Paediatric Sinusitis – Part 3 (What are the symptoms and who is more likely to develop Paediatric Sinusitis?)

May 2, 2014

What are the symptoms of Paediatric Sinusitis?

Symptoms in children tend to be more pronounced than those of adults.

  • A runny nose with colored nasal mucus. Mucus may be yellow or green and can even be clear in color. Mucus drains in large amounts.
  • Coughing, a sore throat and bad breath (halitosis) with accompanying post nasal drip or mucus running down the back of the throat.
  • A fever or increase in body temperature.
  • Lethargy
  • Facial pain (usually occurs only in children older than 5) and swelling in certain areas such as around the eyes and cheeks may occur. Headaches may also be present.
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms that last for more than two weeks / 14 days.
  • Vomiting and nausea or even an upset stomach
  • A foul odor emanating from the nasal passages.

 

Symptoms vary depending on the level of sinusitis a child has:

 

Acute Sinusitis

Sub-acute

Chronic Sinusitis

Recurrent Sinusitis

  • Lasts for over two weeks
  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Rhinitis or a runny nose
  • A fever
  • Ear infections or otitis media (middle ear infection)
  • Pain in the forehead region or headaches
  • Symptoms similar to those of a cold or flu are experienced.
  • Inflammation, swelling and discomfort felt for 1 to 1 ½ months.
  • Yellow, cloudy or colored nasal mucus.
  • Symptoms of acute sinusitis are present.
  • Sinusitis that has lasted for over 2 months.
  • Yellow or green nasal mucus.
  • All symptoms of acute sinusitis are present.
  • Sinusitis that has progressed on and off for a period of 1 year.
  • Persistent coughing
  • Recurrent Sinus infections over a period of time.
  • All symptoms of acute sinusitis are present.

Who is more likely to develop Paediatric Sinusitis?

Paediatric sinusitis is not more prevalent with regards to race, sex and age.

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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


Clinical Trials showing the effectiveness of ingredients contained in SinusWars1 (Hayfever and Allergies Remedy)

September 27, 2012
Allergies/Hayfever, grass, allegen, homeopathy

Grasses

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


Otitis media (middle ear infection)

November 28, 2011

A middle ear infection is the most common of all ear infections and is also known as Otitis Media. Otitis meaning inflammation of the ear and Media meaning middle. These types of ear infections usually take place behind the eardrum in the middle ear. Ear infections usually occur after a cold, flu or respiratory infection has been present for a few days.

When you have a cold, flu or an allergy attack the tube that connects the throat to the middle ear (Eustachian tube) becomes swollen and air is prevented from going inside the middle ear. This can create a suction that pulls liquid from the throat into the ear. This is called Otitis Media with effusion. The fluid then becomes stagnant in the middle ear causing bacteria to flourish, resulting in an ear infection.

Middle ear infections can affect any person at any age but are more common in babies and children under the age of three years old and less common in older children and adults. It is more common in babies because their Eustachian tubes are very small and easily infected.

There are three types of ear infections

 

  1. An Acute ear infection, which usually occur in children or babies after a cold or flu. Symptoms may include :
  • Irritability.
  • Fever .
  • Pain in the ear.
  • Pressure or fullness of the ear.
  • Popping sound in the ears when swallowing.
  1. Serous Otitis Media, which is the build up of fluid in the middle ear due to a blocked and swollen Eustachian tube. Symptoms may include:
  • Temporary hearing loss in the affected ear.
  • The symptoms of an acute infection.
  1. A Chronic ear infection is recurrent ear infections that can be caused by a perforated (hole in the) eardrum or the various other causes of Otitis Media. A few things that can cause recurrent ear infections are:
  • Swimming (swimmers ear).
  • Allergies.
  • Colds and flu’s.

Those who are at risk of developing an ear infection are those with:

  • A Cold/flu.
  • Active and passive smokers.
  • Respiratory illnesses.
  • Children who have a cleft palate.
  • Allergies.
  • Chronic congestion.
  • Sinusitis.
  • Pressure in the middle ear caused by an airplanes ascent and descent or when scuba diving.

