India is greatly afflicted by sinusitis, a condition that involves inflaming of sinuses (the air cavities in the nasal passage) in your nose. About 134 million Indians suffer from chronic sinusitis, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The disease affects one in every eight Indians.
While several Indians struggle with a congested nasal and throat lining, doctors believe that metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai are more likely to see higher instances of sinusitis, owing to their pollution levels.
Some common symptoms of sinusitis involve prolonged cold, congested nose, headaches and fever. Here’s a closer breakdown of the medical problem.