Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sinus Infection

Sinus infection is one of the common and rapidly spreading infections across the world. It is very painful and uncomfortable. Sinus problems are caused by an infection in the cavities or sinuses which is present in the bones near the nose. If there is any swelling in the cavities due to some infection caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi which grow and leads to difficulty in breathing that result in fever, headaches, common cold and other discomforts. Sinus infection is also called as sinusitis across the world.

The most common cause of sinus infection is the cold. Most people who suffer from their very first sinus problem usually get it from an episode of the common cold. But sinusitis can also be caused by flying or scuba diving because of the pressure changes that occur. Pregnancy is another common cause as there are hormonal changes that can cause swelling of the nasal passage. Asthma patients can also have sinus issues. There are also some other factors which cause sinus problems like genetic factors, anatomy of our nose and accidents which resulted in changes to the structure of the nose.

Sinus infections are of various types- acute sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, recurrent sinusitis sphenoid sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, ethmoid sinusitis and maxillary sinuses. These infections are located at different areas of the face of human body. These infections can come on suddenly and then leave after proper and accurate treatment. This can last a few weeks, or if it is chronic problem than it will lasts more than eight weeks at a time with at least four occurrences yearly.

There are varied kinds of sinus infection symptoms which depend upon the sinus that is infected. There can be pain anywhere near the sinuses. Some other symptoms are headache, pain in ear or neck, upper jaw, cheeks, teeth, swelling of the eyelids, nasal discharge, loss of smell and tenderness near the nose. Acute sinusitis can also lead to infection in the brain or some other complications.

The treatment for sinus infection is usually the same as most other types of infection. Antibiotics will be prescribed to reduce infection. Even nasal sprays are also effective. There are also home made remedies like cold or hot compress, pepper, jalapeno, ripe grape juice etc. These all can provide effective relief from sinus problems. Plus healthy and nutritional diet also helps the body to control the symptoms of sinus infection.

About the Author

Author's Bio

Author provides detailed information about sinus infections. Here she also provides information about sinus problems, symptoms and its treatment. To know more visit http://www.nasodren.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

Do we know enough about sinus infection symptoms?

Do we know enough about sinus infection symptoms?

Sinus infection is a major health problem that affects 16% of the population in Europe and its prevalence is increasing every year making it one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor.

A recent focus group elaborated by the Laporte Foundation in Spain  informs us that most of the 21% of the population in Spain that suffers from sinus infection is either not well informed about their pathology or do not know how to treat it properly.

The focus group made up of 7 men and women. Patients were between 40-70 years old and had been affected by chronic sinus infection for a long time. The qualitative methodology in the focus invites the patients to speak about their experiences, needs and barriers detected of their sinus infection.

One the most common concerns of this group is the unsatisfactory solution given to the patient due to their similarity in the beginning with the common cold or allergies with symptoms such as nasal, eye and forehead obstruction. It is important to realize that the key to providing the best treatment for the patient depends on the knowledge of the origin of the sinus infection in each patient.

Another important topic of concern was the daily impact on life caused by this condition as patients suffer from intense pain, headaches, dream alteration, nasal blockage, loss of smell among other symptoms which cause frequent absence at work. Also its high cost in several products due to the waste of money in unuseful products to reduce the symptoms.

The conclusions: it is necessary to have information with detailed explanations and graphs in order to know more about this pathology The educational materials are one of the most recommended tools of communication between doctors and patients in order to improve the information process and increase knowledge and understanding between them: It is imperative that the information is trustworthy, understandable and for all audiences.

The information available on the internet is in general not a trustworthy source for this pathology, as there are only a few Web pages submitted by professionals and with complete knowledge of sinus infection.

The correct materials and information produced by professionals are helpful in reducing symptoms, solving doubts, carrying out identification and improving knowledge of new therapies and following the correct guidance in order to help the patient to have a better quality of life. End

More info: http://www.sinus-infection-symptoms.com/

Monday, May 2, 2011

NASODREN® Nasal Spray

This medical device is available without prescription. However, you still need to use NASODREN carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this instructions. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen after 5 days or do not improve after 10 days.
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Content:
1. What NASODREN is and what it is used for
2. Before you use NASODREN
3. How to use NASODREN
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store NASODREN
6. Further information

1. WHAT NASODREN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
NASODREN nasal spray is a natural extract of fresh tubers of the plant Cyclamen europaeum L.
NASODREN is used for localised relief of the symptoms of nasal congestion (blocked up feeling in your nose), nasal secretions, loss of smell and facial pain by clearing and draining the mucous secretions retained in sinuses (passages leading to the nose), nasal cavities and upper respiratory tract, providing fast symptom relief from the very first dose.
When you use NASODREN, you will experience an intense discharge of dammed up secretions from the nose and paranasal cavities, which can last up to two hours. As a result, the headache or facial pain, which often accompanies nasal congestion, rapidly ceases.
In cases of otitis media, the dammed up secretions are rapidly eliminated, resulting in a decrease of earache and recovery of hearing loss.
NASODREN is recommended for the treatment and symptomatic relief of diseases of nasal and paranasal cavities, and of the middle ear:
• Acute or chronic recurrent inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (rhinosinusitis): catarrhal or purulent maxillary rhinosinusitis, frontitis, ethmoiditis, sphenoiditis, or combined rhinosinusitis.
• Acute exudative or purulent otitis media, chronic exudative, acute secretory otitis media or purulent otitis media.
• In postoperative care, after nasal or nasosinusal surgery.

