Paediatric Sinusitis – Part 1 (What is Paediatric Sinusitis?)

November 5, 2013

What is Paediatric Sinusitis?

tPaeBabies are born with no immune system and it is only though the mothers breast milk that some immunity is acquired. As a baby grows and develops into a child he/she begins to slowly develop his/her immune system.

As ones immune system is not developed before the first several years of one’s life, it makes it easier for viruses, bacteria and other harmful agents to wreak havoc on a child system. Children are most susceptible to developing infections in the sinus cavities, nose and ear regions.

Paediatric sinusitis occurs when a child develops sinusitis after a normal cold or flu. Should this sinusitis persist, it can develop into chronic sinusitis. Physicians and otolaryngologists are often consulted to treat not only sinusitis but also help with associated symptoms. Antibiotics are usually the recommended treatment for paediatric sinusitis.

Children, like adults have 4 paired sinus cavities, the maxillary, sphenoid, ethmoid and frontal sinus cavities. At birth children have their ethmoid and maxillary sinus cavities and as they grow, the sphenoid and frontal sinus cavities develop. This occurs around the ages of 5 and 7. A child’s sinus cavities are smaller in size and have smaller openings through which mucus can drain. It is also more common for children to develop sinusitis in their ethmoid and maxillary sinus cavities.

There are three distinctions that differentiate levels of sinusitis in children:

  1. Acute Sinusitis occurs when one or more of the sinus cavities become infected and inflamed.
  2. Chronic Sinusitis occurs when the condition has persisted for longer than two months.
  3. Recurrent Sinusitis occurs when a child keeps developing sinusitis over a period a time with medical treatment providing only temporary relief.

The development of chronic sinusitis can often be a result of an immunodeficiency in a child, cystic fibrosis, an allergy such as hayfever or allergic rhinitis or even a syndrome whereby the cilia’s functioning is impaired called Immotile Cilia Syndrome.

What makes it so difficult to effectively treat bacterial sinusitis is that if a child is given antibiotics too frequently his or her body can build up a resistance to antibiotics. Frequent antibiotic use can also result in unwanted negative effects on a young child’s development.

Please be aware: Any cold or flu like symptoms that your child has and that persist over a period of 10-14 days are not always caused by a sinus infection as these can also be related to a common cold or flu.


SINUSITIS

October 4, 2013

SINUSITIS- occurs when the small, air filled spaces inside the cheekbones and forehead become inflamed due to bacterial or viral infection. This can occur in two forms; namely acute or chronic sinusitis.

  • Acute sinusitis is when the infection only lasts for a week or a few days or up to 12 weeks. While some people will only experience its symptoms once or twice in their life time, many people experience it more frequently.
  • Chronic sinusitis is the kind of sinusitis that last longer than 12 weeks, meaning that the symptoms become more agonizing and aggressive as time goes by.

The causes of Sinusitis

  • Mucus build-up in the sinuses is known to prolong the infection which is then likely to lead to chronic sinusitis.
  • Inhaling or sniffing substances that irritate the lining of the nose.
  • Dental infections that spreads from an infected tooth to a maxillary sinus.
  • Colds and flu caused by bacteria or virus which spreads to the sinuses.
  • Weak immune system leaves one vulnerable to any infection
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy can trigger nasal inflammation.
  • Asthma, smoking, diabetes, and previous injuries to the nose or cheeks.

Symptoms of Sinusitis

  • Feeling either facial pain or fullness
  • Having green or yellow discharge
  • Lack of sense of smell
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Halitosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Pressure and Headaches

 

How to treat Sinusitis?

Having identified the symptoms and an examination done, your doctor will provide a diagnosis in order to conclude on the underlying problem causing your sinusitis.

Homeopathic remedy can and has provided the most effective relief from sinusitis symptoms. http://www.sinuswars.com/sinusitis.asp


Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis – A Killer in Itself

December 10, 2012

thrombosis_cavernous_sinusAn 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.


Ever wondered just how effective those tablets your Doctor prescribed for a common cold really are?

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.

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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.


SinusWars13 a Revolutionary Products that goes to the ROOT cause of Nasal Polyps

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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Herb-Away your Nasal Polyp

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.

Bayberry

Bayberry

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.

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Where can I buy SinusWars natural products?

