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Sinus Conditions

What is a sinus allergy?
A sinus allergy is an immune system disorder where the body over reacts to harmless substances in the environment such as pollen, dust, mold, danders and food. Allergy producing substances are called allergens.

What causes a sinus allergy?
Allergens cause the activation of a certain type of antibody known as IgE. This antibody triggers the release of certain chemicals from cells in your nose such as histamine, resulting in an extreme inflammatory response and the associated allergy symptoms. The main causes of allergies are as follows;

  • Hereditary (runs in the family)
  • Race
  • Sex (boys have a higher risk of developing an allergy than girls)
  • Age
  • Alteration in exposure to infectious diseases during early childhood
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Allergen levels
  • Dietary changes

 

What are the symptoms?
Symptoms result from the inflammation of the nasal passages after inhaling allergens such as pollen, mold, dust etc. The symptoms include;

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal itching
  • Itchy ears and throat
  • Post nasal drip (mucous runs down the back of the throat)
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Sleep disturbances and snoring
  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches
  • Itchy, sore and puffy eyes

 

How should you treat sinus allergies?

  • SinuSoothe 100{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} Natural Nasal Spray – SinuSoothe reduces histamine therefore it relieves the symptoms of sinus allergies such as nasal congestion, runny nose etc. It also desensitizes the nasal passages to allergens therefore it provides a long term solution.
  • Natural anti-histamines – Quercetin and butterbur can be just as effective as OTC anti-histamines but without their side effects. Stinging nettle can also reduce allergic reactions. Your local health food store should be able to advise you on these and others. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.
  • Reducing stress levels – Stress contributes to ill health and should be minimised whenever possible. It reduces immune function and causes ‘flare ups’. Vitamin B complex assists the body during stressful times and magnesium, 5htp etc. can help to relax you. There are also plenty of other supplements that can relieve stress and help you to cope with it better. Pressure is healthy, stress is not.
  • Exercise – Exercise has been known to reduce allergy symptoms since the endorphins released during exercise act as natural painkillers. It can also improve immune function provided it is not over strenuous.
  • Natural anti-inflammatories – Since the symptoms of allergies are caused by inflammation it follows that by reducing inflammation you will reduce the severity of the symptoms. Omega 3,6 &9 oils, vitamin C, turmeric and ginger are all excellent natural anti-inflammatories. There are plenty of others and your local health food store should be able to advise you on these. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.
  • Boosting immune system – Eating a balanced diet and supplementing with good quality vitamins etc. will improve immune system function and your body’s ability to control histamine levels and inflammation. Vitamin C, vitamin B complex, zinc, garlic and a multi-vitamin & mineral would help boost your immune system. Your local health food store should be able to advise you.
  • Allergen barriers – Sinubalm applied inside the nostrils can catch pollen, dust, mold, dander etc. before it enters the nasal passages thus relieving and even eliminating hay fever and other sinus allergy symptoms.

 

How do you mimimise hayfever reactions?

  • Keeping doors and windows closed when the pollen count is high.
  • Staying away from areas where there is more pollen such as grass parks, especially in the early morning, late afternoon and evening when the pollen count is highest.
  • Wearing wrap around sunglasses to keep pollen out of your eyes.
  • Taking a shower and washing your hair after going outside when the pollen count is high.
  • Not drying washing outside if pollen counts are high – pollen may get trapped in the fibres of clothes and bed linen.

 

How do you mimimise other allergic reactions?

  • The only way to prevent allergic rhinitis is to avoid the allergen that causes it, so allergy testing is important to identify the exact indoor allergen that provokes the allergy.
  • House dust mite eradication can help if special attention is paid to the bedroom.
  • Synthetic duvets and pillows are better than feather fills.
  • Old mattresses harbour up to 10,000 dust mites, so use mite impermeable barrier mattress covers.
  • Wash pillow cases and covers at 60 degrees centigrade
  • Use a vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter.
  • Choose hardwood and laminate flooring, not heavy pile carpets.
  • Discourage soft toys and clutter.
  • Regularly air the bedroom to reduce humidity.

