Tag Archives: sore throat

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

Cotton Swabs & Your Ears

For year’s people believed that if your ears were dirty, then it was a result of poor hygiene. On top of that, with compounded dirt, dust, and grime our ears produce what is commonly known as earwax. So if using cotton swabs to clean your ears is not recommended, how should we go about this crucial element of hygiene? Continue reading

Sweet Treats Turned Sour

Undoubtedly there are still stockpiles of Halloween candy hidden in different nooks and crannies around your home. But don’t be so quick that just because you indulge on a few pieces here and there that the sugar is the cause of your stomachache. 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