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Was Oprah right about the Neti pot for sinus rinsing? Feb 14th, 2020

Do you remember when the Oprah Winfrey Show introduced the world to the Neti pot? In case you missed it, Neti (or Nehti) pots are gravy boat shaped vessels used to irrigate the sinuses with salt water. You simply tilt your head to one side, insert the spout of the...

What is a Christmas tree allergy? Dec 10th, 2019

If you always seems to come down with a cold during the winter holidays you may be allergic to Christmas trees. Or, to put it more accurately, you may be allergic to somthing related to Christmas trees but not necessarly to the tree itself. Many people think that plant-based allergies only...

Do you have sleep apnea? Nov 5th, 2019

Types of sleep disorders Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition that occurs when you repeatedly stop and start breathing during sleep. (“Apnea” is the technical term for the suspension of external breathing.) Sleep apnea not only causes chronic exhaustion but it can also lead to heart problems and other...

Can snorting red pepper really cure a sinus infection? Sep 25th, 2019

Have you heard that red pepper is good for your sinuses? Many sources swear that it’s true. The health and wellness website Earthlink, for example, says you can treat a sinus infection by snorting red pepper powder or by swabbing the inside of your nose with a cotton swab dipped...

Can a breathalyzer tell if you have a sinus infection? Aug 15th, 2019

Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic diseases yet it can be surprisingly hard to diagnose because it presents with symptoms similar those resulting from allergies and other respiratory disorders like nasal polyps. If your symptoms last for more than a couple of months, then you may have chronic...

Is honey really good for your sinus infection? Aug 2nd, 2019

Do you have a sinus infection that won’t go away no matter how many times your doctor prescribes antibiotics? Maybe you should try squirting honey up your nose.  That’s right, the scientific research has shown that rinsing your nose with Manuka honey can kill bacteria that cause certain sinus infections....

BOTOX® not only gets rid of wrinkles but also treats seasonal allergies Jul 22nd, 2019

If you’re an allergy sufferer you know the misery of sneezing, itchy eyes and runny noses. But did you know that a popular wrinkle remedy may ease these symptoms? Background BOTOX® is the brand name for onabotulinumtoxin A which is one of seven types of botulinum toxins produced by the...

How to treat your allergies with allergy drops Jul 3rd, 2019

Are allergy drops right for you? Seasonal allergies (sometimes called hay fever) are caused by an allergic reaction to pollen from certain plants, like ragweed. In fact, you may suffer from allergy symptoms throughout the year due to exposure to mold, dust mites, and dander from certain animals (like cats...

Allergy drops: a painless alternative to allergy shots Jun 2nd, 2019

Allergies are different than colds or sinus infections Do you suffer from hay fever, seasonal allergies, or pet allergies? These conditions are different than your run-of- the-mill runny nose. While viruses and bacteria can give you similar symptoms as a result of a cold or sinus infection, true allergies can...