How Good Bacteria in Your Nose Fights Infections

The “good bacteria” in our gastrointestinal tracts has gotten a lot of attention lately, but our guts aren’t the only places that host good bacteria. Our noses, sinuses and nasal passages contain similar colonies of beneficial bacteria. The bacteria in these areas are starting to move into the spotlight as more research is done on … Read More

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Don’t Stifle That Sneeze! You Could Get Hurt

The next time you get the urge to stifle a window-rattling sneeze, you might want to reconsider. It could be harmful to your health. Clamping your nostrils and mouth shut might avoid disturbing others. But it could damage your eardrums or sinuses or cause an ear infection. Sneezes are surprisingly forceful. The sudden, powerful expulsion of air can … Read More

Safe Neti Pot Use: 3 Tips

For relief from nasal congestion, some people swear by their neti pot. If you haven’t seen one, it looks like a small teapot. You fill it with fluid, then put the spout into each nostril to clean out your nasal passages. They’re often used to relieve sinus pressure and congestion from allergies and colds. Also, … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Sinus Disorders

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about sinus disorders? Raj Sindwani, MD, Section Head of Rhinology for Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute, will answer your questions about this medical condition. Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of our live chat events, led by Cleveland … Read More