Health Tips for Seniors

Problems with the nose – Sinus Trouble

Sinus Trouble. The sinuses are hollow, air filled spaces in the bones of the eyebrows, cheekbones and face and are similar to small rooms opening directly into the nose chamber. They are easily infected, do not drain easily, and are prone to carry infectious material for long periods. A large proportion of people living in humid climates have difficulty with their sinuses, but definitely more than average sinus trouble follows: 1. Nasal Deformity. 2. Allergy. 3. Low Body Resistance.

Nasal Deformity. A broken nose sometimes blocks the sinus communication within the nose, presenting an obstacle to free drainage of the sinus, which is a necessity for a disease free sinus.

Allergy. Swollen, boggy, and inflamed mucous membranes in the nose tend to block the sinus openings, irritate the sinus linings and stimulate them to produce infectious material which cannot drain out easily.

Low Body Resistance. Improper diet and nutrition can produce very low resistance to infection. This applies particularly to areas prone to infection like the sinus areas.

Because chronic sinus infection is often a focci of infection for many other ailments, it is well to consult a physician so that he may prescribe proper treatment for this difficulty. Heat application is a popular and safe home remedy, but all other forms of treatment should be under the direction and guidance of a physician, who alone has the knowledge, ability and experience to treat the sinus sufferer.

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