 

For severe pet allergies, unfortunately it’s best to remove the pet from the home permanently. Cat allergen spreads in the air throughout the home, even if the cat is restricted to specific areas. Although short haired and female pets carry less dander on their fur, any furry pets can trigger allergies including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and mice.

For food allergies it is quite simply a case of eliminating the particular food causing the allergy from your diet.

For allergies caused by mold and/or fungus, any signs of these in your home environment should be completely removed.

Please consult your doctor before undertaking new treatments.

Acute Sinusitis

What is acute sinusitis?
Acute sinusitis, also called acute rhinosinusitis does not last for more than 12 weeks and is inflammation of the sinuses due to a sinus infection.

What causes acute sinusitis?
The mucous membranes of the nasal passages become swollen and inflamed, the openings get blocked and proper sinus drainage is inhibited leading to a mucous build up. These blocked, inflamed sinuses create a moist environment that makes it easier for bacterial infection to occur and take hold. Usually a cold/flue or allergies cause the nasal congestion to occur.

What are the symptoms?
The symptoms include;

  • sinus/facial pain,
  • sinus/facial tenderness,
  • sinus/facial pressure
  • headaches
  • pain in teeth
  • pain in jaw
  • pain in ears
  • pain through and around eyes,
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • drainage of a thick yellow or green discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat (post nasal drip)
  • nasal congestion and difficulty breathing
  • reduced sense of smell and taste
  • cough (which may be worse at night)
  • nausea
  • sore throat and halitosis (bad breath).

 

How should you treat acute sinusitis?
A course or several courses of antibiotics is usually enough to get rid of the bacterial infection.

Chronic Sinusitis

What is chronic sinusitis?
Chronic sinusitis, also called chronic rhinosinusitis lasts longer than twelve weeks or keeps recurring and people have been known to suffer from it for over fifty years. It is inflammation of the sinuses due to a sinus infection and it can really have an adverse effect on the quality of people lives.

What causes chronic sinusitis?
The mucous membranes of the nasal membranes become swollen and inflamed, the openings get blocked and proper sinus drainage is inhibited leading to a mucous build up. These blocked, inflamed sinuses create a moist environment that makes it easier for bacterial infection to occur and take hold.

It is caused by;

  • recurring bouts of acute sinusitis combined with a low immune system.
  • allergies.
  • fungal infections.
  • nasal polyps (growth in the sinuses) or tumours.
  • deviated nasal septum.
  • trauma to the face (a fractured or broken bone may obstruct the sinuses).
  • Medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, HIV and other immune system diseases.
  • Immune system cells (with certain health conditions immune cells called eosinophils can cause inflammation).
  • Regular exposure to pollutants such as cigarette smoke.

 

What are the symptoms?
The symptoms include;

  • sinus/facial pain
  • sinus/facial tenderness,
  • sinus/facial pressure
  • headaches
  • pain in teeth
  • pain in jaw
  • pain in ears
  • pain through and around eyes
  • fatigue – worse than acute sinusitis
  • dizziness
  • drainage of a thick yellow or green discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat (post nasal drip)
  • nasal congestion and difficulty breathing
  • reduced sense of smell and taste,
  • cough (which may be worse at night)
  • nausea
  • sore throat and halitosis (bad breath)

 

How should you treat chronic sinusitis?

