Ears, Nose and Throat

Congested Sinuses , Sinus Inflammation and Infection (Sinusitis)

The paranasal sinuses are hollow air-filled cavities in the skull. There are four pairs of paranasal sinuses known as the frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid and maxillary sinuses. These cavities are lined with a mucous membrane and its secretions usually drain through small openings (ostia) into the nasal cavity. Since the sinuses >> Read More ...

Sinus Cavities (Paranasal Sinuses) Location, Anatomy, Pictures

The sinus cavities, proper term paranasal sinuses, are hollow air-filled cavities in the skull located around the nasal cavity. These rather unassuming pockets in the  skull bone may have several important functions and are also prone to diseases that affect the nasal cavity. All the paranasal sinuses are connected to >> Read More ...

Nasal Infection – Symptoms and Causes of an Infected Nose

The most common type of nasal infection is infectious rhinitis. Viral rhinitis is frequently seen throughout the world and is known by the more widely used term – the common cold. It is an acute infection, with symptoms lasting for about 2 to 3 days, and resolving spontaneously without any treatment. However, an >> Read More ...

Throat Pain When Swallowing

Swallowing is reflex that is largely involuntary. Only the first stage of swallowing, known as oral swallowing is under voluntary control, where the tongue pushes the chewed food to the back of the throat. The swallowing process then continues with pharyngeal and esophageal swallowing. Normally, swallowing should be >> Read More ...

Nasal Spray Side Effects, Actions and How to Use a Nasal Spray

What is a nasal spray? Nasal sprays are medications that are available for application through the nasal cavity. Most nasal sprays are available as metered-dose nasal sprays meaning that each spray delivers a measured quantity of the solution into the nasal cavity. By creating a fine mist (aerosol), the active ingredients >> Read More ...

LPR Reflux | What is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, Symptoms

What is LPR? Recurrent acid reflux seen with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) inflames and damages the lining of the pharynx (throat) and larynx (voice box), causing a host of signs and symptoms in these areas. This is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease or LPR.  The classic symptoms of acid reflux such as >> Read More ...

Morning Sneezing Fits

Morning sneezing fits is where a person may awake after sleep and break out into a sneezing fit almost immediately or shortly after awaking. It may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms including a runny nose, itchy watery eyes and nasal congestion. Most cases of morning sneezing fits are due to immune related >> Read More ...
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