Question : MY 11-year old son's nose is quite sensitive,
especially after a game of football. He sneezes a lot
after that. Is he likely to get the sinusitis?
Answer : SINUSITIS is characterised by inflammation of accessory
nasal sinuses, blocked sinus drainage due to congestion
and mucosal oedema that is prone bacterial infection.
Symptoms of sinusitis include headache, earache,
toothache, facial pain, tenderness over the forehead and
cheekbones, and occasionally a high fever.
The nose may be blocked on the affected side, causing
the patient to breathe through the mouth. Thick mucus may
drain from the nostril.
Horseradish contains volatile oils that function as a nasal
and bronchial dilator to clear stuffy noses or sinuses while
the anti-microbial properties of garlic prevents and treats
infections as well as enhances antibody production.
Horseradish and garlic combine well with fenugreek,
marshmallow and peppermint for further synergistic effect.
High doses of vitamin C with bioflavanoids have an anti-inflammatory effect and helps fight off infection associated
Finally, your son should avoid the common food allergens
such as milk, eggs, corn, and peanut butter, caffeinated and
Also, ensure your place is dust-free and clean. An optimal
immune function requires a well-balanced diet, regular
exercise, and eight glasses of water daily and adequate rest.
Do remember to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
in his daily diet.