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  8th February 2010 [] Inflammatory diseases, mostly in theform of common cold are the most common disordersof the nose and accessory air sinuses. Most of theseinflammatory conditions are viral in srcin, but oftenthey are complicated by superimposed bacterialinfections having considerably greater significance.INFLAMMATIONSRHINITIS- The more elegant way of saying “commoncold”. Most commonly caused by viral infection. Theyevoke a profuse thick phlegm or mucus discharge, thickened nasal mucosa, edematous, nasal cavities arenarrowed and the turbinate are enlarge. These infections soon clear up, usually in a week if appropriatelytreated but only after 7 days if ignored. ALLERGIC RHINITIS- It is initiated by sensitivity reactions to one of a large group of allergens perhaps mostcommonly the plant pollens. The allergic reaction is characterized by marked mucosal oedema, rednessand mucous secretion. Recurrent attacks of non specific or allergic rhinitis eventually lead to focalprotrusions of the mucosa producing so –called nasal polyps which may reach 3 to 4 cm in length.CHRONIC RHINITIS- is a sequel of repeated attacks of acute rhinitis. Most cases of common cold, inflamesinuses associated (bacterial infection) with systemic upset caused sinusitis.Sinuses are hollow air spaces in the human body. They usually are referring to symptoms in one or moreof 4 pairs of cavities or sinuses known as Para nasal sinuses.These cavities located within the skull or bones of head surrounding the nose including-ã FRONTAL SINUSã MAXILLARY SINUSã ETHMOID SINUSã SPHENOID SINUSEach sinus has an opening into the nose for the free exchange of air and mucus and each is joined withnasal passages by continues mucous membrane lining.Symptoms- location of sinus pain depends on which sinus is affected.Maxillary sinusitis – can cause pain or pressure in the cheek and upper jaw area e.g. tooth ache, headache.Frontal sinusitis- can cause pain or pressure in forehead, headache,Ethmoid sinusitis- can cause pain or pressure between or behind eyes, headache.Sphenoid sinusitis- can cause pain or pressure at the top of the head, earaches, neck pain Other symptoms are- fever, weakness, tiredness, cough that may be more severe at night, runny nose or nasalcongestion, sore throat, bad breath, decrease sense of smell.TYPES OF SINUSITISã ACUTE SINUSITIS  ã CHRONIC Acute condition starts with common cold, which is caused by a virus – cold can inflame the sinuses, inchronic condition- the membranes of Para nasal sinuses and nose are thickened because they areconstantly inflamed.If a child having common cold with a clear runny nose does not mean this is sinusitis. If other symptoms caninclude a fever, cough, headache bad breath, sore throat, irritability, loss of appetite and less active,although facial pain and facial swelling is not always present. If these symptoms persist from a few daysupto a month it is called acute sinusitis. If the problem lasting 3 months or more it is termed chronicsinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is relatively rare in children. If it is untreated then it can cause Asthma. According to Ayurveda- Respiratory tract infection like pratishyaya, Peenasa (sinusitis), Kasa, swasa isproduced as a result of vitiation of kapha dosha. The root of RT problems is digestive system especiallyrelated to stomach and small intestine. When ingested food is not properly digested due to mandagani(disturbance metabolic process), so undigested substances (AMA) contributes to an increase in phlegm,not only to mucus but also thickened fluids generally, because of vitiated kapha dosha, immunity of thebody will get effect, so Ayurvedic treatment(Oral and Therapy) will help to increased the resistance power of the body.TREATMENT- According to modern medicineã antibioticsã analgesics,ã corticosteroidsã antimicrobial nasal spray sã surgical ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA-Panch karma and Kerala therapy with oral medication is quite effective insinusitis.ã Head massage with medicated oil is effective to prevent kapha from accumulating in head.ã Apply karproradi thailam  [] on face, add 4-5 drops of this thailam into boiled water andtake good steam.ã Nasyam  [] -with Anu thailam is very effective to clear the sinuses.ã Shirodhara  [] - continuous streamof medicated butter milk on forehead is very effective treatment.ORAL MEDICINES-some of them are:-ã Dasamulakatutriyadi kashayam  [] ã Indukantam kashayam  [] ã Pathyaksha dhatriayadi kashayam  [] ã Vasakadhyarishtam  [] ã Allerkhandã Agastya rasayanã Dasamula rasayan  [  route=product/product&path=95&product_id=125] PREVENTION- Avoid exposure to irritants e.g. Cigarette, and strong ordure from chemicals Avoid exposure to anything from which you are allergic. Avoid dry indoor environment and use a humidifier.Keep your nose as moist as possible with use of saline sprays.Do’sã Vit A and Vit C rich food and fruits are very effective to treat sinusitis. Mango, pumpkin, tomatoes, carrot,papaya, leafy vegetables, milk contain Vitamin A. Amla, orange, lemon contain Vit C.Don’tã Fried, freezed, heavy food should be avoided.Posted 8th February 2010 by Sudha Asokan Labels: Illness, Sinusitis   3 View comments Shiju Varghese March 15, 2010 at 1:03 PMWhich is the better head oil for a chronic sinusitis?Reply kiran March 14, 2011 at 9:14 PMGenerally oils are used to cool down the body, so i dont know if its nice to use oil especially for peoplewho suffer from cold and sinus. Look i am allergic to dust. I use amla oil mildly.Its really good. Anywaydrink aloe vera juice for resistance and its a good antioxidant to fight bacteria and other chronic illnessand use shikakhai powder or a combination with ritha(soapnut) instead of shampoo. you'll see the resultsReply Seshu Innamuri March 17, 2014 at 7:13 PMplz let me know the treatment for Sphenoid sinusitis - here muy mail mail id: seshu.innamuri@gmail.comReply  Enter your comment... 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