July 15, 2011

SinusWars ProductsIf you have ever heard of SinusWars you might be wondering how to get them? Where can you buy SinusWars remedies or how to purchase one of the SinusWars products?

There are currently 13 products in the SinusWars range and 20 products from the Orion Remedies Range. These include natural products that treat allergies, post nasal drip, ear infections, a bleeding nose, sinus infections, congestion, headaches, pain, fever, bad breath, nasal polyps, vertigo, tinnitus and even Meniere’s disease.

US citizens only:

All of these remedies can be easily bought in one of the following ways:

  1. The fastest and easiest way to get SinusWars remedies is from our website.  All you will need is your credit card and correct shipping details. You are guaranteed safe and secure ordering through the use of VeriSign protection and your products will be delivered to you within 1 to 10 days (depending on the shipping method you choose).
  2. You can buy SinusWars remedies via fax order. Please download the fax document here, print it, fill it in and fax the details to us. You will need your credit card and your correct shipping details.
  3. You can also get your SinusWars products through a money order. Please download the money order document here, print it, fill it in, take it to your nearest post office, pay for the money order and post it to us. You only need your correct shipping details.
  4. You can also buy SinusWars remedies by making use of your PayPal service. Just order online, click the PayPal button on the checkout page and you done.
  5. SinusWars remedies will be available in US stores and pharmacies soon. Join us on twitter and facebook for regular updates and information.

International purchases (We ship worldwide):

International customers can buy SinusWars products in one of the following ways:

  1. The fastest and easiest way to get SinusWars remedies is from our website.  All you will need is your credit card and correct shipping details. You are guaranteed safe and secure ordering through the use of VeriSign protection and your products will be delivered to you within 3 to 21 days (depending on the shipping method you choose).
  2. You can also buy SinusWars remedies by making use of your PayPal service. Just order online, click the PayPal button on the checkout page and you done.
  3. You can  email us to find out if there is a local distributor in or near your country. Join us on twitter and facebook for regular updates and information.

It’s that simple! Get your SinusWars remedies today!

Have a sinus free day!

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The Netti Pot

April 14, 2011

What is a netti-pot?

A netti-pot or nose bidet is a device used to clean the sinus cavities.

It is commonly shaped as an oil lamp and is usually filled with a warm saline (salt-water) solution. The spout is inserted into one nostril. The solution will go in the one nostril and come out the other side cleaning your sinuses and nasal passages.

Some people found that using the netti-pot made them feel as if they had accidentally inhaled water while swimming.

Are they effective?

Yes, they are but it only gives short-term relief to the person. The objective is to use it frequently, to wash irritants out before they cause infections. It may help to reduce snoring, a stuffy head or mouth breathing. People suffering from Chronic Sinusitis are recommended to use a netti-pot regularly as it may promote drainage of the sinuses and speed up the healing process of any inflamed tissues. It also helps to clear congestion and pressure in your sinuses and nasal passages.

SinusWars ProductsWhat more can you do?

Our SinusWars products will work well with the nasal rinses as long as it is done 15 to 20 minutes before you take the remedies. In one or two weeks, you should start to see results and probably use the netti-pot less and less….giving you long term relief. SinusWars products are completely safe with NO known side effects.

We recommend you use either:

    •  SinusWars7 that treats:
      • Congestion and pressure in the sinuses
      • Acute sinus infections
      • Swollen, blocked nose
      • Restores your sense of taste and smell
    • SinusWars8 treats:
      • Sinus problems you have been suffering with for months/years
      • congestion
      • pressure
      • infections
      • Boosts your immune system helping your body fight off future infections
    • SinusWars9 that treats:
      • All infections (green, yellow, pale colored mucus)
      • pressure
      • congestion
      • Sinusitis

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NB: The usage of other herbal/homeopathic products could neutralize (cancel) each other out and the effectiveness of our remedies may not work! The best solution to use in your netti pot would be a saline (salt-water) solution.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or visit our website!

Fighting the War on Sinus Problems,
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Sinusitis In Pets

January 10, 2011

Sinusitis not only affects humans but can have a negative impact on our fury-loved ones as well. It is an inflammatory condition affecting the sinus cavities and nasal passages, which then results in an infection.

Why do pets and humans have sinus cavities?