Chronic Infections can be caused by:

  • Acute infections.
  • Blocked Eustachian tubes.
  • Sudden air pressure changes.
  • Incorrect earwax removal.

The general symptoms of otitis are:

  • Ear pain.
  • Fever.
  • Thick or yellow drainage from the ear (indicating that the eardrum has burst).
  • Irritability.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Vomiting.
  • Sleeping difficulties.
  • Potential hearing loss.
  • Pressure in ear, especially when lying down.
  • Headaches.
  • Dizziness.

Complications of untreated ear infections may result in:

  • Chronic ear infections can cause severe damage to the bones in the middle ear resulting in long-term hearing loss.
  • More rare complication that includes the infection spreading to the bones in the middle ear (mastoiditis), inner ear or brain.

Treatment for ear infections:

  • Antibiotics are especially good for those who are younger than 2 years old or very ill. Antibiotics should only be used when ear problems are quite serious because using antibiotics can result in forming resistant bacteria making it harder to treat the infection with antibiotics again.
  • Surgery for recurrent infections where tubes are inserted into the middle ear for drainage and ventilation, this type of surgery is called a Myringotomy.
  • SinusWars4. This SinusWars remedy will treat all ear and mastoid infections. SinusWars products work on the underlying conditions of the problem giving you long term relief. All SinusWars products are 100% safe, natural and have no side effects.

Ear infections can cause minor symptoms from pressure and fullness in the ear to major symptoms like severe pain and loss of hearing. Treat Otitis media before it leads to more serious conditions like mastoiditis or meningitis (brain infection).

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Does SinusWars work?

November 4, 2011

Want an effective sinus treatment WITHOUT SCAMS, CONS or LIES? SinusWars products are some of the best complex remedies, for sinus and sinus related conditions, available today – BUT do they really work???

To know if SinusWars products work we first need to understand HOW SinusWars products work…

If you are ill, it means that certain systems in your body have been disrupted in some way or the other, therefore causing these systems to behave “abnormally” in an attempt at healing itself. In some cases due to poor dieting, environmental pollution, allergies, some medicines or a weakened immune system the body does not heal itself and so continues to behave abnormally.

SinusWars products are made from all homeopathic ingredients. To read more about homeopathy please click here or for the history of homeopathy please click here.

Homeopathy is used to treat the underlying causes of a condition, correct the abnormalities and bring the body back to its original state. No magic or hocus pocus involved. SinusWars uses ingredients that have been rigorously tested – meaning there are clinical tests which prove that these ingredients do in-fact work.

In the case of a sinus infection, once the body detects a disruption (like bacteria) in the sinuses it starts behaving “abnormally” by producing lots of mucus to flush the bacteria or irritant out. This in turn results in pressure, congestion, a runny nose, pain and stuffiness. If not treated, other systems in the body also become disrupted through the development of post nasal drip, nasal polyps, headaches or ear infections. There are a range of SinusWars products to treat and target each of these conditions specifically.

Let’s take an example:

If one has a sinus problem – SinusWars remedies will stop the body from producing lots of mucus, unblock any trapped mucus in the sinuses, reduce inflammation and treat any infections that may be present. By treating the cause rather than just relieving the pain or drying up the mucus, SinusWars remedies offer long term relief and a more reliable solution.

SinusWars remedies have no impact on your immune system and in-fact makes your immune system stronger. These products target the underlying causes of a condition and don’t just cover up the symptoms like most over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. OTC medicines might promise instant relief but SinusWars remedies work deep from the inside out, which might result in it taking a few days longer before you see results. There is no “quick fix product” that will get rid of nasal polyps, allergies, a persistent blocked nose, post nasal drip or chronic sinusitis. Products that offer instant solutions for these conditions only provide temporary relief. You have probably had this condition for weeks, months or even years and so should allow your body (with the help of SinusWars remedies) some time to treat the causes, correct the abnormality and heal completely.

