About Sinusitis

In general, sinusitis develops after a cold or flu-like illness. Sinusitis is a swelling of the inner lining of the sinuses. The sinuses are the spaces between the bones in the face where air passes and where a fluid called mucus drains into the nose. Sinusitis is quite common. It feels much like a head cold, with a stuffy or runny nose and a headache

When the lining of the sinuses is at all swollen, the swelling interferes with the normal flow of mucus. Trapped mucus can then fill the sinuses, causing an uncomfortable sensation of pressure and providing an excellent environment for the growth of infection-causing bacteria.

Acute sinusitis means that the infection develops quickly (over a few days) and lasts a short time. Many cases of acute sinusitis last a week or so, but it is not unusual for it to last 2-3 weeks (that is, longer than most colds).

Symptoms Of Sinusitis

  • A blocked or runny nose. If your nose produces green or yellow mucus, you probably have a bacterial infection.
  • Pain and tenderness in the face (near the infected sinuses). You may experience a throbbing pain that is worse when you move your head, and toothache or pain in your jaw when you eat.
  • A high temperature.

Other Possible Symptoms Include:

  • A cough
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Tiredness
  • A sinus headache
  • Pressure in your ears
  • Loss of taste and smell

How Salt Can Help

  • It kills bacteria
  • It is anti-inflammatory
  • It has mucolytic effects, meaning it helps to shift retained mucus and reduce the chance of infection
  • It reduces IgE levels, meaning the immune system becomes less oversensitive

How The Salt World Can Help

Salt Therapy is a clinically proven, natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group. By visiting our Salt Room and breathing in the saline aerosol generated by our machine can significantly help to:

  • Reduce the number of hospital admissions
  • Reduce the need for inhalers and antibiotics
  • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the sinuses
  • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Prolong remission times

How Often Should You Come

  • 15-20 sessions are recommended or long term results.
  • With irreversible conditions you may need to come for more sessions.
  • The sessions should be frequent; about three a week is suggested.

In most patients, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions, if they start to feel poorly, e.g. they are coming down with a cold.

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What is sinusitis?

Inflammation in the four paired sinuses in the skull causes sinusitis.The tissues lining the sinuses are swollen.

How sinusitis occurs?

The air-filled pockets in the face called sinuses are accumulated with fluids,infection occurs called sinusitis.These are majorly causes by viruses,sometimes bacterial infections are also a possibility.

How sinusitis is diagnosed?

An allergy test Imaging test CT or MRI images Sinuses and discharge samples examination

How sinusitis is treated?

Sinusitis is treated by preventing the inflammation in the sinuses.Nasal sprays are prescribed by doctors to govern the swelling.

What are sinusitis symptoms?

Breathing difficulty,nasal block,running nose,pain and swelling around eyes,cheeks,nose and forhead are common sinuistis symptoms.

When sinusitis becomes serious?

Severe pain in eyes,ears,head and throat indicates the infection is major.Also accompanied by Dizziness and trouble opening eyes.

Sinusitis,when to see a doctor?

Fluctuating improvement in symptoms such as headache or facial pain, Existence of symptoms more than 10 days indicates you must rush to doctor.

Where does sinusitis originate from?

Viral and bacterial infections initiate sinusitis. Common cold virus and bacterial sinus infection can cause the illness.

Which bacteria causes sinusitis?

Hemophilus influenzae,Staphylococcus aureus,streptococcus pneumoniae are some of the bacteria that causes bacterial sinusitis.

Which antibiotic is used for sinusitis treatment?

Acute sinusitis subsides in ten days without any antibiotics.Whereas chronic sinusitis is treated with the help of amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin).

Sinusitis, who is at risk?

People suffering from hay fever,common cold are at risk for sinusitis.People with serious medical condition like HIV/AIDS,cystic fibrosis area also at risk.

Is sinusitis contagious?

Just like how common cold spreads,the virus causing sinus is passed on to others.Bacterial sinusitis is also contagious.

Are sinusitis and sinus infection the same?

Both are one and the same."Sinus" indicates air filled pockets in the face while "itis" means inflammation.

Is sinusitis curable?

Both acute and chronic sinusitis are curable.While the first one subsides by itself and the later goes away with some antibiotics.

Can sinusitis cause dizziness?

Due to swelling of sinuses, nasal pressure is caused.Which in turn causes dizziness and vertigo.

Can sinusitis cause sore throat?

Sore throat,cough are some of the symptoms of common cold which are true for sinus as well.These symptoms are treated using different options easily.

Will sinusitis go away without antibiotics

Normally the infections go away in 14 days without any antibiotics. But needs to be treated if it persists more than that.

Will sinusitis cause vertigo?

When the sinus infection is more critical people experience vertigo.Immediately consult your physician if suffering from Vertigo.

Can sinusitis affect your ears?

Nasal block and pressure also affects your ear pressure.Treating the infection symptoms automatically settles the ear pain.

Sinusitis, can it be serious?

Sinusitis is rarely dangerous. It can be treated just like a common cold due to a viral infection. If the condition persists for more than a week or two, consult a physician.

Sinusitis, is it bad?

Sinusitis is not a threat for a normal life, but it may be a reason for some other underlying condition.If the pain is severe and is continuing, better consult a doctor.

Can sinusitis cause blurred vision?

Inflammation and puffiness around the eyes due to the sinus pressure may also cause a disturbance to your vision.Treating the infection helps reduce the pressure as well.

Can sinusitis cause bad breath?

Presence of mucus is always a cause for bad breath. Once the infection is cured, it goes away normally. Warm water gargling and plenty of water intake cures the condition.

Do decongestants help sinusitis?

The decongestants greatly alleviates nasal congestion and also reduces the information and swelling. It also minimises the facial pressure and pain.

Can sinusitis cause jaw and teeth pain?

Infection spreading to the other parts of a sinus cavity it hurts. When the nasal canal is strained by the infection,it affects the jaw and causes pain.

Will sinusitis cause loss of appetite?

Chronic sinusitis exhibits symptoms like nausea, weariness, irregular sleep and hunger cycle. Loss of appetite is due to sore throat and loss of smell.

Will sinusitis cause nose bleed?

Dry sinuses cause nose bleeding. Too much blowing off your nose also stimulates nose bleeding. Inflammation and pressure are also the reasons.

Does sinusitis need surgery?

The surgery enlarges the gap between the sinuses allowing free Flow of air and drains.Surgery is required in case of chronic sinusitis.

Can yoga cure sinusitis?

Yoga increases the blood circulation and also clears all the nasal blocks and also relaxing stress in the body. It strengthens the nasal passages and also prevent swelling of sinuses.

How sinusitis affects brain?

Sinusitis affecting brain has no symptoms except for a severe headache. When the infection spreads to the brain this may cause seizures, hallucination and nauseating feeling.

Will sinusitis cause fever?

Normally Sinusitis is not accompanied by fever. Howerver a low grade fever is diagnosed just like a common viral infection.

Sinusitis or allergies

Allergies and sinusitis have common symptoms. However the irritation in the eyes and skin are not associated with sinusitis.Sinus infections secrete a green nasal discharge.

Success Stories

“The first day I came I could hardly breathe through my nose and I was constantly swallowing the mucous. After the first session I felt less congested, could breathe better during the night. I came regularly for the sessions and after several treatments the pressure became less on my sinuses also my headache has gone.”
– Carmen H.