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Dealing with a sinus headache and the accompanying eye pain is no fun for the sufferer. Throbbing pain, congestion, and pressure around your eyes, forehead, and cheek and jaw area can be so painful the person cannot think of anything else. Medications and simple home remedies can help the sinus cavi
A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation of the nasal passages and cavities. The symptoms are swollen sinuses and mucus build-up. Some people find it difficult to breathe through the nose, while others may have pain around the eyes or nose or a headache. Sinusitis is caused by
According to the University of Michigan Health System, "Sinusitis is a common condition that affects millions of people across the world. It has been estimated that as many as 35 million Americans suffer from this disease at that it accounts for at least $2.4 billion in direct medical costs alone."
Mucus is a natural defensive layer that traps particles and unwanted bacteria, expelling them from the lungs via coughing and swallowing. Mucus contains antibacterial agents. The body responds to an infection or an increase in toxicity by secreting a larger volume of mucus. This is seen in the immun
Sinus congestion can be caused by a bacterial infection or allergies. The cause of your sinus congestion will determine how it is treated by your doctor. Therefore, typically, the first line of defense in remedying sinus congestion is to get a proper diagnosis. This is followed by using the appropri
Wet noses are no fun.dogs nose image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.comNasal irrigation is a technique used to flush the inside of the nose and sinus passages. Nasal irrigation is achieved through the use of a nasal irrigation instrument that can be as simple as a cupped hand used to...
Most sore throats are caused by bacterial or viral infections. Although Grandma may not have understood that, she did have effective home remedies. Many people dismiss these as "old wive's tales," but Grandma was nobody's fool. She may not have known why soothing natural honey worked to ease your di
Graves' disease is a form of hyperthyroidism where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland and causes an overproduction of the hormone thyroxine. It is the most common form of hyperthyroidism. Women are more likely to be affected than men, and it typically occurs after age 20. Symptom
Chronic sinus infections are a major cause of chronic sinusitis and can bring about significant discomfort. The mucous membranes of the nose, throat and sinuses become inflamed and swollen, blocking the proper drainage of mucous. An infection is considered chronic if it lasts for at least eight week
The sinuses are facial cavities near your nose and eyes. A sinus infection occurs when these cavities become inflamed and infected, which results in an overabundance of mucus. Symptoms of a sinus infection often include a greenish or dark yellowish discharge from your nose, as well as congestion, pa
Smoker's CoughWhile not all smokers cough, many do and it is usually a loud, hacking cough that often results in phlegm expiration. Smokers can develop this cough for a variety of reasons. Commonly referred to as "smoker's cough," it is primarily due to harmful chemicals contained in...
Thyroid disorders are treatable.child image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.comThe thyroid is a gland in the neck that regulates the production and distribution of hormones throughout the body that are responsible for the proper functioning of cells. Children who have an underactive...
Newly available supplement, vinpocetine, may be answer to memory, cognitive and brain fog problemsfor thyroid patients, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number ofbooks and guides on thyroid disease and autoimmune disease
A dry, scratchy throat can develop with a chronic cough, cold or allergies. Signs of a dry throat include pain, and you may have difficulty swallowing foods and beverages. Quick ways to soothe a dry throat include natural at-home remedies and OTC products. If left untreated, a dry throat can worsen.