Home Health Lifestyle Fashion Food & Delight
Pardaphash Logo
Hindi


Humidity worsens Sinus problem




Published by:
Published on: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 at 09:16 IST
Humidity worsens Sinus problem
Washington: A new study says that the sinus gets worse due to humidity. This disease generally gets generated by infection or allergy and it results to high irritating medical condition where the nasal passage gets blocked.

"Effective treatments may need to include a focus on restoring optimal humidity and temperature in the patient's nasal airflow," said Kai Zhao, bioengineer at the Monell Centre who led the study.

In the study, 44 healthy volunteers rated symptoms of nasal congestion after breathing air from three boxes: one containing room air at normal humidity, another containing dry air at room temperature, and the third containing cold air, reports say.

The volunteers reported reduced nasal congestion after breathing from both the cold air box and the dry air box as compared with the room air box, with the cold air box decreasing reports of congestion most effectively.

Calculations revealed that humidity was also an important factor, with lower humidity associated with decreased feelings of congestion, according to a Monell Centre statement.

The authors speculate that temperature and humidity interact as air moves through the nasal cavity to influence nasal cooling. It is this cooling that is then detected by 'cool sensors' inside the nose to influence the feeling of air flow as being either easy or obstructed.

"Someone in the desert, all other things being equal, should feel less congested than someone in the jungle," said co-author Bruce Bryant, sensory scientist at Monell.

"In the low humidity of the desert, there is more evaporative cooling inside of the nose, such that the temperature of the nasal passages is lower. This leads to a feeling of greater air flow -- and less sensation of obstruction," added Bryant.
Previous
Siva Karthikeyan, Sri Divya in Tamil Film Kakki Sattai
Siva Karthikeyan, Sri Divya in Tamil Film Kakki Sattai
Shweta Tiwari promotes &TV's show Begusarai in city of Nawabs Lucknow
Shweta Tiwari promotes &TV's show Begusarai in city of Nawabs Lucknow
Sunny Leone breaches the boundaries of seduction in Tere Bin song from Leela
Sunny Leone breaches the boundaries of seduction in Tere Bin song from Leela
Indian World Cup Winning Moments in 2011
Indian World Cup Winning Moments in 2011
Television actress Drashti Dhami marries Neeraj Khemka
Television actress Drashti Dhami marries Neeraj Khemka
Exclusive: Sunny Leone raises mercury in new 'Desi Look' song from Ek Paheli Leela
Exclusive: Sunny Leone raises mercury in new 'Desi Look' song from Ek Paheli Leela
Hansika Motwani seduces in hot photographs
Hansika Motwani seduces in hot photographs
Cricket World Cup Winning Teams since 1975
Cricket World Cup Winning Teams since 1975
Selena Gomez seduces in topless pictures for V Magazine
Selena Gomez seduces in topless pictures for V Magazine
Radhika Apte hot photographs
Radhika Apte hot photographs
Deepika Padukone in a brand new Burberry  Poncho
Deepika Padukone in a brand new Burberry Poncho
World Cup 2015: Match Venues
World Cup 2015: Match Venues
Steamy Sunny Leone in Bollywood film Ek Paheli Leela
Steamy Sunny Leone in Bollywood film Ek Paheli Leela
Lucknow sees major protests over Gauri and businessman's son's killings
Lucknow sees major protests over Gauri and businessman's son's killings
Republic Day 2015
Republic Day 2015
Next

Related Stories:-

BREAKING NEWS
HC gives 4-week time to Azam Khan, UP govt. to explain why is he holding 2 offices of profits
 
Opinion Polls
Who do you feel is the best batsman in team India in World Cup 2015?
Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma
Ajinkya Rahane
Shikhar Dhawan
Suresh Raina
MS Dhoni
Others


Pardaphash name, logo and all associated elements ® and © 2011 Mahakaal News Management Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Pardaphash and the Pardaphash logo are registered marks of Mahakaal News management Pvt. Ltd.
Pardaphash is hosted with Enzoo could compute engine.
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
This page is generated in : 0.016 Seconds




EXCLUSIVE: Rail Budget 2015 Live: No new trains, fares unchanged | Highlights