Category Archives for Sinuses

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...

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...

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...

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....

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 Strep Throat

Strep throat is an infection that causes the throat to feel sore. Strep throat treatments are necessary because if it untreated, it can lead to complications like rheumatic fever and inflammation of the kidneys. Treatments Among the most widely used medications are antibiotics like azithromycin (Zithromax), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox), clindamycin (Cleocin) clarithromycin (Biaxin) and penicillin. Cephalosporin (Keflex, Ceclor) or clindamycin (Cleocin) can be given as well. Penicillin may be given...

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...

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...