The face is comprised of many bone structures and sinuses( the empty spaces in the nasal and facial bones filled with air). A soft mucus membrane is found in the inner lining of these sinuses. The inflammation of these tissue lining leads to the accumulation of phlegm or mucus in these sinus cavities. When these accumulations stay in the membrane for a prolonged time, they get filled with fluid and germs (viruses, bacteria, and fungi) causing an infection that leads to sinusitis. In Ayurveda, it is known as Pinas and may attack people of any age. Kids suffering from cold and asthma patients are prone to Sinusitis. With increasing cases all over UAE, Ayurvedic treatment centers in Dubai can help to identify the problem and offer effective Treatment Methods for Sinusitis.
Symptoms of Sinusitis
- Congestion – difficulty in breathing due to nasal stuffiness. It occurs with even non-infectious sinusitis.
- Itching & sneezing – Continuous sneezing and/or itching of the eyes
- Facial tenderness– when facial areas over sinuses get swollen and hurt when touched.
- Headache – Severe headache leading to nausea
- Postnasal drip – drippy and runny nose with mucus overproduction from sinusitis that irritates throat tissue.
- Fever – Low-grade fever, lack of appetite, and thick nasal secretions.
- Cough – Runny nose, excessive sneezing, cough worse at night, and bad breath.
- Facial pain: Tooth pain, ear pain, and eye pain due to pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues
- Bad breath – caused due to bacterial infections
- Sore throat – Aching in your upper jaw, teeth, and sore throat.
- Fatigue – caused due to fever, body’s immune response, and persistent coughing
- Ulceration – dead cells in the necrotic center of the nasal area. It occurs with rare fungal infections.
- External agents like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pollutants
- Unhealthy eating habits of food that are oily, dry, spicy, extremely hot/cold.
- Suppressing the natural urge to emit tears or even vomit.
- Exposure to dusty, cold, or dry weather
- Late nights and daytime sleep
Types of Sinusitis
- Acute: Acute sinusitis is very common. Its characteristics include sudden onset of cold-like symptoms such as stuffy & runny nose combined with facial pain typically lasting 4 weeks or less.
- Subacute: An inflammation that lasts up to 8 weeks.
- Chronic: A condition characterized by severe sinus inflammation lasting longer than 8 weeks.
- Recurrent: Several repeated sinusitis attacks within a year.
- Maxillary- causes pain in the maxillary (cheek) area like toothache or headache.
- Frontal – causes pain in the frontal sinus cavity which is located above the eyes like headache
- Ethmoid – causes pain between and behind the eyes and headaches
- Sphenoid – often refers to the vertex or top of the head causing pain or pressure behind the eyes