Getting Pierced – KELOIDS

Getting Pierced? Watch Out For Keloids Picture this: You get your ear pierced at highly respected place and adhere to all of the self-care directions you were given. Then, a month later, you notice a bump in the piercing area. The bump may be a symptom of keloids, which are overgrowths of scar tissue that […]

Are All Cases of Sinusitis the Same?

Are All Cases of Sinusitis the Same? When your sinuses are healthy, they are filled with air. In the event they experience any inflammation, they can fill with fluid and germs and cause a sinus infection or sinusitis. The most common causes of sinusitis are allergies, airborne chemicals, irritants, and fungal infections. Acute Sinusitis vs. […]

Will Surgery Help My Allergies?

Will Surgery Help My Allergies? You may experience allergies if your immune system finds mold, pollen, dust, or another substance known as an allergen to be harmful. The allergen can stimulate the cells in your immune system to release certain chemicals and cause common allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching, headaches, shortness of breath, […]

Vaping and Allergies

Vaping Vaping is more popular today than ever before. It involves using an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette that delivers nicotine through a liquid, which eventually turns to vapor. Although the vapor from e-cigarettes may have less toxic substances than cigarette smoke, you still expose yourself to nicotine if you vape. Vaping is often marketed as […]

Good Germs – Meet the Microbiome

Meet the Microbiome Contrary to popular belief, not all germs are bad. In fact, your body is home to about 100 trillion good bacteria that can be found in your gut. This good bacteria is important for your overall health and survival. To demonstrate why, let’s discuss your gut microbiome. Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and […]

Do I Have a Cold or Allergies?

Do I Have a Cold or Allergies? While a cold and allergies share the same symptoms, they are very different conditions that come with different treatments. So, how do you know whether you have a cold or allergies? Keep reading to find out. Allergies vs Cold Allergies are the result of your immune system mistaking […]

Clogged Ears? The Nose Knows

Clogged Ears? Have you ever experienced clogged ears? If so, you likely know that the uncomfortable symptoms like ear pain, dizziness, and muffled hearing they often bring. So, what exactly causes clogged ears? While the exact cause of clogged ears varies from person to person, this condition is often the result of eustachian tube dysfunction. […]

Chronic Snoring and Causes

What is Chronic Snoring? Loud breathing during sleep that sounds unpleasant is known as snoring. If you snore during most nights, even when you’re feeling good and aren’t facing any allergy symptoms, you are likely experiencing chronic snoring. Believe it or not, chronic snoring is a common condition that affects about 45% of adult men […]

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. While cystic fibrosis requires daily attention, individuals living with it are usually able to go to school, work, and enjoy a high quality of life. Although there is no cure for […]