Sinusitis

What is Sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis occurs when the spaces inside your nose and head (sinuses) are swollen and inflamed for three months or longer, despite treatment.

This common condition interferes with the way mucus normally drains, and makes your nose stuffy. Breathing through your nose may be difficult, and the area around your eyes might feel swollen or tender.

Chronic sinusitis can be brought on by an infection, by growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or swelling of the lining of your sinuses. Also called chronic rhinosinusitis, the condition can affect both adults and children.

SYMPTOMS OF SINUSITIS

Common signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis include:

  • Nasal inflammation
  • Thick, discolored discharge from the nose
  • Drainage down the back of the throat (postnasal drainage)
  • Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Pain, tenderness and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste


Other signs and symptoms can include:

  • Ear pain
  • Aching in your upper jaw and teeth
  • Cough or throat clearing
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue


Chronic sinusitis and acute sinusitis have similar signs and symptoms, but acute sinusitis is a temporary infection of the sinuses often associated with a cold. The signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis last at least 12 weeks, but you may have several episodes of acute sinusitis before developing chronic sinusitis. Fever isn’t a common sign of chronic sinusitis, but you might have one with acute sinusitis.

HOW THE SALT CAVE CAN HELP

Salt Therapy is a clinically proven, natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group. Visiting one of our Salt Rooms 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
  • Improve general health and quality of life

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.