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  1. Environmental Illness - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may relieve symptoms of pain and pressure associated with short-term (acute) sinusitis. Home treatment may improve drainage of mucus from the sinuses and prevent the need for antibiotics. There is no scientific evidence to support the use o

  2. Environmental Illness - Surgery Overview

    The nasal septum is the wall between the nostrils that separates the two nasal passages. It supports the nose and directs airflow. The septum is made of thin bone in the back and cartilage in the front. A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage or bone is not straight. A crooked septum can make breathing difficult. The condition also can lead to snoring and sleep apnea.The septum can be ...

  3. Environmental Illness - How Well It Works

    Septoplasty is a common nasal surgery, and most people recover well. ...

  4. Environmental Illness - Symptoms

    Pain and pressure in the face along with a stuffy or runny nose are the main symptoms of sinusitis. You also may have a yellow or greenish discharge from your nose. Leaning forward or moving your head often increases facial pain and pressure.

  5. Environmental Illness - Topic Overview

    What is an environmental illness?Chemicals, fumes, pollution, allergens, and other health hazards are common in our environment, and sometimes they can make us sick. Maybe you have mysterious headaches that only occur on weekends. Or you develop nausea and a rash after moving into a newly built home. Such symptoms can be caused by exposure to toxins commonly found in our homes, workplaces, and ...

  6. Environmental Illness - What to Expect After Surgery

    Your nose should heal in 7 to 10 days.After surgery, a spacer or splint may be placed in your nose for a few days to several weeks. This helps prevent another adhesion from forming. You should avoid blowing your nose while the spacer or splint is in place. A small amount of bleeding or drainage is normal. Your health professional will tell you how to clean your nasal passages using a saltwater ...

  7. Environmental Illness - Who to Call

    If you believe you have an environmental illness, first consider your symptoms. If your symptoms are severe (for example, you are having trouble breathing), you have ingested household chemicals, or you fear you may have a carbon monoxide leak in your home, call your Poison Control Center immediately. Otherwise, contact:A family medicine doctor.A doctor who specializes in internal medicine or ...

  8. Environmental Illness - Surgery

    Surgery is used only when treatment with medications has failed to control sinusitis. When certain rare complications develop, such as when the infection spreads to the bone or inside the brain, surgery may be needed in addition to antibiotics.

  9. Environmental Illness - Topic Overview

    What is postnasal drip? Your nose and throat make mucus all the time. This mucus keeps your nose and throat moist,and it clears away bacteria and other things that can cause infections and allergies. Most of the time,this mucus is swallowed and you don't even notice it. But when you have a cold,congestion,or allergies,the amount of mucus can increase,build up,and thicken. The feeling ...

  10. Environmental Illness - Risks

    The most serious risks are heavy bleeding and infection. Call your doctor if pus drains from your nose, because this is a sign of infection.Streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria appear normally in some people. Packing the nose after surgery in people who have these bacteria increases the risk of toxic shock syndrome. Call your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:Fever

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