Sex and Your Sinuses: ‘Not Tonight, Honey’

“I’ve got a headache.” “I’m too tired.” You can add “My head is too stuffy” to the list of reasons not to be intimate with your partner. Two previous studies by Cleveland Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists found that allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) significantly affect the desire for sex. Considering that up … Read More

Diagnosing Food Allergies in Kids (Video)

Food allergies can cause serious reactions, especially in children. So, it’s important to pinpoint what foods may present a problem to your son or daughter as quickly as possible. Velma Paschall, MD, is a pediatric allergist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. She says food allergies typically surface before age 2. “With milk and egg allergy, … Read More

Milk Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

You cradle your baby in your arms and give her a gently warmed bottle of formula. But within minutes, the peaceful scene is shattered by crying, then vomiting. If this scene is familiar for you, could your baby be allergic to cow’s milk? “There are many possible causes for this scenario,” says Brian Schroer, MD, … Read More

Severe Insect Allergies

Summer is the season of pool parties, fireworks, s’mores, and less delightfully, stinging insects that can cause a life-threatening reaction in 4 percent of the population. If you’re one of the estimated 2 million people in the United States who suffer from severe insect allergies, just setting foot outdoors during the warmer months can be … Read More

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Can a Pet Help Prevent Allergies?

Getting a new pet is probably the last thing on your mind when you have a baby on the way, but it could be your child’s best defense against allergies. As counter-intuitive as it may sound, having a family pet may help keep your little ones from developing allergies to dogs or cats later in … Read More

Health Tip: Avoid Dust Mites in Your Pillow

No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in dust and in the fibers of household objects, such as pillows, mattresses, carpet, and upholstery. Dust mites especially love warm environment like your bed, just as much as you … Read More