Tag: stuffy nose

How to Get Through Allergy Season

How to Get Through Allergy Season

For a few years in a row, my youngest son would get the sniffles, a sore throat, and other cold symptoms around the same time every spring. I figured that many kids get a cold once a year or so; our son just happens to get his in March. My

Ask the Doctor: Pulmonary Hypertension; Home Health Care; Allergies

Q: I’ve had mitral valve disease for a long time, as well as poorly controlled blood pressure. I also developed pulmonary hypertension. My mitral valve was repaired, but I wonder if that will help my pulmonary hypertension. It seems like a very serious condition.

A: Pulmonary hypertension (sometimes called pulmonary arterial

The Myth of Non-Drowsy Antihistamines and Allergy Medicine

The Myth of Non-Drowsy Antihistamines and Allergy Medicine

Allergy sufferers have long faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamine medications: sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies or take antihistamines and live in a fog instead. Antihistamines stop allergy symptoms by reducing or blocking histamines—chemicals the body releases in response to an allergic trigger. Histamines cause the

Congestion: Nasal Pain and How to Clear It Up

Congestion: Nasal Pain and How to Clear It Up

While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues, thanks to congestion. Nasal conditions, often caused by allergies, can be irritating, painful, annoying, and disruptive. However, by recognizing the source

Clear It Up! Post-Nasal Drip Remedies

Clear It Up! Post-Nasal Drip Remedies

Post-nasal drip is the accumulation of mucus, usually in your sinuses, that moves down the back of the nose into the throat. It can be an annoying and disruptive condition, but one that’s treatable by post-nasal drip remedies, both pharmaceutical and natural.
Your body makes about one to two quarts of

7. Influenza

Influenza—commonly called “the flu”—is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It affects the lungs as well as the whole body. Most people recognize the symptoms—fever, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, and headache. Sometimes the flu is confused with the common cold, but even though some of the symptoms

Confronting Your Nasal Allergies

Confronting Your Nasal Allergies

While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues. Irritating, painful, and annoying, nasal allergies can be quite disruptive. However, by recognizing source of your allergy, you can more easily

Ask The Experts: Nasal Decongestants; Donating Blood; Lip Screen

Ask the Experts: Nasal Decongestants
Q. My nose is constantly stuffy, and I use a decongestant spray to ease the problem. However, a friend tells me it could worsen my high blood pressure. Is this true?

A. Unlike oral decongestants—which can exacerbate high blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels throughout the body—nasal

Is it a Cold, Flu or Allergies?

Your eyes itch, your nose is running and you’ve been sneezing. Is it a cold, flu or allergies? Understanding the differences will help you avoid unnecessary medications or those that might make your symptoms worse.

Allergies are triggered by something in the environment. In summer, grasses and rag-weed are common culprits.

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