The sinus cavities are covered with membrane linings that produce mucus. These cavities play an important role as they keep our noses moist, filter the air we breathe and lighten the weight of our heads. Without these cavities, your head will be so heavy; it would be difficult just keeping it up!

There are slight differences in the skulls of humans, cats and dogs BUT they all work in the same way, and when they become infected, are impaired in the same way too!

Let’s compare the skulls of pets and humans:

The sinus cavities in humans and pets are named according to the bones that cover them. There are four pairs of sinus cavities.

Here is the skull of a human being, clearly showing the Frontal, Sphenoid, Maxilla and Ethmoid bones. Under these bones lie the Frontal, Sphenoidal, Maxillary and Ethmoidal sinus cavities.

This shows the sinus bones (Frontal, Sphenoid and Maxilla) and other prominent features of a dog’s skull.

This is a cat’s skull showing the Ethmoid, Frontal and Maxilla bones.

Causes of sinusitis

Sinusitis in humans Sinusitis in pets
Bacterial and viral (colds/flu) infections are the common cause of sinus infections. Bacterial, viral and fungal infections are the common cause of sinus infections.
Sinusitis is also caused by allergies, dental trauma/tooth decay and other respiratory infections. Allergies and other respiratory infections can make your pet more susceptible to a sinus infection.
Fungal infections are more prevalent in people who have immune suppressant illnesses. (AIDS, leukemia, diabetes) Tooth infections

While breathing your pet may inhale airborne bacteria, viruses or fungi. These germs then settle and multiply in the sinus cavities. Just like humans, the animal’s body will also produce more mucus to flush germs out of the sinuses, causing the mucus membranes to swell. This inflammation blocks the sinus cavity openings and allows bacteria to grow within these cavities, resulting in a sinus infection. (If your pet has allergies or other respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis or laryngitis these conditions can make your pet more prone to sinus infections). 

Sinusitis in cats and dogs can also be caused by tooth infections. If your dog/cat has a chipped or broken tooth (especially the molar teeth), bacteria can get into its hollow cavity and cause an infection. If this infection is not treated, it can move up through the root of the tooth into the maxillary sinuses (the airspaces on both sides of your pets’ nose, above the upper jaw) and develop a sinus infection. This can also occur in humans.

How will I know if my dog or cat has sinusitis?

People have special bonds with their pets. If your dog/cat behaves, reacts or responds out of character, or if you become aware that something is amiss don’t hesitate to take your loved one to the Vet.

You can also look for sinusitis symptoms, which can be seen as:

  • Coughing
  • Chocking or gagging
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose (lots of mucus from nose)
  • White discharge in corners of eyes
  • Post nasal drip
  • Loss of appetite which may be caused by your pet not having any sense of smell and taste.

If your pet exhibits any of the symptoms (above) for the first time, it is advisable that you take them to the Vet to get a diagnosis.

 Treatment

Sinusitis in pets is definitely not the end. No more worries and pain! There is a solution because SinusWars LLC have done it again! Not only do SinusWars products help with sinusitis problems in babies, toddlers, teenagers and adults but they also treat sinusitis and sinus related problems that pets encounter!

Don’t let your precious friend suffer with sinus infections any longer! There is a safe, natural solution. Here are a few SinusWars products, each designed to treat a specific problem:

These products are safe, effective, non-addictive, reliable, natural and best of all have NO side effects. SinusWars products treat the underlying causes of the conditions giving you or your pet long-term relief.

For more information, visit our site today on www.sinuswars.com. If you still not sure what remedy to use, simply click on the Remedy Finder tool. Our SinusWarriors (trained experts) are waiting to give their expert advice to you! Get a reply within 48 hours, it’s that easy!

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Fun Things you can do this Winter!

