MOSCOW, February 7 – RIA Novosti. Sinusitis has not been recorded in cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), but if necessary, it can be treated in orbit, Elena Sigaleva, head of the department of clinical and physiological research and expertise of the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RIA Novosti.
“No cases of sinusitis have been registered at the station,” she said.
According to her, in the event of acute inflammatory diseases of the ENT organs, the cosmonaut on the ISS “has the opportunity, after consultation with the ground medical service, to use the onboard medical package, which includes modern medications for the treatment of such diseases.”
Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, American astronauts Kathleen Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and the Japanese Soichi Noguchi are currently working on the ISS.