Each ingredient used to make up the SinusWars remedies have been stringently tested and only FDA recognized ingredients (found in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS), in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the official National Formulary (NF) and in other additions to this) are all approved and used in SinusWars products.

The SinusWars LLC Company truly believes in helping all sinus sufferers, in fighting the war against sinusitis and restoring one back to health safely and naturally!

So… Does SinusWars work?

Absolutely – Yes! As proven by you! Click here to view your testimonials. We have been fighting sinus problems for years!

Sometimes, however, we do loose some battles along the way – which then leads to the question….

Why doesn’t SinusWars work for me?

If you are taking SinusWars remedies and they are not working for you – there are several factors to consider.

There are four things you should look at:

  1. You might not be taking the correct product – if you suspect that this is the case, give us a call or email us with all your current symptoms, the products you been taking and how long you been taking them and we will evaluate your condition.
  2. If you are taking the correct product, you might not be taking the product consistently and the healing process has been disrupted. Take the remedies everyday without missing a dose.
  3. If you have been taking the product consistently, your body might just need more time to correct itself (this is especially true for chronic conditions, if you have had sinus problems for years  a few weeks of therapy might not be enough)

Physically, emotionally and psychologically we are all different and unique, it is no wonder that our immune systems are different and unique as well. The way you respond to any treatment whether it is prescribed antibiotics, a nasal spray bought at the drug store or SinusWars products bought over the internet… we all respond to these treatments differently. One nasal spray or antibiotic will not work for every human being.

Find what works for you!

Don’t give up!

Don’t settle for less!

You don’t have to use medicines with unwanted side effects or which have addictive properties. Why use treatments that may cause more harm to your nose and your immune system, when there are effective natural alternatives, like SinusWars, that have been used for centuries to work with your immune system instead of against or separate from it.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave us a message below. We would love to hear from you…

Have a sinus free day,
SinusWars


A deviated septum

July 18, 2011

What is a septum?

The septum is a wall dividing the nasal passages and sinus cavities in two. This wall is made mainly of bone while the front portion is made of cartilage. The septum together with the nasal passages and sinus cavities are lined with mucus membranes.

 What is a deviated septum?

A deviated septum/septal deviation is when this cartilage is either damaged or crooked.

What causes a deviated septum?

There are two main causes for a deviated septum:

  1. Nasal trauma, when the septum is injured. This injury can happen during:
  • Contact sports such as boxing, skate/snow boarding, riding a bicycle, ect…
  • Household accidents such as falling, bumping into things (clumsy), fistfights, ect…
  1. Unusual nasoseptal growth patterns also known as cartilaginous growth abnormalities, which are birth defects.

Can a deviated septum cause any complications?

Yes, there are complications that include:

  • Sinusitis, which can be caused when a deviated septum blocks a sinus opening. This makes stagnant mucus a perfect place for bacteria to thrive in causing a sinus infection.
  • Congestion is caused when a deviated septum blocks the sinus opening. Mucus then builds up in the sinus cavities causing it to block.
  • Nose bleeds. There are many tiny blood vessels in the septum that can damage easily. Injuries can cause the tip or the inside of your nose to bleed.
  • Post nasal drip is the drip of mucus down the back of the throat caused by blocked sinus cavities.
  • Difficulty breathing when nasal passages are inflamed, making the passages narrow.
  • Headaches due to congestion and pressure build up in blocked sinuses.

How is septal deviation treated?

Septoplasty. This is a surgery performed to repair or straighten a damaged septum. This procedure is mainly done for people over the age of 18 as a child’s septum only stops growing around 17-18 years. Surgeons usually wait for children to reach this age before surgery is performed.

 To find out more about what the other causes of sinus problems are visit us here!

Helping you fight Sinus Problems the Natural Way.

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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,
SinusWars.com