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...

Sinus Remedy

Sinuses are defined as paired air cavities / spaces (pockets) found in the cranial (head) bones. Sinuses are also referred to as “paranasal sinuses”. They are connected to the nose on the facial part of the skull where air passes and mucus drains. There are four pairs of sinus cavities and each cavity opens into the nasal passage so that air and mucus can pass. Unclean mucus travels from the sinus cavities into the nasal passages. Sinuses help to insulate the skull, reduce its weight...

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....

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...

Natural Cold Remedies

Acute viral rhinopharyngitis, or acute coryza, known as an upper respiratory virus, or commonly called a cold, is defined as a contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, primarily caused by rhinoviruses (group of viruses which live in the nasal passage) or the less common cold viruses known as coronaviruses, adenovirus and respiratory syncytial virus which produce mild infections in adults but can lead to severe lower respiratory tract infections in young children. The...

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...

What Causes Constant Nose Bleeding?

A nosebleed or epistaxis is described as a relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. The most common and generally harmless type of nosebleed is known as anterior which originate from the front of the nose; the second more severe type is called posterior, originating from the back of the nose and usually requires medical attention. In some severe cases blood can travel up the tear duct and emerge from the eye and travel...

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...