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Sinus pressure is a tolerable kind of nasal problem, but headache it can cause by spreading congestion into sinuses can become almost unbearable. In addition, sinus headache may be an indicator of a more serious level of nasal problem. Once a nasal problem reaches this point cure requires much more work, time, pain, and money.
Sinusitis is very common today. This nasal problem has single handedly wiped out entire classes of schoolchildren and entire offices of corporate employees for days or weeks. It finds easy access, especially to children, and it never wants to leave. Unless sinusitis is caused by a virus, it may not escalate much further than long-term discomfort. However, if it has become viral, this may be a serious enough nasal problem to merit sinus surgery.
Sinus surgery is of course option used in most severe case of a nasal problem, but it is still a possibility for anyone who lets post nasal drip accumulate for a long time. Infections can quickly result and become serious enough for surgery.
A nasal problem is not all that may result from unchecked post nasal drip. Post nasal drip also contributes to ear infection and even bad breath.
Prevention of a nasal problem or any other problem caused by post nasal drip is very simple. Xylitol, a natural bacteria repellant found both in fruits and vegetable and in human body, is used in some of leading nasal spray and chewing gum companies.
Just as washing hands frequently is prevention against germs we might pick up on a daily basis, using nasal spray to rinse out post nasal drip is prevention against bacteria infestation in nose, mouth, throat, or ears.
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