Category Archives for Sinuses

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...

Flu Treatment

There are a variety of flu treatments that may be used when one catches influenza. This basically shows that there are a variety of approaches that people go for when they get the flu. You can choose from therapies, medications, symptomatic treatment, and others. What one has to consider when looking for a mode of treatment is avoiding bogus and fraudulent products that claim to cure the disease. Symptomatic Treatment Symptomatic treatment is sometimes the very thing that patients want to get. Relief...

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...

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...