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What is Rhinosinusitis and how do you know if you have it?

Rhinosinusitis is the medical term for a sinus infection, or the inflammation of the air cavities that line your nose and skull—AKA: your sinuses. As the cavities and passages become swollen, germs, and bacteria become trapped. This is how infection occurs. Sinus infections, most typically caused by a virus, may lead to other health issues. Here are a few ways to tell if you might be suffering from a sinus infection:

 

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Common Colds and Cold Weather

Have you ever heard of nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis or acute coryza? Probably not, but odds are you’re familiar with the symptoms associated with them; a sore throat, runny nose, and sneezing? Or better known as—the common cold. As the weather changes and the temperature drops, colds seem to follow.

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Keeping Your Ears Safe from the Cold

Winter is coming, which means it is time to take a few extra precautions to protect your health. Ears in particular are very sensitive to cold weather and winter winds due to them having less fatty tissue for protection. Long exposer to cold weather may cause various issues. Continue reading

Why Do I Have a Sore Throat?

Sore throats are a common ailment, especially this time of year. Many things, such as allergies and sinus infections, can cause this uncomfortable symptom. Increasing your liquid intake, gargling with warm salt water, and over-the-counter pain relievers can usually help, but in general we suggest seeing your ENT if you have a sore throat lasting more than five to seven days. Finding out the root cause is vital for treating your sore throat effectively. Some common causes include the following: Continue reading

Infection Leaves Fans Sore

Even more celebrities are feeling the pain of a sore throat. The Rolling Stones were recently forced to cancel a series of concerts due to Mick Jagger’s sore throat, brought about by a throat infection. Continue reading

No Tricks, All Treats

Leave the tricks out of Trick-or-Treating this year. Infections by contagious viruses or bacteria are the source of the majority of sore throats. Since you and your little ones will be out and about for Halloween festivities, make sure you are prepared to encounter different germs and bacterial bodies. Continue reading