Could My Cough and Sinus Drainage Be a Sinus Infection? Nurse's Guide
Could Sinus Drainage and Cough Be a Sinus Infection?
Sinus problems are always a concern and often just a cough here and there will signal that there is a sinus
inflammation, sinusitis or acute sinus infection going on. You may not have even thought there was a
relationship between your cough, sinus drainage and your sinuses but that is often the case. People think they have
allergies or a cold or even a lingering cold but not often do they connect their symptoms or the cough with their
Sinus drainage may be trickling down into the back of your throat and irritating it enough to trigger your cough
reflex. The sinuses drain constantly down the back of the throat. It isn't a signal that something is
wrong, it's natural. If you have a sinus infection starting you may feel an irritated or slightly sore throat
from the drainage, which is a common sinus infection symptom. If that's the case you want to do
something about it fast. You want to ward off anything that can irritate it. There are many ways to
treat your sinuses naturally at home.
Taking drugs or medications is no longer encouraged to get rid of a sinus infection. In fact many drugs
can make it worse, even though they're labeled for the sinuses. All drugs have side effects and can have adverse
reactions when combined with any other drugs or medications you may be taking or if you're drinking any alcohol.
The combination is not good.
You can have a cough here and there or actually go into fits of coughing just from the irritation. On a
rare occasion the drainage can trickle into your lungs and cause pneumonia but that is not common although it
certainly can happen. Sleeping propped up at night with pillows or wedges will help eliminate that
Now the sinus drainage consists of mucous which is good and about four cups of mucous has to drain from your
sinuses every day. If it can't get through and is blocked by swelling of the nasal passages then a sinus infection
What to Do For a Sinus Infection
So you want to avoid getting a sinus infection as best you can. Knowing what causes a sinus infection and
how to treat it naturally, if you think one is starting up, is certainly beneficial and will save you a lot of
grief in the long run. So make sure to get familiar with the sinuses and what they are and how they work and
what you can do about an infection if one starts or has turned into a full blown sinus infection. Sinus Cure Report
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