December 10, 2012
An eye, nose, tooth or throat infection left untreated has the potential to spread to the sinus veins located behind the eyes causing blood clots which have the potential to become fatal. This is what happened in 2006 with a 17 year old dying from this condition.
Surgeons have however noted that this condition is rare and research is still underway to find out why the infection spreads to the sinus veins behind the eyes.
Other signs of Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis include a loss of vision, bulging eyes, headaches and a swelling of the conjunctiva, symptoms not uncommon with sinus infections.
October 23, 2012
That’s exactly what I ended up wondering after returning home with a shopping bag full of antibiotics, pain medications, mucus relievers and other smarty-like tablets. Wow, I’m starting to sound like one of those neurotic people that goes to the Doctor for the faintest of sniffles but in reality, I only really get a cold every winter season and most do go away on their own; but my latest one seems to have become super resilient to what I term my “inner fighting abilities” because I just couldn’t seem to rid myself of the cold symptoms well into the second week.
So what did my research uncover? Overall findings show that my common cold is a result of viruses and not bacteria however antibiotics are used to treat bacterial invasions and not viruses… interesting… so why all the antibiotics especially considering using antibiotics when there is no infection, can be both harmful and can lead to possible allergic reactions when overused?
One of the main reasons behind the recommendation of antibiotics for colds is that they have been found to help in treating cough symptoms with a recent study being performed on children with colds and accompanying cold symptoms. The main benefit found here was that antibiotics and anti-tussive medications (Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing) or a combination of both helps alleviate coughing which can be quite intense in children and infants so there may be a high possibility that giving antibiotics to alleviate coughing allows the child’s “inner fighting abilities” to kick-into-gear, assisting it in treating the actual cold.
Natural Flu Treatment
With natural treatments such as the SinusWars OriFlu and Cold Remedy, it’s not just the coughing that’s treated; sneezing, headaches, low grade fevers, dreaded muscles and joint aches together with chills, shivering and a runny nose are all assisted. With this remedy these symptoms are not just masked as it helps to strengthen a battered-and-bruised immune system, ensuring it bounces back into tiptop shape and ensures a cold or flu doesn’t linger for longer than absolutely necessary.
So if your “inner fighting ability” has taken an early Christmas vacation or just down-tooled on you, don’t fret… perhaps take treatment measures from the onset the natural way and if this doesn’t work, you can always make that appointment with your GP for the inevitable recommendation of antibiotics; if only to treat your coughing.
October 18, 2012
Natural Nasal Polyp Treatment
Nasal Polyp removal is becoming a common practice at most ENT’s as steroidal treatments are no longer working. SinusWars has worked extremely hard during the last 10 years to perfect a remedy that target all known aspects of nasal polyps. By working in 3 layers SinusWars13 targets that hard to reach places and assist your body in removing the unwanted growths.
These growths (nasal polyps) often cause congestion, discomfort and become a breeding ground for bacteria. Various homeopathic remedies are on the market but only treat one possible cause and not the underlining factors causing the Polyp. SinusWars looks at the whole pictures and is jam packed with only the finest ingredients targeting each and every aspect ensuring your polyps shrink and don’t bother you again.
The Sinuswars13 Remedy assists in the following ways:
- Treating nasal polyps
- Reduction of current nasal polyps
- Prevents the recurrence of polyps post-surgery
- Reduces nasal bleeds associated with nasal polyps
- Decreases the size of current nasal polyps
- Reduces swelling and thickening of mucous membrane linings
- Alleviates pain caused by nasal polyps
- Stops mouth breathing and assists in treating snoring caused by nasal polyps
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October 17, 2012
Sneezing is regarded as a forceful, sudden, uncontrolled burst of air through the mouth and nose.
What causes Sneezing?
Sneezing is usually caused by an irritation to the mucus membranes of the throat and nose and not usual a sign of a serious problem. Sneezing is a response from the sinus passages attempting to clear its passages of foreign objects.
Sneezing can be triggered by:
- Flu and cold.
- Allergens such as pollen, dust, mold and dander that you may be allergic too.
- Inhalation of drugs.
- Triggers such as air pollution, certain medicines, powders, spicy food and strong emotions.
- Breathing in corticosteroids.
The nose acts as a filtration device, and it removes the allergens by expelling them in a sneeze. The allergens that enter the nose are made up of tiny particles and it can take multiple sneezes to remove the irritants.
Homecare for Sneezing
The best way to control sneezing is to avoid exposure to allergens. Preventions or Ways to reduce the exposure:
- Minimize animal dander by removing pets from home.
- Go places with low pollen counts.
- Air filters may be used to reduce pollen in the air.
- Change furnace filters.
- Kill dust mites by washing linens in hot water.
- Remove carpets – if carpets can’t be replaced by a solid, then it must be cleaned thoroughly and frequently.
- Vacuum upholstered furniture, draperies, and other fabric items that cannot be washed, removed, or replaced regularly.
- Remove as much clutter as possible to make cleaning easier.
- Damp dusting using a dampened cloth or an oiled mop will minimize the distribution of dust through the air.
Baby’s Room – Special Tips
- Wood or plastic chairs are best for baby’s room.
- Use dust-proof casings for all bedding.
- Stuffed animals should never be placed in the crib and should be washable.
