Sinus Infection Detected on Dental X-Rays

You learn something new everyday in this business. That’s for sure.  I spoke with an elderly lady last week who told me her dentist had advised her to get a dust mite proof cover for her mattress.  Yes, the dentist was able to diagnose a sinus infection from her dental x-ray!

We discussed how to measure the mattress for the cover and about the different type of fabric.  We decided that she would be most happy with the AllergyCare 100% Cotton.  Still, during the entire conversation, I kept hearing a little voice in my head saying “Seriously, the dentist told her to do this?”

As soon as we ended our conversation I fired up the trusty Google search and looked for the connection between dust mites and dentists.  I was amazed.

Dentists frequently see patients with a toothache that is not a toothache.  The person has a sinus infection, usually caused by uncontrolled allergies or a recent head cold that has not been resolved.  But, they think it is a tooth that hurts when it is a sinus infection that is the source of pain.

From a dental x-ray, the dentist can see the maxillary sinus.  Because it runs next to the upper teeth, pain from this sinus area is frequently confused with a toothache.

So, if you have a toothache in that area, ask yourself if you have had a cold recently and if you are prone to sinus infections.  If you have taken an antihistamine or decongestant and the toothache went away, then your problem is probably a sinus infection. You need to see the doctor, not a dentist.

Til Next Time!

AllergyCare Cotton Dust Mite Covers

cotton dust mite covers are comfortable and effectiveIf you love the look and feel of cotton but need dust mite protection, then the AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers were made for you.

Cotton is the most popular fiber used to make conventional bedding.  No wonder it is the fiber in our most popular allergy proof bedding.

Quality Cotton  Dust Mite Covers

AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers are made of a specially woven fabric that stops allergens.  With an average pore size of 4.6 microns, you get a barrier cloth that stops:

  • dust mites,
  • dust mite feces,
  • molds,
  • pollens, and
  • other common household allergens.

Because each cover is sewn with double stitch construction that utilizes a minimum of 12 stitches per inch, you get a cover that lasts. The heavy duty nylon zippers are rust-proof and made to stand up to frequent use.

Choose Cotton for Comfort

If you want dust mite covers that feel like conventional bedding,  choose AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers for comfort and protection.

These cotton dust mite covers have the look and feel of regular cotton.   They are lightweight, soft, and quiet.  You won’t feel the cotton dust mite cover at work, but you will feel the results.  You will awaken refreshed.  Gone are the stuffy noses, watery eyes, dark circles under the eyes, and the cough that keeps you up at night.

Easy Care Cotton

AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers require no special care.  Just remove from the bed, wash in your washer and tumble dry on medium.  Don’t use water hotter than 140° and don’t use chlorine bleach.  Care of your cotton dust mite covers couldn’t be easier.  However, if you prefer to wash in cold water, you can always launder your AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers with De-Mite Laundry Additive.

Cotton Dust Mite Covers for Every Bed

If you have it, we can cover it with  AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers.   Zippered covers are available for:

  • Mattresses up to 18″ deep
  • Pillows (including Euro Square and Travel sizes)
  • Featherbeds and Toppers
  • Duvets

To learn more about how AllergyCare Cotton is made and the benefits from sleeping with dust mite proof bedding, read our entire article on AllergyCare Cotton.

How to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms Part 1

For those of us that have allergies, there are several options we have to help us deal with them. Today we are going to talk about how to treat your allergy symptoms with conventional treatments.

When we cannot adequately avoid airborne allergens, our symptoms often can be controlled with medication. Effective medications that can be prescribed by a doctor include antihistamines and topical nasal steroids either of which can be used alone or in combination.

Many over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines and decongestants are effective and available at your local Walmart, CVS, or Walgreens. Be prepared to show your ID.Treat Your Allergy Symptoms with Topical Nasal Spray

How to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms with Antihistamines

As the name indicates, an antihistamine counters the effects of histamine, which is released by the mast cells in the body’s tissues and contributes to allergy symptoms. For many years, antihistamines have proven useful in relieving sneezing and itching in the nose, throat, and eyes, and in reducing nasal swelling and drainage. Antihistamines will not help with congestion.  To relieve congestion, a decongestant is needed.

Many people who take antihistamine experience some distressing side effects: drowsiness and loss of alertness and coordination. In children, such reactions can be misinterpreted as behavior problems.

During the last few years, however, antihistamines that cause fewer of these side effects have become available by prescription and over the counter. These non-sedating antihistamines are as effective as other antihistamines in preventing histamine-induced symptoms but do so without causing sleepiness.

Some of these non-sedating antihistamines, however, can have serious side effects, particularly if they are taken with certain other drugs.

It is not recommended that people with glaucoma or high blood pressure take certain antihistamines. Always let your doctor know what other medications you are taking.

How to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms with Topical Nasal Sprays

A topical nasal corticosteroid may be prescribed, especially for seasonal allergies.  This medication should not be confused with anabolic steroids, which are sometimes used by athletes to enlarge muscle mass and can have serious side effects.

Topical nasal corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory drugs that stop allergic reactions. In addition to other beneficial actions, they reduce the number of mast cells in the nose and reduce mucus secretion and nasal swelling.

The combination of antihistamines and nasal steroids is a very effective way to treat allergy symptoms, especially in people with moderate or severe allergic rhinitis. Although topical nasal steroids can have side effects, they are safe when used at recommended doses. Some of the newer agents are even safer than older ones.

Up Next – Treatment Options Part 2

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