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Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

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 throat becomes infected … Read More

Don’t Ignore Middle Ear Infection Symptoms

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. An untreated … Read More

How to Remove Ear Wax

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

What Are Adenoids, and What Do They Do?

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 … Read More

Preventing and Treating Ear Infections in Children

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, and the top reason children undergo surgery.2,3 Most … Read More

Natural Home Treatment for Swimmer’s Ear

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

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