Living with one sinus infection after another can mean feeling as if you’re never at your best. Pain, trouble breathing and a limited sense of smell and taste can conspire to drag on your well-being. Some studies have found people with long-term sinus infections, or chronic sinusitis, have a quality of life similar to those … Read More
Few aspects of colder weather months can be as irritating as dry winter air. From fly-away hair to scaly skin, the cold winter air can wreak havoc on your body’s appearance. But did you know that dry winter air also can make you vulnerable to illness?
Keeping the air quality high in your home, car and workplace is important for your health. Find out how to minimize indoor air pollution.
Aggressive treatment of allergies, whether with immunotherapy or sinus surgery, may help reduce the risk of developing a worse airway disease, like asthma.
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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
Most of us know the discomfort and annoyance of a sinus infection. Especially when they linger on. But few people realize that there are rare cases when untreated sinus infections can turn serious. Virus or bacteria? The first thing to realize is that all sinus infections are not the same. A sinus infection, a.k.a. sinusitis, … Read More
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
The runny nose, cough, headache, fever and discomfort of acute sinusitis can be tough on your child — and on you as parents. The first thing many parents think of? Get the kid some antibiotics. But sometimes antibiotics aren’t appropriate. Diagnosing bacterial sinusitis in children can be difficult. The symptoms may not be from bacterial … Read More
A head full of congestion, post-nasal drip and a dull sense of smell and taste — these symptoms are common enough to be confused with allergies and colds. But these symptoms also could mean you have sinusitis, says Michael S. Benninger, MD, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. He offers the following tips … Read More
“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