Inflammation of the tissue surrounding the sinuses.


Inflammation of the tissue surrounding the sinuses.


  • At first symptoms of a cold (runny nose, sore throat) but these might persist longer than usual.
  • Later there could be a yellow-green nasal discharge, pain or "heaviness" in the cheeks and forehead or a headache.


  • Make an appointment with your doctor, who may prescribe antibiotics. 
  • Get benzoin tincture from the pharmacy. 


  • Liquid paracetamol and lots of water. 
  • Benzoin tincture in hot water relieves a stuffy nose rapidly. 
  • Get your child to put her head over a bowl with this mixture in it and put a towel over her head so that she can breathe in the steam. 

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