Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans. During the spring and summer, many take the opportunity to head to their nearest pharmacy to stock up on antihistamines or troll through online search results trying to find a way to relieve their symptoms. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions floating around falsely articulating just how allergies start and what you can do to prevent issues. Nothing replaces a visit to your allergist to develop a personalized treatment plan. But with so much false information circulating, we wanted to outline some of the biggest myths about seasonal allergies.
Workings of the Inner Ear
Eustachian tubes are small canals about on and a half inches long and only a few millimeters in diameter. These tubes connect the back of your throat, nose, and middle ear. They are typically closed, but they open when you swallow, yawn, or talk. It serves a few different purposes.
Beautiful warm weather brings about a lot of issues for many individuals. While it's instinctive to spend time outdoors after being cooped up in the house all winter, but there are some downfalls to all the sunshine.
As spring begins to turn slowly into summer, many individuals find it a difficult time of year for sinuses. Congestion can be challenging and at times affect our quality of life. If you are struggling with regular inflammation of the nasal passages, you could be dealing with a sinus infection. Prolonged complications are usually defined as chronic sinusitis. The problem, while uncomfortable, is a standard issue that plagues roughly 29.4 million adults in the U.S. alone. What many individuals are unaware of the different categories and issues that can happen if left untreated.
Allergy season is among us, and many individuals will find themselves riddled with itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose. While almost 60 million Americans suffer from hay fever, there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about the condition. Though it may seem unimportant regarding ailments, it's challenging to live with if you are one of those who is afflicted. We've put together five of the most common misconceptions about allergies and allergy season.
Technology is continuing to advance in our quest for improved hearing. Hearing aids are better than ever with digital programming, Bluetooth connectivity (yes, it can connect with your phone!), and shrinking size for a more discreet appearance. However, there are some people who are not well-served by traditional hearing aids.
Do you have chronic issues with a full or clogged sensation in your ears? Do you have a difficult time flying in a plane or driving over mountains due to ear pressure issues? A new technology with recent FDA approval is here to solve your problems. The FDA has just approved a new Eustachian tube balloon to help people who have chronic issues with middle ear pressure.
Topics: Ear Pressure
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Our ears are incredibly complex and delicate organs responsible for collecting, processing, and sending sound signals to our brains and enabling us to hear. They also play a vital role in helping us maintain our equilibrium and balance. Without proper maintenance and care, we can cause unnecessary damage to our ears. Some of the most common ear problems are treatable or have preventative measures that protect your ears from hearing loss or damage.
Topics: Hearing Loss
As the winter weather starts to creep in, we begin to spend more time indoors attracting infections. The throat and its delicate tissue is highly susceptible to irritation and inflammation from viruses and bacteria. Below we have listed the three most common throat infections that cause issues and different preventative measures you can take to care for your throat.
Topics: Neck Care