allergies, excessive use of pacifiers, drinking from the bottle while lying on the back or from smoke in the environment. For diagnosis of this illness the doctor may look at your symptoms and then perform a physical check. The doctor can feel and press the patient’s face to look for tenderness in the sinus area. The doctor can also tap your teeth with a clinical aid, to see if a sinus near your nose is creating the trouble.

    Apart from this nasal endoscopy is also performed on the patient to see inside the patient’s nose and also to visualize the sinus drainage area. A nasal endoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument that has a tiny light and a digital camera attached, which is passed inside the nasal cavity after application of local anesthesia to the patients. For treatment of sinusitis, your doctor can prescribe a decongestant along with saline nasal wash. Sometimes to cure the nasal infection, doctors prescribe antibiotics to the patients. As a home remedy, using a vaporizer can be really helpful at times, since warm and moist air help if you have chronic sinusitis.

    For easing nose and sinus pain, warm compress can be recommended to the patients.

    Over-the-counter decongestants and sprays also helps to temporarily alleviate the symptoms of this disease.

Can't be cured, but treatment helps Require medical diagnosis Lab test sometimes required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Symptoms
Stuffy-up or running nose. Loss of smell A feeling of fullness or congestion in the face. In rare cases, pus inside the nasal cavity. Bad breath, fatigue and fever.

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Acute/Chronic Sinusitis - Permanent cure only in Homoeopathy

Dr. Mukesh Singh 90% (9938 ratings)
B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Chronic sinusitis is a common condition in which the cavities around nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks, despite treatment attempts. Also known as chronic rhinosinusitis, this condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus buildup.

Classical Homeopathy

Dr. Mahendra Nagar 86% (79 ratings)
BHMS, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Kota
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Classical homeopathic treatment is best for permanent treatment of:- - allergies, - hormonal imbalance, - infertility, - stones, - digestive problem, - old skin diseases, - hair problems, - growth retardation, - pneumonia, - sinusitis, - auto immune diseases, - genetic disease or malformation, etc.

Sinusitis - How Ayurveda Can Help It?

Dr. Sammeer Bbhale 90% (53 ratings)
MD Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda, Pune
Sinusitis - How Ayurveda Can Help It?
The vast majority of us never consider our sinuses when we take a full breath through the nose. For others, this problem of stuffy nose, excruciating headaches, fever and infections, in episodes of sicknesses, last up to twelve weeks no less than four times each year. We should take a look at how this issue occurs and how to help them through Maharishi Ayurveda. This is how sinusitis occurs: Sinus issues are really brought on by a fundamental irregularity in Prana Vata (the subdosha of Vata that sees the brain and the head) and Shleshaka Kapha (a subdosha of Kapha, which administers oil and dampness levels). At the point when these two sub-doshas are at the same time imbalanced, another problem emerges. Ama, the sticky waste that is a result of processing, gets blended with Shleshaka Kapha in the sinus area, shaping a more toxic, sticky bodily fluid called Shleshma. Shleshma settles in the zone and stops the channels of the sinuses. Because of the confinement and blocking, Pitta dosha likewise gets to be imbalanced, and irritation occurs. At that point when each of the three doshas are out of adjustment, the body turns into a ground for bacteria, allergens, or infections. Air contamination, changes of hot and frosty climate increase it further. Eating unnecessary measures of chilly, sweet, not being able to workout or exercise can add to the problem. Here is how it can be cured through Ayurveda: Step 1: Eat foods that are not very hot, furthermore not very chilly. Stay away from extraordinary temperatures or foods that have extreme temperatures, for example, stew peppers or super cold foods and refreshments. Eat properly cooked, warm dinners that are light, sustaining, and simple to process. For instance, for breakfast, you could eat a stewed apple, and for the dinner eat khichari (a light and sustaining porridge made with two sections rice and one section mung dhal). Step 2: Drink a lot of water seasoned with flavours, to decontaminate the sinuses of toxins and to allow the harmful waste that has developed to stream out. Bubble two quarts of water, empty the water into a bottle, and put two leaves of basil, two thin cuts of ginger, four leaves of mint, two bits of clove, and teaspoon of marshmallow root. Continue drinking this water for the duration of the day, however, make it again every morning. Step 3: Detoxify the body and restore the sinus territory. Eat a lot of natural, crisp foods grown from the ground. Abstain from eating eggplant, banana, tomato and pepper, since these block the channels. Try not to skip meals or suppers, since that will annoy the stomach and create more problems for your body.
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Common Breathing Problems - How To Treat Them?

