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What to Do About Nosebleeds While Working Out

Do you often experience nosebleeds while working out? These may be more common than you think. A nosebleed, also called epistaxis, is blood loss from your nasal membrane. The nasal membrane is the thin tissue lining the inside of your nose. Nosebleeds can occur in one or both nostrils and may be caused by different… Read More

Why Marijuana May Help Reduce Sinus Symptoms

Sinusitis, commonly called a sinus infection, occurs when bacteria and germs build up in your sinuses and cause an infection. Sinus infections are often due to a cold, flu, allergies, or structural issues. Given that cannabis can help treat infections and reduce inflammation, a recent study suggests that people with sinus issues could benefit from… Read More

Is Mouth Tape a Good Way of Controlling Snoring?

Mouth breathing causes snoring. For many married couples, it can be a recurring argument. Snoring can drive your partner crazy and mean endless sleepless nights unless they decide to move to the spare bedroom. But a small sticky strip can change all that, according to a small group of devotees. Dr. Michael Friedman, medical director… Read More

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

As you age, the delicate skin on your eyelids can become saggy, droopy, or puffy. This excess skin may cause you to look tired and older than you are. In some cases, the excess skin might make it hard to open your eyes, affecting your vision and ability to see. If you’ve noticed signs of… Read More

Is Constant Fatigue Worth Worrying About?

Does it seem like you no longer have the same energy levels? Are you always tired, no matter what you do? You might ignore constant fatigue since everyone gets exhausted at some point, especially after a long day. But relapsing exhaustion could indicate needing to see a doctor to help determine what’s causing your tiredness…. Read More

How Long Does Sinusitis Last For?

Has your stuffy nose lingered longer than usual? You might have sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection. There are different causes and types of sinusitis. How long your sinusitis lasts usually depends on the type and cause of the sinus infection you’re dealing with. Keep reading to learn more about sinusitis and how long… Read More

What Does a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Mean?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping or briefly struggling to breathe? Does your partner frequently complain that you snore? These are some signs of a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway muscles in the throat relax as you sleep, restricting airflow. Not getting enough… Read More

Is Having Dry Mouth a Concern?

Many people occasionally experience cotton or dry mouth, especially when they’re under stress, nervous, or upset. However, when your mouth always feels parched or if you have trouble swallowing, the feeling can be more than uncomfortable. A dry mouth can be a side-effect of the medication you’re taking or a symptom of a potentially serious… Read More

Is Vertigo a Permanent Condition?

Do you often feel like the world is moving all around you, even when standing still? Do you ever find that you lose your balance and can’t stay upright? These are some of the symptoms of a condition called vertigo. Vertigo can be a semi-permanent or permanent condition depending on the cause. If you have… Read More

Are Symptoms of COVID-19 Worse in the Winter?

During the winter months, it’s normal to get sick more. But with COVID-19 now part of the conversation, what does that mean? It’s difficult to know for sure, but some evidence suggests that like cold and flu season, COVID-19 increases seasonally as well. Keep reading to learn if symptoms of COVID-19 are worse in the… Read More

10 Signs You Have a Sinus Infection

Are you experiencing pressure around your nose, forehead, and eyes? Does your face feel like it’s overly full? These are some of the more common signs of having a sinus infection. Your sinuses are tiny, empty spaces that connect the inside of your nose. They’re found behind your forehead and cheekbones. When you have a… Read More

What Does an Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Do?

What Does an Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Do?

Do you suffer from frequent sore throats? Does your child always seem to have ear infections, month after month? These are only some of the many afflictions that an ear nose throat (ENT) specialist, also known as an otolaryngologist, can treat. Ear, nose, and throat specialists can also treat sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, and… Read More

What are the Differences Between the Flu and COVID-19?

Cold and flu season is here again, and with that comes the continued concern that your symptoms could be COVID-19. Although the onset of body aches, sore throat, fatigue, fever, headaches, runny nose, and cough caused by the flu are anticipated to a certain extent, now you also have to worry about if you could… Read More

How to Address Signs of Facial Aging

Although there is no way to go back in time, today’s facial cosmetic procedures can take years off your face. Stress, sun exposure, genetics, lifestyle, and time are some of the many factors that lead to apparent signs of aging. When you age, your skin loses its elasticity, leading to the formation of fat deposits,… Read More

Are My Food Allergies Guaranteed to Be Severe?

Are you concerned that you may have food allergies? Whether you have food sensitivities or allergies, these differ from person to person. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to food won’t always be the same, and they may worsen over time. Even if two people have the same allergy to a food, that doesn’t mean… Read More

What Are The Most Common Rhinoplasty Questions?

Do you look in the mirror and wish your nose was smaller, more symmetric, or had a different shape? Do you feel uncomfortable when you see pictures of yourself because all you see is your nose? If so, you may be a good candidate for a procedure called rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that… Read More

8 Ways to Make Wearing a Mask Better If You’re Hard of Hearing

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s essential to wear a mask and keep a distance of six feet to protect yourself and others. Yet, these measures that mitigate the spread of COVID-19 also affect communication. It’s now commonplace to be told and say, “I can’t understand you.” Or “what did you say?” The reality is,… Read More

If My Kid Has the Sniffles, Is it COVID or a Cold?

Before COVID-19, many parents anticipated that their children would develop colds during the colder months. Typical symptoms include coughs, low-grade fever, stuffy noses, and sore throats. But amid the pandemic, the same symptoms could be a sign of COVID-19. So, how do you tell whether your child has a cold or COVID-19? What do you… Read More

Are My Allergies COVID-19 Symptoms?

The warmer weather in spring comes with allergens. As allergies begin to flare up, it’s essential to know the difference between allergies and COVID-19. While the symptoms of COVID-19 and allergies can appear quite similar and even have several overlapping symptoms, some are rarer than others. It’s not unusual with the ongoing pandemic to feel… Read More

Can Stress Make My Sleep Apnea Worse During the Pandemic?

The uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 has increased many people’s stress levels, which has impacted the quality of their sleep at night. For some people, this means it’s also exacerbated their sleep apnea. Almost every aspect of our day-to-day life has been affected by the ongoing pandemic. Daily routines have been upended, forcing people to… Read More


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