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 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...

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...