CHRONIC SINUSITIS

Chronic sinusitis is an inflammatory process that involves the paranasal sinuses and persists for 12 weeks or longer. It is also known as CRS (chronic rhinosinusitis). CRS manifest as one of three major clinical syndromes  :

  1. CRS with nasal polyps
  2. CRS without nasal polyps
  3. Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis.

SYMPTOMS :

  • Nasal stiffness
  • Postnasal drip
  • Facial fullness
  • Malaise

CRITERIA FOR CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS

  • Facial pain or pressure
  • Nasal obstruction or blockage
  • Nasal discharge
  • Purulence in the nasal cavity
  • Fever

AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW ;

Sinuses are covered with a clear mucous membrane which constantly drains into the nose which helps to keep the nasal cavity moist. Sometimes due to allergies, cold and bacterial infections sinuses get clogged and get infected. Sinusitis is a condition when there is an excess formation of kapha in the body, which can be aggravated due to many factors like cold drinks, dairy products, and smoking.

If not treated on time sinusitis can lead to further complications like Headache, snoring, bad breath, sleep apnea, brain infections, ear infections, etc.

PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT :

  • Shodhana
  • Shamana
  • shirovirechna
  • Teekshana dhoomapana

HERBAL DECONGESTANT ;

It is important to drain the clogged sinuses, A mixture of fresh ginger juice with one tsp honey taken thrice a day will work wonders.

SAFE  AND EFFECTIVE AYURVEDIC FORMULA :

  1. Sitopladi 5 parts
  2. Trikatu 1/8 the part
  3. Mahasudarshan churan 2 parts

Take 1/4th of this mixture with warm water thrice a day will be very helpful.

HERBAL ANTIBIOTIC :

Mix equal amount of the following mixture. And put them into 00 size capsules and take these capsules twice a day, with warm water :

  1. Goldenseal
  2. OSHA
  3. turmeric
  4. neem

NASAL SALINE WATER TO DRAIN THE SINUSES

Make the mild saline solution by dissolving half tsp salt into a half cup of warm water. Insert Few drops of this saline water into your nostrils to drain out the sinuses. You can also do jal neti with this water to clear out your mucus.

Put a few drops of garlic juice into each nostril while keeping your head tilted for 5 minutes. let it go inside the depth of your nostrils. Then drain out the extra amount on a tissue paper.

MEDICATED STEAM TO CLEAR UP YOUR SINUSES:

Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in hot boiled water and cover your head with a towel, lean over the pot and inhale the steam.

MAIN DRUGS :

Pippali , tvak , dhattura

AYURVEDIC VITAMINS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY:

Vardhamana rasayana , Dashmula rasayana, Chitraka Haritaki , Vyaghree Haritaki , Agasty Haritaki

Rubbing sore sinuses with warm palms brings a fresh supply of blood to the area. Press Your thumbs firmly on either side of your nose and hold for 15 – 30 seconds.

Classical formulations :

Kaphakuthara ras Thrice a day

Shvasakuthara rasa Thrice a day with tamboola Patra svarasa

Dashmula Rasayana 1 tsp twice a day

Haridra khanda  1 tsp thrice a day with warm water

Sudarshana churna 2 – 3 gm with honey 3 times a day.

Samirapannaga rasa 65mg thrice a day

Godanti bhasma 250mg  thrice a day

Laghu Sutashekhara rasa 500mg thrice a day

Tablet Vyaghryadi kashaya  2 tab 2 times a day.

YOGA THERAPY :

Pranayama : Nadi shodhana , Surya bhedana

DIET AND LIFESTYLE :

  • Avoid dairy products esp. cheese, yogurt, and ice cream
  • Avoid cold drinks
  • Avoid exposure to cold weather
  • Do not smoke cigarettes
  • Once a day, instill a little warm ghee in each nostril and sniff.
  • Do not use allopathic nasal drops, they aggravate the condition by stopping the drainage and hardening the mucus.
  • Avoid day sleep, oily foods
  • Avoid cold damp living.

Disclaimer: Information given on this site is not to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. this information is only to educate people and should not be replaced with Doctor’s prescription

Consult your doctor before using any of these medications. Thanks