Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Habbe-Shifa and Steam Inhalation
Md. Wasi Akhtar and M.M.H. Siddiqui
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2014, Vol. 9 No. 2, Pages 59-66
Present study was designed to determine the efficacy of Habb-e-Shifa and a combined therapy of Habb-e-Shifa and steam inhalation in two groups of 30 patients each of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Patients in Group I were treated with Habb-e-Shifa (2 tablets) orally twice daily for 14 days, whereas those in Group II were treated with steam inhalation along with Habb-e-Shifa (2 tablets) twice daily for 14 days. The main five symptoms of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.viz. rhinorrhoea, nasal congestion, frontal headache, nasal itching and frequent sneezing were assessed using VAS sheet. Baseline scores of symptoms were compared with final scores and analyzed statistically using Student’s‘t’ test. In both the groups the symptoms were found to be improved significantly, however the degree of effect in respect of Group II was higher as compared to Group I. The study thus demonstrated that Habb-e-Shifa is an effective drug to manage the cases of Chronic Rhinosinusitis but the maximum therapeutic effect is achieved when it is combined with steam inhalation.