Category Archives for Sinuses

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

About A sore throat or as it is known pharyngitis is characterized by any inflammation of the throat or pharynx. It is typically painful and may last for a relatively long time. It is usually caused by a viral infection in a large percentage of cases or it may be triggered by a bacterial or fungal infection or other irritants like certain chemicals or pollutants. For viral infections treatment will involve treating only the symptoms while with bacterial and fungal infections antibiotics or anti-fungals...

Home Remedies for the Flu

The influenza virus, like all viruses cannot be cured. However, the symptomatic effects of the virus infection can be alleviated temporarily with medication or natural home remedies. Many people are misled into thinking that taking flu medication when infected will speed up their recovery, but medication only makes flu symptoms tolerable while influenza runs its course. It is a healthy alternative to use natural home remedies instead of over the counter medications with high alcohol content and...

Sinus Infection Symptoms

This health condition is almost always due to an infection. When it sets in, the following symptoms will manifest themselves. Sinusitis Signs The most common symptom is a cold and feeling that the nose is congested. There is sneezing accompanied by the discomfort felt with a cold. In this case the cold will last for several days or weeks. The drainage will change color; it becomes a yellow green. Other major symptoms are frequent headaches and a fever. There is some pain in the sinuses. Bending...

Home Remedy for Cough

Coughs can be acute as those that accompany a flu or cold, or chronic and usually bring discomfort and distress to the sufferer; frequent or severe coughing typically comes with an underlying medical condition. A cough is defined as “a sudden and often repetitively occurring defense reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from excess secretions, irritants, foreign particles and microbes”. Wikipedia describes the cough reflex as: an inhalation, a forced exhalation against a...

Cold Vs Flu Symptoms

Few ailments are as commonplace as cold and flu. While these can strike virtually anyone, they are very easily treated. Cold and Flu Signs Symptoms of the common cold consist of nasal congestion, sneezing and a runny nose. Sometimes the cold is accompanied by a fever. Early on, one may get a headache or sore throat. Secretions from the nose are greenish or yellowish in color. Some of the other major signs are coughing and sore muscles. Those with the flu will feel tired and sweat a lot. The muscles...

Sinus Pain

To get rid of sinusitis, being aware of what causes it is essential. With the right approach treatment and prevention can be done more proficiently. Causes of Sinus Pain Almost invariably, some form of infection is the cause. Bacteria are the most common sources and affect those with a weak immune system. Aside from bacteria, fungi can bring it about. People who are already sick become more susceptible and may undergo throbbing or even chronic pain. Sometimes the cause may be due to food allergy....

Treatment for Sinus Infection

Often, sinus infection treatments are not necessary as they are frequently brought about by cold. But if the condition persists, any of the following may be recommended by your doctor to lessen the symptoms. Nasal Sprays Saline nasal sprays are used to clean the nasal passages. The number of times they are sprayed may vary per product. Nasal corticosteroids are sprays that deter and relieve inflammation. These include mometasone (Nasonex), fluticasone (Flonase), triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ), budesonide...

Runny Nose Remedy

A runny nose is possibly one of the most annoying side effects of the flu or allergy attacks. Also, if runny noses are not tended to properly, nasal discharge can develop into sinus complications, coughing and ear infections which cause terrible ear aches. There are several effective home remedies that will help you combat a runny nose, and evade the complications that could arise if the runny nose is not attended to effectively. Runny Nose Remedies Let us look at some of the possible home remedies...

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