November 7, 2010

Winter can be a depressing time with it being cold and damp; especially when you have a cold or flu…

Check our Sinus Tips (to keep you sinus free this winter) …

AND

Keep reading for amazing ideas that will make sure you have lots of fun and keep your spirits high…

If you have lots of energy and don’t mind the cold then you will love these amazing OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES that you, your whole family or group of friends can do … such as:

  •   Building a snow man in the front yard! Everyone loves this!Have Fun building a snowman in your back yard!
  •   Having a snow ball fight
  •  Take a walk with your children in the snow
  •  Making a snow angel
  •  Children can play tag or hide and seek
  •  Go sledding from a nice hill
  •  Jump on a trampoline
  •  Build a snow castle or your very own igloo. Adults can build the structure while children mould the bricks.
  •  Go fishing… this is a great time to catch big fish!
  •  Ice-skate on a frozen lake or go ice-skating at a parkIce skate with friends
  •  If there is a bit of sunshine showing… bask in the sun
  •  Take a nature hike
  • Go for a 15 minute power walk around your neighborhood
  • Take a slow walk early one evening (before it gets really cold and really dark) around your neighborhood admiring how everyone decorated their houses with lights and trimmings
  • Drink hot coffee or cocoa outside
  • Go skiing or snowshoeing
  • Look for animal tracks in the snowLook for animal tracks in the snow… see how many tracks you can identify correctly to the animal that made it…
  • Make ice candles and place them in your yard. Make them by filling water in a bucket and placing a plastic cup in the center to create a hole once the water freezes. Place a stick across the top of the bucket and tape the cup to the stick so that the cup does not drift from the center. Once the water has frozen remove the cup and bucket (use warm water to loosen them) and place a lit candle in the hole. (To freeze the water you can leave the Snow Tubingbucket outside overnight or put it in the freezer). These candles make your yard look awesome and your kids will love them…
  • Go snow tubing or snow kiting

Remember to be safe and responsible when engaging in the above activities and to dress up warm when you go outside by accessorizing with gloves, hats, ear muffs, socks, scarves and a good warm jacket…

Always check the weather forecast before doing any outdoor activity. If the weather is too cold opt for one of the indoor activities instead.

If you prefer staying inside there are also many INDOOR ACTIVITIES … you can have fun by:

  •  Exercising – do simple exercises or take out that aerobics workout video and strut your stuff!
  •  Visit a museum or art gallery with your partner or a friend
  •  Take all your photo albums out (even the ones of yourself when you were growing up), get your family together (just you, your partner and your children), snuggle up on the sofa near the fireplace and go over all the pictures. You can even do this by yourself…
  • Go to the movies with your family or friends or better yet hire some of your favorite DVD movies and play them at home – don’t forget microwave popcorn the next time you at the supermarket!
  • It is usually warm at the mall or shopping center, so go shopping with friends and have lunch at one of your have coffee with a friendfavorite restaurants afterwards
  •  Take a friend or that special someone for coffee at a cozy coffee and muffin shop
  •  You can stay in bed and finish reading that book you never had a chance to
  • Get your children (or nieces and nephews) together and find the artist in you by painting, drawing and coloring pictures of the snow, Father Christmas or other fun holiday stuff!
  • Find time to decorate your home… you definitely want your home to look fantastic for Christmas when your family comes around!
  •  Had Play board gamesenough of computer games, TV games and cell phones?? Gather your family up one snowy day and bring out all your old board games like monopoly, snakes and ladders, chess, backgammon, twister, ludo or other classical games! You are bound to have fun!
  • Do you or anyone in your family know how to play a musical instrument? Invite them and their family over one cold day and create your own holiday band! Everyone should bring something to eat (like biscuits, cake, donuts or muffins) and you provide hot coffee and cocoa…yum, yum….
  •  Are your children bored? Organize with other parents and host a sleep over party for them and their friends… girls at your house and boys at another parent’s house (or vice versaJ)…
  • If you want to do something for the adults then invite a bunch of your friends and family members over and host a cocktail party. Drink reasonably and have a meal before you bring in the drinks. Compile some of the greatest musical hits and have fun!
  • Go to a spa and pamper yourself… or stay at home and create your own spa! Fill the bath with warm water and use your favorite bubble bath, essential oils and sea salt. Switch off the lights in the bathroom and fill the room with lit candles. Put a do not disturb sign on the bathroom door and relax for a few hours!
  • Create a romantic dinner for you and your partner at home (send the kids to grandma or a beloved aunt). This is a wonderful way to spend a winter evening!
  • Learn how to dance by hiring or buying an instructional DVD! Invite friends over to join or practice alone.
  • Sometimes just relaxing in bed, watching television or cozying up with the ones you love are the best things you can do in winter…

Remember that whether you choose to do indoor or outdoor activities HAVE FUN and take lots of photos to add to your memories…

Have a fantastic Winter!

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