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Can ayurvedic medication be taken for sinusitis?

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Question: I suffer from severe sinus and chronic cold. My sinus problem is severe in high pollen season and regions with dust. I have seen several ENT specialist during last decade but no permanent cure. I have had nasal septum reconstruction surgeries twice. But the same symptoms appeared after a year. If I walk in cold weather without a sweater/jacket and hat, I get cold. I have to wear sweater and hat during sleep in winter. I have tried almost all prescription and non-prescription nasal sprays. They help a little. I take Flonase nasal spray and Claritin antihistamine everyday year around. I do sinus rinse once or twice daily. I lubricate my nostrils with vegetable oil or ayurvedic oil. But still suffer from sinus. I have started taking bee pollen (1 tea spoon daily) six weeks ago. But not much benefit. If I don't cover my chest and heat, I get cold. In summer, fan and AC makes me sick.
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Answered by Dr. Senthilnathan Subramanian (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
sinusitis can be managed in ayurveda

Detailed Answer:
Hai XXXXXXX
Thanks for consulting us.
I have gone through your medical history thoroughly.
Frequent cold and sinusitis problems occur due to poor immune system as per ayurveda.
You need exclusive treatment protocol for your problem.
As you got hypertension and other allergic problems physical assessment and systemic examination is needed.
An ayurvedic physician need to assess you in person.

In ayurveda siniusitis problem can be managed with oral medications, panchakarma(external theraphy- nasayam),diet advise and lifestyle management.

General Treatment protocol: Sinusitis is treated by re-establishing drainage of the nasal passages, controlling or eliminating the source of the inflammation, and improving the immunity power.

Ayurvedic doctors generally recommend nasal drops such as XXXXXXX taila or Shabdindu taila to reduce congestion. These oils initially may provoke bouts of sneezing and running of water from the nose. If properly inhaled, these oils remove the blockage of the path from the sinuses of the nasal cavity.
To reduce the inflammation, you may be advised to take medicines such as Khadiraadi vati, Vyoshaadi vati, and Kaanchanaara guggulu. These medicines will produce a soothing effect and reduce the inflammation.
     Other symptoms such as headache, pain, and nasal allergies are treated with appropriate medicines. Medicines such as XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ras, Chyawana praasha, Abhraka bhasma will build up the immunity if used for a long period.
Chitraka hareetaki available in lehya form in the dose of 2 teaspoonfuls with warm milk twice daily is also an effective remedy that is commonly prescribed for sinusitis. Along with it, nasal inhalation of steam to which a few drops of XXXXXXX dhaara (a mixture of camphor, menthol etc.) are added, should be inhaled twice daily for about a week.

Treatment usually extend for 6 months.depends on the severity it may extend further.

Hope i answered your query. Kindly get back to me for further clarification.
Regards
Dr.S.senthilnathan

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Brief Answer: sinusitis can be managed in ayurveda Detailed Answer: Hai XXXXXXX Thanks for consulting us. I have gone through your medical history thoroughly. Frequent cold and sinusitis problems occur due to poor immune system as per ayurveda. You need exclusive treatment protocol for your problem. As you got hypertension and other allergic problems physical assessment and systemic examination is needed. An ayurvedic physician need to assess you in person. In ayurveda siniusitis problem can be managed with oral medications, panchakarma(external theraphy- nasayam),diet advise and lifestyle management. General Treatment protocol: Sinusitis is treated by re-establishing drainage of the nasal passages, controlling or eliminating the source of the inflammation, and improving the immunity power. Ayurvedic doctors generally recommend nasal drops such as XXXXXXX taila or Shabdindu taila to reduce congestion. These oils initially may provoke bouts of sneezing and running of water from the nose. If properly inhaled, these oils remove the blockage of the path from the sinuses of the nasal cavity. To reduce the inflammation, you may be advised to take medicines such as Khadiraadi vati, Vyoshaadi vati, and Kaanchanaara guggulu. These medicines will produce a soothing effect and reduce the inflammation. Other symptoms such as headache, pain, and nasal allergies are treated with appropriate medicines. Medicines such as XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ras, Chyawana praasha, Abhraka bhasma will build up the immunity if used for a long period. Chitraka hareetaki available in lehya form in the dose of 2 teaspoonfuls with warm milk twice daily is also an effective remedy that is commonly prescribed for sinusitis. Along with it, nasal inhalation of steam to which a few drops of XXXXXXX dhaara (a mixture of camphor, menthol etc.) are added, should be inhaled twice daily for about a week. Treatment usually extend for 6 months.depends on the severity it may extend further. Hope i answered your query. Kindly get back to me for further clarification. Regards Dr.S.senthilnathan