The Dreaded Sneeze

October 17, 2012
Allergies/Hayfever, grass, allegen, homeopathy

Allergen

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
  • HayfeverSinusWars Products
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Skin Allergies
  • Sinus Allergies
  • Fungal Allergies
  • Headaches and pain caused by allergies
  • Snoring
  • 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.

 

Websites
USA: http://www.sinuswars.com/index.asp
Canada: http://www.sinuswars.ca/
United Kingdom: http://www.sinuswars.co.uk/

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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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Why do people say “God bless U” when someone sneezes?

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.

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


Put that Sandpaper to Rest!

February 10, 2012

A Sore Scratchy ThroatEver felt as if Tiny Carpenters have been working diligently at the back of your throat with Sandpaper; and every swallow being made with utter dread?

I know of one thing I will always receive at least once a year without fail… (Besides my impending birthday and being yet another year older and no wiser of course)… Without fail I am destined to get at least one sore throat yearly.… What surprizes me the most is that it always seems to start off so innocently, almost as if the dull yet subtle ache in my throat is a figment of my ever-wandering imagination. The feeling in my throat is often so faint that at times I honestly question my sanity and have, more often than not completely ignored my inner warnings. Big Oops; and that I find out the next day as the dull subtle ache is usually grossly surpassed by the worse feeling ever…

Pharyngitis is in essence a sore throat due to inflammation of the pharynx. The pharynx is basically the back of the throat and has the tonsils and voice box situated in close proximity. It’s crazy to think… all this pain for a bit of inflammation or swelling but that’s basically it. Germs and bacteria commonly enter the airways via the nasal passages or mouth (due to mouth breathing) and cause an irritation to the linings at the back of the throat. This irritation leads to inflammation and at times a throat infection.

Besides the immense pain upon swallowing, other symptoms which generally accompany a sore throat include a fever (when an infection is present), joint and muscle aches and pains, pains in the forehead and headaches as well as swollen lymph nodes situated on either side of the neck.

When it comes to treatments there are an abundance of these on the market from throat lozenges to over the counter syrups and tablet medications. One important factor to keep in mind when treating a sore and infected throat with antibiotics is that if the throat infection is due to a virus, the antibiotic will have no effect on helping soothe and treat the sore throat as these types of medications are indicated for bacterial and not viral infections. The second important factor is to identify if any other accompanying symptoms are piggy-backing on the sore throat. These can include post nasal drip, nasal congestion, rhinitis or a runny nose and in times of an infection, colored mucus; the more radio-active in color your mucus is, the more severe the infection.

In a never ending bid to “put the Sandpaper to Rest”, I even “put out my feelers” so to say into the more holistic and natural sore throat treatments currently available and have to admit there are millions of treatments out there, most catering for either a sore throat singularly or for a sore throat with accompanying symptoms (more of a complex product). More often than not the complex products targeted a cold and flu together with a menagerie of cold or flu symptoms and as tempting as these sounded, I just didn’t have a cold or flu on its way…. Just a sore throat!

One interesting find was a natural remedy called OriThroat and Tonsil care. A recently launched product which according to its indications target the health and therefore ailments affecting the throat… These include a sore throat, swelling and inflammation of the throat tissues as well as helps aid swollen lymph nodes; all this while stimulating the immune response…  It all does sound like a very unique approach to dealing with sore throats and I must say the tiny throat-carpenters may need to put away their sandpaper with the OriThroat and Tonsil Care Remedy currently available…

SinusWars with all its current sinus products have gladly added this product to its arsenal of remedies!
Click here for more information on the OriThroat and Tonsil Care Remedy!

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to include them below.

Heres to a sandpaper free throat!
SinusWars.com

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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