Sinus Infection Topic Guide
Sinus infection (sinusitis), is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. Causes of sinus infections are a result of a viral upper respiratory tract infection (colds), bacterial infections (strep), or fungi. Some of the signs and symptoms of a sinus infection include:
Treatment of a sinus infection is generally with antibiotics. Home remedies include OTC nasal sprays or oral decongestants and the use of a saline nasal irrigation system.
Nosebleed (Epistaxis, Causes, First Aid Remedies and Treatments)
Nosebleed, medical term "epistaxis" is blood coming from the inside of the nose. Nosebleeds are caused by various problems. Less serious causes of a nosebleed are and object stuck inside of the nose, infection of the sinuses or upper respiratory tract, hay fever, dry; hot; or cold weather, blowing the nose forcefully, and certain medications. More serious causes of a nosebleed are cocaine or alcohol abuse, liver disease, high blood pressure, and nasal tumors. The causes of most nosebleeds can be stopped quickly. More serious causes may need medical treatment.
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