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PARANASAL SINUSES AND SINUSITIS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 12:00am Mar 09           Sinusitis simply means that your sinuses are infected or inflamed.  The most common symptoms are very uncomfortable – headaches, fever, severe pressure over the eyes, nose and/or cheeks, cough, congestion and viscous nasal secretions.  There is also a host of l ... Read on »
Nasal sinus rinses with saline solution by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am 3 Comments Before we discuss using nasal sinus rinses with saline solution, I think it would better to review the anatomy and physiology of the nose and sinuses. I'm going to try something new, using Youtube videos that I have screened, and also not reinvent the wheel. The nose normally makes some mucus: to protect the mucosal lining from being too dry; to ... Read on »
Nasal sinus rinses with saline solution part 2 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Mon 06 Sep 2010 3:55pm I am writing about nasal sinus rinses using saline solution or water because I have been thinking about this for a long time.  (It's been almost 2 years since my original post on this topic .  Thank you, loyal readers!)  I get lots of questions about the optimal frequency, the best technique and which preparation to use.  Here are my answers... ... Read on »
How do I know if I have a bacterial sinus infection? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am 3 Comments I am asked this question several times each work day. It's a good question. The answer is not so easy though. I make the diagnosis of a bacterial sinus infection based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. 99.99% of the time this diagnostic test is either a nasal smear or a nasal culture. 0.01% of the time this test may be a ... Read on »
Fall Allergies Season: Treat Sinus Infection Symptoms Naturally with a Neti Pot and Lymphatic Drainage Massage for Sinus Draina by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 26 Sep 2012 8:15am Cold and Flu season is upon us as is the dreaded fall allergy season that yields sinus congestion, sinus infections and nasal drainage and stuffy heads. Each year our clients and customers complain of this season with pangs of nasal congestion, post nasal drip, sore throats and cloudy heads.  And each year, I recommend two simple treatme ... Read on »
Natural Sinus Congestion, Sinus Headaches, Allergy and Sinusitis Relief through Lymphatic Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 05 Dec 2011 12:33pm A common complaint of my clients this season is sinus congestion, running noses, plugged ears, sinus headaches, swollen glands in the neck and a general feeling of stuffy and puffiness in the head. Sinus congestion happens when our mucous flushing system is shut down and becomes blocked. This can occur when we develop a cold, an all ... Read on »
Sinuses, Sinuses, Sinuses!!! Grief, Grief, Grief!!! by BarbaraRyan Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:53am Thanks to the cyst, I have one of the worst sinus infections ever. It sucks. It was so bad, I actually called out of work on Friday. I'm taking methylprednisone and levequin to help with it. It's much better than Friday, but I still have a killer sinus headache. And I found out the surgery won't be until September because they are booked solid ... Read on »
Sinus Protocols – Fivefold Sinus Strategy by DrGodo Facebook Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 9:55am Sinusitis is often classified as the following: Acute: Less than 4 weeks Sub-acute: 4-12 weeks Chronic: More than 12 weeks.   Reduce factors that cause excessive mucus production and inflammation by reducing wheat, dairy and sugar. My experience is that eliminating wheat and dairy can fix 50% of chronic patients reg ... Read on »
Symptoms and Treatment of Pan Sinusitis by MJT Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 4:23pm 1 Comment For those of you who are confused by a diagnosis of pan sinusitis, it might help to understand exactly what this means. It is the swelling and irritation of all para-nasal sinuses on one or both sides of your sinus cavities, which are in your head. Para-nasal sinuses are the spaces filled with air operating in conjunction with the nasal cavi ... Read on »
Want to Get Sinus Relief? by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Oct 2008 12:44am by Melody Mendalson A lot of people know sinuses as those just affecting the nasal cavity. However, further reading will tell us that a sinus actually refer to a host of bones in the body. It’s just that paranasal sinuses are the most common that’s why we identified sinus and sinusitis with nasal discomforts. But now that that’s out of the way ... Read on »