If you are lucky, over the counter medications help with your sinus issues. You know, the stuffiness, headaches, and post nasal drainage problems. Those unlucky people who get no relief from OTC products can suffer for years with chronic sinus infections, but how do you know when surgery is needed?
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Summer is a time for outdoor activities and relaxing vacations, but for many it is also a time for summer allergies to take their toll with severe symptoms. Comparable to horrendous allergies of the spring and fall seasons, these summer allergies can affect anyone, not just those with common allergy conditions.
Everyone knows smoking is bad for you. Not only does it cause various kinds of cancers, impact your immune system and increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but it’s also harmful to your sinuses and your throat. Continue reading
Do you have congestion, tenderness around the eyes and cheeks, and a reduced sense of smell? You might be one of 37 million Americans living with chronic sinusitis.
When the weather turns cold, many people experience pain or discomfort in their ears, nose and throat. People often confuse symptoms caused by cold weather with illness or infection (or vice versa). It is important to know how cooler weather can affect your respiratory health.
Your nose is almost constantly producing mucus. In fact, it makes approximately a quart of it each day. Mucus performs necessary functions including trapping bacteria and moistening the airways, but overproduction can lead to some annoying side effects.
During the summer months, a chorus of sneezes is something that you’ll often hear when walking through a park or neighborhood. Most of the time, the automatic response is “oh, it’s just my allergies.” While that can certainly be true, there’s much more to a sneeze than just that.
The sense of smell isn’t something we typically take for granted, but it can affect everyday life when it’s gone. If you can’t smell, it may be more difficult to taste food, and may even lead to dangerous situations if you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.
While it is possible for someone to permanently lose their ability to smell, it is much more common for it to only happen for a period of a few days to a couple of weeks. Anosmia (the complete loss of smell) and hyposmia (partial loss of smell), affect thousands of Americans each year.