2. BEFORE USING NASODREN
Do not use NASODREN
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Cyclamen, Primula and other Primulaceae, which could lead to swelling of the nasal mucosa, eyelids and/or face.
Take special care with NASODREN
• Apply only one spray per day into each nostril.
• Avoid inhaling during application.
• Avoid eye contact. Contact with the eyes may result in irritation and symptoms of acute conjunctivitis.
• Take note of the section “If you are taking medicines”.
• A brief sensation of mild and transient itchiness or burning, sneezing and shedding of tears or an increase in nasal secretions can occur a few minutes after administration. This is entirely normal and occurs when NASODREN begins to take effect and indicates an optimum reaction to this product’s effectiveness. Treatment should therefore not be interrupted. There may be a pinkish colored discharge from the nose; this should also be no cause to worry.
If you are taking medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Specially, if you are receiving treatment with anticoagulants (such as coumarin derivatives, acetylsalicylic acid) or anticholinergics (such as atropine).
Other nasal products can be used 1.5-2 hours after using NASODREN.
Using NASODREN with food and drink
NASODREN is not affected by food and drink.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using NASODREN.
There is no experience regarding the administration of NASODREN during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Therefore, NASODREN should not be used if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless prescribed by your doctor.
Using NASODREN in children
NASODREN can be used in children aged 5 years and above.
Driving or using machines
Driving or using machines is not recommended for 2 hours after using the spray, because NASODREN is clearing and draining the mucus.

3. HOW TO USE NASODREN
NASODREN is for use in your nose only.
Follow instructions and pictures below.




How to prepare the solution
1. Open the vial containing the powder by turning the cap counter-clockwise and removing the stopper.
2. Open the plastic ampoule with the liquid by breaking off the upper part.
3. Pour the entire liquid into the vial with the powder.
4. Screw the spray nozzle onto the vial and shake gently until fully dissolved. Wait until no foam is visible.
5. Remove the protective cap from the spray nozzle.
6. Prior to the first administration, press the spray nozzle 2-3 times, aiming it away from the body into the air, avoiding the eyes!
How to use NASODREN
7. Hold your head vertically, do not lean forwards or backwards. Insert the spray nozzle into the right nostril. Stop breathing for a short time (3-5 seconds) and spray the solution into the right nostril by pressing the spray nozzle once only. Breathe out deeply through the mouth once and then breathe normally. Do not inhale during administering the spray!
8. Then repeat into the left nostril; as described under 7 above.
9. Clean the spray nozzle with a clean paper tissue. Replace the protective cap on the spray nozzle.
How much NASODREN to use
The solution should be sprayed daily only once into each nostril, preferably at the same time of day, approximately 2 hours before bedtime. Increasing the daily dose does not result in an increased effect.
How long should you use NASODREN for
The treatment normally lasts 7-10 days but may be extended to 12-14 days if necessary.
A significant improvement or total symptomatic relief is achieved after 6-8 applications; however, headaches often associated with the condition may reduce or stop completely after only 3-5 applications of NASODREN. Nevertheless, treatment should be continued for the recommended duration of 7-10 days.
In cases that are complicated by purulent infection, you should contact a doctor.
If a second course of treatment is necessary in severe or chronic cases, this should only be initiated 7-10 days after completion of the previous course.
If you use more NASODREN than you should
NASODREN overdosage can cause an intense burning in the nasopharyngeal space, without serious consequences.
In case of an accidental overdose, irrigation of the nasal cavity through the nostrils with warm water and pharyngeal gargling with warm water can be useful.
If you forget to use NASODREN
If you forget to take a dose, continue with treatment on the next day as recommended.
If you stop using NASODREN
Do not stop treatment sooner than stated in this leaflet because you may not obtain the expected results. Similarly, do not use NASODREN longer than stated here.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all products, NASODREN can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Medical attention should be sought if prolonged shedding of tears or saliva lasting more than 2 hours occurs..
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE NASODREN
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
The original package must be protected from light and stored at a temperature lesser than 25°C.
Once solution is prepared, NASODREN must be stored in a refrigerator at a temperature of 2-8°C protected from light.
The expiry date is printed on the carton, the glass vial containing the powder and the purified water. Do not use after the printed expiry date. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use for more than 14 days after preparation of the solution.
It is recommended to insert here as a reminder:
NASODREN was prepared on: ……………

It is stable now for 16 days, until: ……………
This product should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of products that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What NASODREN contains
- The active substance is: Lyophilized powder from a natural extract from fresh tubers of Cyclamen europaeum L.
Each dose of nasal spray releases 0.13 ml (2-3 drops) of solution. This quantity corresponds to 1.3 mg powder. The finished solution produces 38 doses to be applied for a maximum of 16 days.
-There are neither artificial ingredients nor preservatives.
A solvent (5 ml of purified water) is provided for reconstitution of the lyophilized powder.
What NASODREN looks like and contents of the pack
NASODREN is a powder used for the preparation of a nasal spray. It contains:
• 1vial containing 50 mg of lyophilized powder.
• 1 ampoule containing 5 ml of solvent (purified water).
• 1 spray nozzle.
CE Mark Holder and Manufacturer:
Hartington Pharma Ltd
1 Northumberland Ave., Trafalgar Square,
London WC2N 5BW, Great Britain Distributor:
For any information about this product, please contact the Distributor.
Date of revision
March 2011.
More detailed information: www.nasodren.com