Decrease the risk of sinusitis
Good English skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and hints on the subject of "sinusitis".
When you come from the outdoor heat into an air-conditioned room in summer, this will not only burden your blood circulation but you can easily catch a cold. The same is true for travellers by train, coach or plane. These drastic changes in temperatures are often the cause of the so-called summer flu.
The common cold is especially bothersome during summer. The eyes are watering, the nose is running and, after a few days, the nose is mostly totally blocked. At this stage, there is the risk of the rhinoviruses spreading to the paranasal sinuses. The condition worsens, accompanied by bad headache and a persistent unpleasant feeling of pressure in the forehead and cheeks.
To decrease the risk of sinusitis, persons having a cold have to ensure that the mucus, which has formed dissolves. There are numerous preparations available for the self-medication of an acute uncomplicated sinusitis. Before any medication can be recommended, PTA or the pharmacist needs to ask a few questions.
Important questions for the consultation
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Classifying summer flu correctly
Fatigue, a temperature, headache and aching limbs – what looks like a summer flu could well be caused by FSME (encephalitis) viruses or, with the exception of a temperature, stem from an allergy to grasses and pollen. Those who have not been vaccinated against FSME run the risk in many areas in southern...
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Common cold or allergy
Decongestant nasal drops and sprays are in season all year round. When used permanently, they cause addiction, as the nasal mucous membrane swells chronically. There is therefore a need for advice.