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Nose and Throat Ailments
What is it?
Symptoms of a sore throat and a blocked nose have many different causes. Viral and bacterial infections are responsible for colds, laryngitis, tonsilitis, adenoids, and hay fever which is a seasonal allergy to grass and other pollens. Laryngitis often results in temporary hoarseness. A nosebleed can be caused by injury or infection, but mostly it just happens for no clear reason.
Symptoms:
Sore throat, nose bleed, hoarseness.
Conventional Practice:
Most nose and throat ailments eventually clear out by themselves. Antibiotics are sometimes given to speed recovery from a bacterial infection. However, most doctors recommend just rest and simple home remedies. Serious or continual problems however, require other medical treatments.
Alternative Treatments:
  Aromatherapy
  Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
   



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