What is Nasal Aspergillosis and How to Manage it?

Management of Nasal Aspergillosis

What is Nasal Aspergillosis?

Aspergillus is a ubiquitous fungus, which together with penicillium form the family of Aspergillaceae. These are commonly found in damp places, humid areas, agricultural areas, organic decaying or decomposing matter.

Aspergillus is the most common fungal pathogen in immunocompromised patients and occasionally as a destructive lesion of the maxillary sinuses, anterior palate and nasal palate and nasal passages is the result of the inhalation of spores of Aspergillosis flavus and Aspergillosis fumigates.

A few strains of aspergillus can cause serious illness in people with weakened immune system, underlying lung disease like asthma or those who have undergone a rigorous course of steroids for the treatment of COVID-19.

What are the Symptoms of Nasal Aspergillosis?

The common symptoms include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Congestion
  • Fever
  • Pain in the face and around eye

Nasal Aspergillosis in COVID-19

Amid the rising cases of mucormycosis in the country, doctors are now observing cases of another fungal infection called aspergillosis among patients who are recovering from COVID-19.

The cause of infection is the unregulated use of steroids among patients infected with the novel coronavirus in the wave of ongoing pandemic.

Patients with a history of diabetes who have undergone a rigorous course of steroids to treat COVID-19 are at a risk of developing fungal infection.

How to Manage it?

The successful management of nasal aspergillosis includes early diagnosis as it is usually fatal if not treated early. Diabetic people, people with lung disorders or who have recovered from COVID-19 should be aware about its symptoms. For its management, Ayurvedic herbal formulations can be of great use.

Prevention of Nasal Aspergillosis

IAFA offers best herbal formulations for the treatment of Nasal Aspergillosis that are listed below:

1. Nasal Air

Nasal Air by IAFA is a unique herbal formulation consisting of 7 herbs in right combination. Nasal Air is useful for Dhumapana treatment which means direct inhalation of medicated smoke by burning herbal preparation. Dhumpana is a time-tested procedure used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for respiratory disorders. When it is inhaled through nostrils, the herbal smoke creates such an uncomfortable environment for micro-organisms thus prevents infections such as nasal aspergillosis.

Method of Usage: One end of the wick is burned and the medicated smoke coming out of the wick can be inhaled.

2. Nasal All Clear X Drops

Nasal All Clear X Drops by IAFA is useful in the prevention of nasal aspergillosis. It is prepared exclusively from the ingredients mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. The combination of natural herbal ingredients makes it a natural, safe and ideal product to prevent nasal aspergillosis. These drops have nasal cleansing properties and can clear the nasal passage.

Method of usage: 4-5 drops can be instilled twice daily.

3 Res Chai-7

IAFA Res Chai-7 is a proprietary Ayurvedic preparation with 7 Ayurvedic herbs that are useful in respiratory tract ailments. The herbs present in Res Chai-7 work together in a synergistic manner. This herbal preparation works by strengthening the immune system thus preventing the spread of nasal aspergillosis.

Method of usage: ½ teaspoon in a cup to be taken twice a day.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Nasal Aspergillosis

In Ayurveda, the cause of nasal aspergillosis can be correlated to dushtapratishyaya (chronic sinusitis). It is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas but the predominant dosha involved is kaphadosha.

The Ayurvedic treatment of Nasal Aspergillosis includes the elimination of root cause by balancing the doshas, strengthening the digestive fire and enhancing the depleted immunity.

IAFA provides effective herbal remedies for the treatment of nasal aspergillosis. These herbal products are prepared using the best quality herbs.

1. IAFA Respiratory Detox Tablet

IAFA’s Respiratory Detox Tablet is the best respiratory care wellness product. It is a combination of herbs that are anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, analgesic, antibiotic in nature and boost immunity as well. This formulation is helpful in maintaining healthy respiratory system. The herbs used in the formula are Hingu, Surasa, Jivanti, Ela, Bhumi Amla, Kanthkari, Bruhati, Agaru, Pushkarmool and Ustekudus. These herbs work in a synergistic manner and provides relief in nasal aspergillosis.

Method of usage: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day.

Thus, fungal infections of the paranasal sinuses need to be recognized in order to prevent its complications.