Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses - the cavities of the skull bone that leads through the nose. This generally means a cold, flu, allergies, or other infections. The cause is infecting bacteria, sometimes in the sinuses or chambers on either side of the nasal cavity, causing sinus problems. The common symptoms are excessive or constant sneezing, runny nose, nose or both nostrils, headaches and pressure around the head, eyes and face, loss of smell is known. The face is very sensitive to touch, but usually not swollen.
Different Types of Sinusitis :
Acute cases, which last for 4 weeks or less
Sub acute cases, which last 4 to 12 weeks
Chronic cases, which last more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
Recurrent cases, which involve several acute attacks within a year
Ayurveda suggests Nasya as an essential treatment for sinusitis. Herbal steam inhalation, Thalam and specific oral medications are also advised.