The nose is one of the most versatile organs of the body. It cleans the air we breathe to prevent infection. When you smoke a cigarette, you are not only destroying your lungs, but you are also destroying the nasal passages from doing their job to prevent illness.
How productive was your last “increasing workplace productivity” meeting? How many new productivity-boosting practices and apps have you spent time and money putting in place? Here’s some advice from your neighborhood otolaryngologist: ditch the fruitless meetings, cancel your wasteful productivity software, and invest in allergy drops.
Some old wives’ tales have only become more absurd as our understanding of science and medicine continues to improve. The “five second rule” is generally not observed as a truth among adults, and it’s taken about as seriously as the notion that chewing gum can stick to the stomach for seven years.
Imagine trying to catch your trophy while your fishing buddy is sneezing excessively. Goodbye, fish! Seasonal allergies can cause airway irritation that could be as minor as an occasional sneeze to a serious life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. It is estimated that one in four Americans suffer from allergies.
The five most common ways people combat their allergy symptoms usually do not provide any relief at all. Here are five common mistakes and advice on how to better control allergy symptoms, including runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and headaches.
People with Allergies may be at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, because: We are currently in tree pollen season, which means that our immune system may be a little more stressed now than during non-pollen sensitive seasons.
Fall is not necessarily a season you associate with allergies. But in places like Arizona that have a year-round growing season, allergies aren’t just a spring thing. And the fall is particularly difficult because of ragweed pollen.
It seems like allergies already make our lives miserable enough, but they have also been linked to depression and suicide rates. This does not mean that allergies cause depression, but they can worsen the symptoms. Of course, everyone thinks of pollen and dust as the main culprits of allergies.
Now that allergies happen all year in Arizona due to different types of pollen and desert plants, sufferers are looking for relief and treatment using over-the-counter medicines. Antihistamines are just one type of over the counter medication that is used to relieve cold, sinus and allergy symptoms.
Allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people. Allergens are everywhere in the world around us. Examples of common allergens are pollen, foods, and mold.