Sinusitis can be fully cured: Doctors

Sinusitis occurs when the cavities in the nose become swollen and inflamed due to allergies, auto-immune disorders or infections. Patients commonly suffer headaches, runny or blocked nasal passage and facial pain. According to statistics by the Dubai Health Authority, about 20 per cent of the UAE population suffers from chronic sinusitis.

“We see at least five to six patients with the condition daily. I would guess about 50 per cent of the people here have sinus related problems,” Dr Das said.

The weather in the UAE also plays a huge role. Sand particles in the air as well as humidity can trigger the condition. The doctor said that it is crucial to identify the problem and seek medical help as soon as possible to avoid worsening of the condition and causing complications.

“If you do not treat sinusitis in time, it could become chronic and the infection could spread to the ears, lungs or eyes,” said Dr Magdy Dhakeb, senior consultant, head of ENT, RAK Hospital.