Ever awakened with a splitting headache or an ache in your jaw? Has your bedmate accused you of making squeaking or crunching noises while you sleep? You could be one of millions who suffer from sleep bruxism (a.k.a. nighttime teeth grinding), one of the most common Read More
Sore throats often begin with a slight tickling sensation that progresses to a painful irritation, which ultimately makes swallowing and talking difficult. But what are the most common sore throat causes, and what's the best way to treat a sore throat?
The condition—also called pharyngitis—occurs when your … Read More
Whether it’s you or your child grappling with middle ear infection symptoms, the pain and discomfort can cause you a lot of sleepless nights. And while there are plenty of home remedies that provide effective earache treatment, signs of bacterial or viral ear infection should be taken seriously. … Read More
Ear infections occur when one of the Eustachian tubes that connect the ear to the back of the throat becomes swollen, and fluid builds up in the middle ear (the section just behind the eardrum). Bacteria or a virus can also cause an infection of the middle ear. As most … Read More
Your ear wax may not appear like a vital bodily function, but it plays an important role in your ear health. Ear wax (also spelled as one word: earwax) is a yellowish, waxy substance called cerumen, and it is produced by glands in the ear canal. Its job is to … Read More
The adenoids are two fleshy bumps of tissue at the back of the throat, just above the tonsils. In fact, they are often referred to as nasopharyngeal tonsils. Buried deep within the soft palate (roof of the mouth), our adenoids—unlike our tonsils—are not directly visible.
Along with the tonsils, adenoids are … Read More
If your child suffers from ear infections, you have lots of company. Approximately 80% to 90% of children will have at least one ear infection before school age.1,2
In the United States, ear infections are the most common reason antibiotics are prescribed, … Read More
Summer is upon us, and for those with access to pools, beaches, lakes, or rivers, it is time to start swimming. There is nothing like cooling off on a hot day by taking a refreshing dip into cool water. But if you plan to spend a lot of time in … Read More
[caption id="attachment_52090" align="alignright" width="291"] Andrographis is one of the best natural remedies for the common cold.[/caption]
For anyone who has tried the standard natural cold remedies—like Echinacea and vitamin C—and been disappointed, you’re not … Read More