  • Kill the bacterial and/or fungal infection – Unfortunately bacteria become resistant to antibiotics due to their over use and fungal infections are not killed by antibiotics anyway. Therefore antibiotics are not the answer. SinuSoothe is a potent natural ant-bacterial and ant-fungal nasal spray and because it is topically applied in to the sinuses it is extremely effective at killing infections. This is the most important treatment of all those listed.
  • Natural anti-histamines – Chronic sinusitis caused by allergies would benefit from these. Quercetin and butterbur can be just as effective as over the counter anti-histamines but without their side effects. Your local health food store should be able to advise you on these and others. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.
  • SinuSoothe 100{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} Natural Nasal Spray – Chronic sinusitis caused by allergies would benefit from using this. SinuSoothe reduces histamine therefore it relieves the symptoms of sinus allergies such as nasal congestion, runny nose etc. It also desensitizes the nasal passages to allergens therefore it provides a long term solution.
  • Reducing stress levels – Stress contributes to ill health and should be minimised whenever possible. It reduces immune function and causes ‘flare ups’. Vitamin B complex assists the body during stressful times and magnesium, 5htp etc. can help to relax you. There are also plenty of other supplements that can relieve stress and help you to cope with it better. Pressure is healthy, stress is not.
  • Exercise – Exercise has been known to reduce chronic sinusitis symptoms since the endorphins released during exercise act as natural painkillers. It can also improve immune function provided it is not over strenuous.
  • Boosting immune system – Eating a balanced diet and supplementing with good quality vitamins etc. will improve immune system function and your ability to fight infection. Vitamin C, vitamin B complex, zinc,garlic and a multi-vitamin & mineral would help boost your immune system. Your local health food store should be able to advise you.
  • Natural anti-inflammatories – Since the symptoms of chronic sinusitis are caused by inflammation it follows that by reducing inflammation you will reduce the severity of the symptoms. Omega 3,6 &9 oils, vitamin C, turmeric and ginger are all excellent natural anti-inflammatories. There are plenty of others and your local health food store should be able to advise you on these. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.
  • Allergen barriers – Sinubalm applied inside the nostrils can catch pollen, dust, mold, dander etc. before it enters the nasal passages thus relieving and even eliminating hay fever and other sinus allergy symptoms.

 

Please consult your doctor before undertaking new treatments.

What is non-allergic rhinitis?
Rhinitis is the medical term given to a runny or stuffy nose that won’t get better or the symptoms come back repeatedly. Non-allergic rhinitis is not seasonal or caused by allergies and sufferers experience it all year round.

What causes non-allergic rhinitis?
The linings of the nose become swollen due to inflammation. The mucus glands in the nose get stimulated, causing a congested, runny nose. Many things can trigger this nasal swelling such as;

  • Environmental or occupational irritants – Dust, smog, chemical fumes, second hand smoke or strong odours such as perfumes.
  • Weather changes – Temperature or humidity changes
  • Infections – A viral infection such as the cold or flu is a common cause. This type of non-allergic rhinitis usually clears up within a few weeks but can cause lingering mucus in the throat (post nasal drip). Sometimes this type of rhinitis can become chronic, causing ongoing discoloured nasal discharges, facial pain and tenderness (sinusitis).
  • Foods and beverages – Hot or spicy food, beer, wine and other alcohol and food types can cause nasal inflammation.
  • Certain medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as aspirin and ibuprofen and high blood pressure medications such as beta blockers. Sedatives, antidepressants, oral contraceptives and drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction can also cause it.
  • Hormone changes – Changes in hormones due to pregnancy, menstruation, oral contraceptive use or a hormonal condition called hypothyroidism.
  • Stress – Emotional or physical stress.
  • Prolonged use of decongestant nasal drops or sprays – Using these for more than the recommended time (usually a few days) can cause more severe nasal congestion when the decongestant wears off, often called rebound congestion.
  • Certain health problems – A number of chronic health conditions can cause or worsen rhinitis such as asthma, lupus, cystic fibrosis etc.

 

What are the symptoms?
The symptoms include;

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion and difficulty breathing
  • Sinus/facial pain
  • Sinus/facial tenderness
  • Sinus/facial pressure,
  • Headaches
  • Pain in teeth
  • Pain in jaw
  • Pain in ears,
  • Pain through and around eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Drainage of a thick yellow or green discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat (post nasal drip)
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste
  • Cough (which may be worse at night)
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat and halitosis (bad breath).
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Chronic nose bleeds
  • Perforated septum
  • Dry/crusty nasal passages
  • Rapid heart beat

 

How should I treat non-allergic rhinitis?

