So you are wondering if you suffer from sinus problems. Here is a top 10 list to tell if you are a candidate for sinus infections or not. Do you have pain and/or pressure in the area of your eyes or forehead. Do you have pain in the very top of your head? Do you notice that the pain gets more intense when you bend over or move your head quickly? Do you have sinus drainage issues? This clear to greenish-yellow fluid may drain out thru your nose, or even more commonly drain down the back of your throat and you wind up swallowing it. You will notice this especially… Read MoreContinue Reading
Ragweed Time Again
Ragweed season is here and is causing people to sneeze, wheeze and cough through out the country. How about a suggestion that costs under $ 15.00 and doesn’t involve drugs or prescriptions? Ragweed Season Is Here Again Our sinuses seem to be continually fighting pollen of one kind or another. Ragweed, starts blooming in the middle of August. Did you know that the pollen grains are so lightweight that they can travel up to distances of 400 miles? Imagine how far into your sinuses these tiny travelers can go! This tiny pollen causes all of the typical allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny noses, swollen and itchy watery eye. If… Read MoreContinue Reading
Sinus Head Aches: What Causes Them?
What causes a sinus headache? We have little tiny hairs called cilia that push the mucus out of the sinuses direct it toward the sinus opening. The problem occurs thatwhen this opening which is about the size of a pencil is blocked, oxygen in the sinus will become reabsorbed by the mucous membrane. The end result is a vacuum pressure effect in the sinus. It is this vacuum effect that gives us the old sinus head ache. Which sinuses ache the most? It makes sense that the sinuses that are the most easily blocked would cause us the most head aches. The frontal sinus is often the guilty party with… Read MoreContinue Reading