- Animal fur and dander is a potential allergen so best to keep pets out of the baby’s room.
- Overhead mobiles and wall hangings collect dust.
In most cases, moving out of the house where there is a mold spore problem can be helpful. Sneezing that is not caused by an allergy will disappear when illness causing it, is treated or cured.
Natural Treatment for Sneezing
SinusWars1 is a natural remedy that helps your body to build up a resistance against allergens, which cause your body to react violently resulting in unpleasant symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, headaches etc.
SinusWars1- Allergy Force (Comprehensive Allergy Treatment) treats the following symptoms:
- ALL TYPES OF ALLERGIES
- Sneezing and coughing
- Itchy and irritated eyes
- Allergies caused by pets, dust, pollen, dairy products, colorants and grasses
- Seasonal Allergies
- Skin Allergies
- Sinus Allergies
- Fungal Allergies
- Headaches and pain caused by allergies
- A runny nose
- Congested sinuses
When to contact a Doctor
An individual must contact his/her health care provider if sneezing is affecting his/her life and when home remedies do not work.
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October 15, 2012
Ever wondered if there are herbs you could be adding to your lunch of dinner that may just help in treating those persistent nasal polyps? Well wonder no more…
Nasal polyps are non-cancerous growths that can develop in the nasal linings of the sinus cavities and nasal passages and are often quite difficult to treat as sinus surgery is often only 50% successful.
Our first herb is Bayberry which is said to have not only astringent and antibacterial properties but also steroidal actions. Steroidal action is achieved when bayberry is used in a type of snuff.
Then there’s the infamous Goldenseal which is also purported to have astringent and antibacterial peripheries when used as a snuff. Goldenseal as a herb should however not be used whilst pregnant however Goldenseal in Homeopathic form is completely safe.
The analgesic actions of Siberian Cocklebur together with its antibacterial properties help in the reduction of nasal polyp size allowing the underlying connective tissue to reattach themselves.
These herbal items can be eaten in food (not too sure of their taste through) or taken in a herbal tablet form which for me sounds an awful lot simpler.
Other natural treatments include the Homeopathic Remedy SinusWars13; an all-natural treatment designed to help target the reason behind nasal polyps such as irritation and inflammation of the nasal linings. Once this is treated, the nasal polyp is allowed to decrease in size allowing for re-connection of connective tissue matrix; a decrease in swelling and inflammation and also clearer nasal passages as nasal mucus is allowed to drain freely.
October 11, 2012
The expression of saying “God bless you” after sneezing may have originated from a superstition, and every culture has different superstitions…
In Europe around the Middle Ages, it was believed that one’s life was tied to one’s breath, the word expire originally meaning “to exhale” and then later on gaining the additional meaning of “to come to an end” or “to die”. Therefore when one sneezed, a significant amount of breath was expelled from the body which led people to believe that sneezing could easily be fatal.
In certain parts of Eastern Asia a sneeze without an obvious cause was perceived as a sign that someone was talking about the sneezer at that very moment (ohhh… scary!).
Polish Culture believed that sneezes may be an ill-fated sign that one’s mother-in-law is speaking ill of their son-in-law at that moment. The same phenomenon is thought to correspond to a daughter-in-law and their respective mother-in-law.
In other parts of the world it was believed that a human’s soul is centrally located in the head, in the form of air. They believed that the soul may be expelled through sneezing, so they needed God’s blessing to prevent this form from happening.
Some ancient cultures believed that sneezing forced evil spirits out of the body and as such could endanger other people nearby. A blessing was believed to protect the person sneezing as well as the people around him/her.
Interesting facts about sneezing include
- A sneeze can travel at the speed of 100 mph;
- People do not sneeze when they are sleeping since the nerves are also resting;
- 18% and 35% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to bright light;
- People may sneeze due to plucking of eyebrows, since the nerve endings in the face are irritated and then fire a certain impulse that reaches the nasal nerve.
September 27, 2012
144 Allergy sufferers where selected for a random, double blind-placebo controlled clinical trial in 1986 to identify the effects of Homeopathic Remedies containing Mixed Grass Pollen 30C (1986) by a hospital based in Glasgow, Scotland (Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, with the assistance of the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology of Glasgow University).
The individuals that were randomly selected needed to have one common item; Seasonal rhinitis (Hayfever) that had persisted for two years or more. Numerous individual which made up the 144 were selected to have the placebo, on a double blind basis whilst others were given variations of twelve diverse species of grasses found in the United Kingdom.
Daily pollen counts were also identified during this study to negate any outside influences.
The results showed positive improvement:
- Patients given the Homeopathic formulation containing any of the 12 diverse grasses showed a faster reduction of allergy symptoms.
- The need for antihistamines to alleviate symptoms decreased by 50%
All these findings are according to the report published, “the observed effects of homeopathic treatment are a contemporary statement of an empirical puzzle in its third century and represents a confusing challenge to orthodox scientific models’.
Results of these findings can be found in the British Medical Associations official Journal ‘The Lancet’, under the following title ‘Is Homeopathy a Placebo Response? Controlled Trial of Homeopathic Potency with Pollen in Hayfever’ and helps ascertain the effectiveness of ingredients found in the SinusWars1, Hayfever and Allergies Remedy found online at http://www.sinuswars.com/remedies/SinusWars1.asp