  • SinuSoothe 100{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} Natural Nasal Spray – SinuSoothe can relieve the inflammation, nasal congestion and runny nose.
  • Natural anti-histamines – Some non-allergic rhinitis sufferers benefit from anti-histamines. Quercetin and butterbur can be just as effective as OTC anti-histamines but without their side effects. Stinging nettle can also reduce histamine. Your local health food store should be able to advise you on these and others. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.
  • Boosting immune system – Eating a balanced diet and supplementing with good quality vitamins etc. will improve immune system function and your body’s ability to control histamine levels and inflammation. Vitamin C, vitamin B complex, zinc, garlic and a multi-vitamin & mineral would help boost your immune system. Your local health food store should be able to advise you.
  • Reducing stress levels – Stress contributes to ill health and should be minimised whenever possible. It reduces immune function and causes ‘flare ups’. Vitamin B complex assists the body during stressful times and magnesium, 5htp etc. can help to relax you. There are also plenty of other supplements that can relieve stress and help you to cope with it better. Pressure is healthy, stress is not.
  • Natural anti-inflammatories – Since the symptoms of rhinitis are caused by inflammation it follows that by reducing inflammation you will reduce the severity of the symptoms. Omega 3,6 &9 oils, vitamin C, turmeric and ginger are all excellent natural anti-inflammatories. There are plenty of others and your local health food store should be able to advise you on these. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.

 

Prevention of Non-Allergic Rhinitis
You should avoid whatever triggers your rhinitis such as strong odours, tobacco, smoke etc. whenever it is practical to do so.

Please consult your doctor before undertaking new treatments.

What is nasal spray addiction?
Nasal spray addiction (Rhinitis Medicamentosa) is the term used to describe the dependency on over the counter decongestant nasal sprays due to them causing rebound congestion (congestion worse than before the nasal spray was used).

What causes nasal spray addiction?
Over the counter decongestant nasal sprays containing oxymetazoline, xylometazoline, phenylepherine etc. (topical vacoconstrictors) temporarily reduce the size of the nasal turbinates, open the nasal passages and provide relief from nasal congestion etc. However when these are used for more than 3 consecutive days they cause rebound congestion. Rebound congestion is the result of abnormal hypertrophy (enlargement) and swelling of the nasal membranes. This blocks the nasal passages causing the nasal congestion and associated symptoms. This rebound congestion is temporarily relieved by using the offending nasal spray. Therefore a vicious cycle of dependency ensues. The delicate lining of the nasal passages can be permanently damaged.

What are the symptoms?

  • Nasal congestion and difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus/facial pain
  • Sinus/facial tenderness
  • Sinus/facial pressure,
  • Headaches
  • Pain in teeth
  • Pain in jaw
  • Pain in ears,
  • Pain through and around eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Drainage of a thick yellow or green discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat (post nasal drip)
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste
  • Cough (which may be worse at night)
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat and halitosis (bad breath).
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Chronic nose bleeds
  • Perforated septum
  • Dry/crusty nasal passages
  • Rapid heart beat

 

How should nasal spray addiction be treated?

  • SinuSoothe 100{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} Natural Nasal Spray – SinuSoothe can be used to replace the offending decongestant nasal spray. SinuSoothe relieves nasal congestion, inflammation, pain, headaches etc. and can be used regularly on a long term basis. It has no side effects, is non-addictive and doesn’t cause rebound congestion. Since the active ingredients improve blood flow and regenerate cell production it can help heal any damaged nasal tissue.
  • Gradual weaning – It is possible to gradually wean yourself off of the offending decongestant nasal spray. Dilute it with a saline solution (a saline nasal spray would be ideal) say 90{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} decongestant to 10{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} saline for the first week reducing to an 80{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} decongestant to 20{8d179fc38bc1c533e06a09516fb12854306b9dd5cdb555aa022f622e551ae2db} saline mix the following week and so on. Eventually reducing the decongestant content to zero. This method is all about trial and error and each individual needs to adjust the mix to suit themselves.You can also try using your nasal spray in just one nostril. Once the nostril you haven’t been using your nasal spray in is back to normal you can stop using your nasal spray altogether (you will be able to breathe through one nostril. You could also try a combination of the one nostril and dilution method).
  • Natural anti-inflammatories – Since the symptoms of nasal spray addiction is caused by inflammation it follows that by reducing inflammation you will reduce the severity of the symptoms. Omega 3,6 &9 oils, vitamin C, turmeric and ginger are all excellent natural anti-inflammatories. There are plenty of others and your local health food store should be able to advise you on these. It usually takes about 4 weeks for these to start taking effect.

 

Please consult your doctor before undertaking new treatments.

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