Ears, Nose and Throat

7 Scratchy Throat Remedies and Some of the Common Causes

A scratchy throat is a common way to describe an inflamed, itchy or irritated throat. Most of us experience throat symptoms like these many times in life. Sometimes it progresses into a full blown sore throat while at other times a scratchy throat remains as just a mild irritation and nothing else. It can last for a few >> Read More ...

Dangers of Untreated Middle Ear Infections in Children

A middle ear infection (otitis media) is the second most common infectious condition in children, after upper respiratory tract infections. Understandably many parents are not immediately concerned when otitis media is diagnosed in their children as it is so common and often just goes away on its own. Sometimes treatment >> Read More ...

Causes of Nasal Pain (On or Inside the Nose)

Pain on or in the nose can be quite distressing. We often tend to get more concerned about pain anywhere on the head, and particularly with parts of the face, than we do with pain elsewhere on the body. But many of the cause of facial pain are similar to pain that affects other parts of the body. Nasal pain is no >> Read More ...

7 Non-Drug Remedies For Acute Sinusitis

Most cases of acute sinusitis arise with the common cold. It usually does not require and treatment and will clear on its own within a few days. In fact many people do not even know that they have sinusitis when they are down with a cold. However, in some instances acute sinusitis may require treatment with drugs like >> Read More ...

Tips to Prevent Ear Problems in Babies and Children

Ear problems are common particularly in childhood and can be a major stress for parents as well. It has become so widespread that most parents feel that repeated ear problems in childhood are a norm. But it is not. Most ear problems can be prevented, treated and managed quite effectively without repeated visits to a doctor >> Read More ...

Hay Fever Symptoms And Triggers That You May Not Know

Hay fever is a common nasal condition that affects some 40 million Americans. It is estimated that 20% of the US population has hay fever but not all cases are diagnosed or appropriately managed by a medical professional. Some cases are worse than others and with the convenience of over-the-counter allergy medication, many >> Read More ...

Causes Of Burning Inside Nose Sensation

A burning sensation inside the nose is one of the common symptoms that arises for a number of different reasons. We all experience it at some point or the other in life. Usually it occurs in conjunction with other nasal symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion. The nasal passages are highly sensitive and a >> Read More ...

10 Common and Uncommon Reasons for a Blocked Nose

A blocked nose is a common complaint but the reasons why it may occur can be quite varied. Most of us associate a blocked nose with an acute infection like the common cold or a sudden change in the weather that clears after a short period of time. However, for some people a blocked nose is a daily occurrence that either >> Read More ...

Ways to Prevent Ear Canal Infections

Ear infections are common, especially in children, but many cases of outer ear infections can be prevented with a little vigilance. The ear like any part of the body has various mechanisms in place to prevent infection apart from the fact that the immune system can fight off an infection when it occurs. As the age old >> Read More ...

Fungal Sinusitis (Fungus in the Sinus Cavity)

What is fungal sinusitis? Fungal sinusitis is either an infection by fungi or an allergic reaction to fungi in the paranasal sinuses.  Overall  infectious fungal sinusitis is uncommon in the general population and is more likely to occur in people with weakened immune systems. An allergic reaction to the presence of the >> Read More ...
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