Dr. Nikhil Modi 93% (211 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Common Breathing Problems - How To Treat Them?
We rarely take the time to think about the way we breathe. After all, breathing is an involuntary action that begins when we are born and never stops until the moment we die. However, some people find it harder to breathe than others. There are many different kinds of breathing problems that can affect the old and young and thankfully, most of them can be treated and controlled. Some breathing problems are short-term and dictated by seasons while others are chronic and long-term. Having difficulty breathing when you have a cold and a stuffy nose is considered a breathing problem. At the same time, shortness of breath caused by asthma is also a breathing problem. Other breathing problems include sinusitis, allergies and nasal congestion caused by diseases like chronic bronchitis or f chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Breathing problems can also be a result of diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, lung cancer and pneumonia. Ways it can be treated To treat a breathing problem, one must first understand and identify the factors triggering it. Avoiding these triggers can effectively reduce the frequency and intensity of breathing problems. For example, not allowing pets into your bedroom can help treat breathing problems caused by an allergy to pet dander. Similarly, wearing a nose mask when outdoors, can reduce breathing problems caused by dust and pollution. Medication can also help treat breathing problems Antihistamines and decongestants are common medications used to treat such problems. These may be prescribed as tablets to be taken orally or in the form of nasal sprays. In some cases, steroids may also be prescribed. This is usually in the case of sinusitis and chronic allergies. These drugs are intended to be inhaled so as to clear the airways. For people suffering from long-term breathing problems that are triggered by seasonal changes, taking a flu shot can help. These injections reduce the body s sensitivity to allergens and provide relief in cases of breathing problems. However, it is important to note that when it comes to breathing problems, one should never self-medicate. What works well for one person may be ineffective for another. This is because unless the medication addresses the cause of the problem, it will not be of any use. Hence, it is important to consult a doctor for a proper diagnosis and understanding of your problem. It is also advisable to consult a doctor in the early stages of having a breathing problem rather than waiting for it to escalate.

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

Dr. Rahul Bhargava 93% (139 ratings)
Fellowship In Rhinology, MS (ENT), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
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Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I have sinus and I doing all the possible treatments to cure this. But if any case I can't rid from sinus so can able to join the Indian Armed Forces.

Dr. Ravindranath Kudva 91% (506 ratings)
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
To get rid of the sinus problem only two things you need to do. 1) Get a CT scan of the sinuses done. 2) If the sinuses are affected get FESS done by an ENT surgeon asap.

Please suggest After taking ECP, it’s been 8 days I haven’t noticed any withdrawal bleeding only little light brown spotting from vagina. I am experiencing nausea, dizziness and headache. I have sinus and UTI to. Are they symptoms of pregnancy or allergic sinusitis?

Dr. Girish Dani 89% (2390 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
One needs to wait upto 10 days after ECP for withdrawal bleeding. In absence of same one needs to wait till expected period date and then do urine pregnancy test. Symptoms can be due to any.

Hi, Kindly name some famous ENT specialist doctors in patna. I think I am suffering from sinusitis.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (6667 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
You can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment as it is the best way. Till then take Kali Bich 30 one dose. And still if you want to consult ENT. Then search it on Lybrate with area and speciality wise.

I am suffering from sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and fever of 102 degrees, running nose too. I'm getting these problems more often. Please help me to avert these conditions. Is there any preventive measures please advise.

Dr. Sanjeev Mittal 90% (473 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
It is nd allergic condition always use mask during dust find out the cause which causes you allergy nd go for comprehensive allergic profile test.
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I have sinus infection and the red mucus is coming out from my nose and my right side of eye and forehead is swelled so much and doctor gave me the antiseptic is it normal I am worry about red mucus its looking like blood with saliva something like that.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (6667 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
yes you should be worried about it... Better take proper homoeopathic treatment.. You may take Kali Bich 30 one dose... see if it helps...or consult for proper treatment..

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