Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Problem Sinus

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Everybody else please read the article below.

Do you have a sinus problem like I have? Do you get those piercing headaches right behind your eyes? How about that aching in the jaw or the constant sore throat. And the sniffling, sometimes I think it will never stop.

I've tried everything for sinus relief and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I've tried every over the counter spray you can name and they seem more addictive than helpful. The doctors have given me different medication but any relief I've felt never stayed for very long. I tried running a humidifier every night but that didn't help much.

I tried using natural remedies such as boxwood leaves. I found the recipe in a herbal remedy book. I made a tea out of the boxwood leaves and drank it per the instruction 3 times a day for 3 days. It didn't help much either.

Then a sympathetic friend of mine gave me a neti pot. That's just a ceramic pot used in Yoga practice. It looks like a little tea pot with a spout on one side and a handle on the other. The idea is to fill the neti pot full of warm slightly salted water. You insert the spout in one nostril and tilt the pot and your head so the water flows out the other nostril.

I was skeptical at first but once I tried it I found that it really helped clean my nasal passages and gave me quite a bit of relief. But those damn headaches keep coming back. I guess you can't have everything.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Symptoms and causes of sinusitis - Part two

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Bacteria such as Haemophyllus Influenza or Streptococcus Pneumonia are usual inhabitants of our upper respiratory tract causing no damages to the body. When the organism is affected by another viral infection, is weaken or the sinuses are obstructed, they lead to an acute sinus infection. Fungal organisms like Aspergillus and Curvularia cause an allergic sinusitis to persons with suppressed immune systems.

Patients with nasal polyps or asthma can easily develop sinusitis during medication with non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like aspirin or Ibuprofen.

Chronic sinusitis, as well as acute sinusitis can be especially caused by the allergic rhinitis, a nasal inflammatory disease. The condition known as vasomotor rhinitis is triggered by cold air, humidity, perfumes and alcohol also induces sinus infections.

Most common cause of chronic sinusitis is allergic factors in the air producing sinus inflammation; such allergens are dust, pollen, mold and they set off allergic rhinitis, the primer stage to a chronic sinus condition. Pollution and damp weather are also important triggers for chronic sinusitis. Allergic fungal sinusitis is given by the body?s reaction to outer fungus by releasing chemical compounds which produce inflammation and cause sinusitis.

Inhaled allergens make the bodies immune and defense cells to release histamine and other allergic factors on the sinus mucosa, leading to its swelling and to blocking the mucus drainage.

Nasal polyps and septum deviation are congenital or gained anatomical abnormalities and can cause sinus infections as well by keeping the mucus inside the nasal passages. The deviated septum means the inclination of the central nose bone between the nasal passages on one side, often the left side.

People usually treat all symptoms like the ones from a cold and ignore the possibility of sinusitis. The acute sinusitis lasts longer than a cold and doesn?t get better without treatment. Doctors set the diagnosis after a complete medical history, physical exam and radiological methods. The main concern of the treatment is to reduce pain, cure the inflammation and infection and resume the nasal drainage.

Sinusitis caused by bacterial organisms can be easier cured with a combination of antibiotics and nasal decongestant sprays. This kind of medication can cause side-effects like swelling and congestion.

The worst type of sinus damage is the combination between allergic condition and sinus infection; both cause congestion, discomfort, inflammation and excessive mucus secretion. Nasal sprays with steroidal components can be used for a longer time and usually have no side effects, except maybe irritation of the mucosa of the nasal passages.

So, if you want to find out more about sinus infection or aven about home remedies for sinus infection you should visit this link http://www.sinus-infection-guide.com

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pulsatile Irrigation - ENS - and Other Sinus Issues - A Discussion; Part 2

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Secondly, I read the story on sinu-clear laser surgery. I am not familiar with this particular surgery, although it does seem interesting. However, some people who have laser surgery to reduce their turbinates end up with a similar version of empty nose; Dr. Houser calls this "ENS-Type" as they have sufficient turbinate tissue remaining but still experience some empty nose symptoms, such as paradoxical congestion. You see, the laser surgery, in this instance, damages the outer layer of nasal mucosa in order to reduce submucous turbinate tissue - the inner layer, damaging both in the process. So that's a bad experience with laser surgery. Dr. Houser has corrected these patients with alloderm implant, which has helped.

Are you familiar with sinuplasty surgeries "balloon sinuplasty" and the success/failure with it? I would think it would be neat for the pnd website to do an article on it. I wonder if it is a fad or here to stay.

Lastly, just want to comment on your statement: "To think that one?s sinus problems could be so miserable as to make a person uproot their homes is pretty drastic." Unfortunately, that is how I - and others - sometimes feel with empty nose. The cold, dry air in winter makes dealing with this problem tough. People in warm, moist climates appear with empty nose appear to cope better in the winter, since our noses have lost the turbinates, which humidify, warm, and filter air. I was just talking with an empty nose sufferer from MA who plans to move to Florida in the winter, which brings him immediately relief, maybe 25-50%.

Thanks for the article, Walt. Keep up the good work on the pnd site!


I later informed Chris that I agreed with his comments about pulsating nasal irrigation. I?ve mentioned that technique to many people over the years, but few really buy the machine and try it. I don?t know if it is the money to purchase the machine or if it just seems ?weird? to people. I tried using a neti pot before finding Dr. Grossan?s books, and it really didn?t work for me well at all. Also, the saline solution I used at the time was too strong for me. Even Dr. Josephson in his new book treats both methods as being of equal utility, but he personally uses the pulsating method, which tells you something. He didn?t mention the benefit of inciting cilia to move and function, if memory serves, and this is the main thing Dr. Grossan pushes all the time. There is no way for me to know for certain if my cilia start moving after nasal irrigation- all I know is that I?m much better using pulsating irrigation and can now control sinus infections for the most part.

It is easy to imagine that living in a cold climate would be really tough for ENS sufferers. I?ve noticed that when we are in Europe (about 2 months per year- in the summer normally) I rarely need to do nasal irrigation, although I have a travel water pik for that purpose. I don?t know if it?s the humidity or what. Another person on our list from Texas, (who actually wears some sort of filter at work every day to avoid high levels of fungus in his office!) said he felt much better on a recent trip to Italy. Environment definitely plays a part. I use a humidifier in our home and measure the level as well, but it?s not the same.

Walt Ballenberger is founder of http://www.postnasaldrip.net a resource web site for sinusitis sufferers like himself. For a free report entitled ?Sinus Treatment Success Stories?, visit http://www.postnasaldrip.net and click on the Free Report link. This resource can be of significant help to chronic sinus sufferers.

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