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Common Issues That Affect Your Sinuses and What to do About Them

OAT
August 21, 2018

The sinuses are a complex network of hollow cavities in the face. They are lined with soft pink tissue that is on any given occasion filled with a small amount of mucus. Sometimes, these hollow passages become infected, and the result is excess mucus and difficulty breathing. What we do know is when the area is infected, it causes a lot of pain and discomfort. We will take a look at some common problems with sinuses and how you can address the issue.

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Topics: Sinusitis, Ear Pressure, Sinus Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Infection

Sinus Infections and Ear Pain

OAT
June 12, 2018

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.

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Topics: Ear Pressure, Sinus Infection

Shedding Light on Dust Mites: Tips for Defeating Dust Mite Allergies

OAT
August 14, 2017

Gesundheit! If you suffer from dust mite allergies, then you’re no stranger to sniffles and sneezes and blessings from passing strangers. Or runny noses and itchy, watery eyes, for that matter. While investing in Puffs facial tissues may still be in order, there are a number of strategies and treatments to help make your existence less about the mites and more about enjoying life.

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Topics: Allergies, Dust Mites, Sinus Infection, Sinus Surgery

Do I Need Sinus Surgery?

OAT
June 14, 2017

Should I have my sinuses removed? Can I take out my sinuses? Will sinus surgery help my allergies? If you suffer from chronic allergies, recurring sinus infections, sinusitis, or other sinus-related problems, the odds are pretty good that you’ve asked yourself some variation of these relatively unpleasant questions. And if you’re seriously considering sinus surgery, you’ve probably done everything you can to calm your allergies naturally and to appease your sinuses holistically.

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Topics: Sinus Infection, Sinus Surgery

Is it a Cold, Sinus Infection, or Allergies?

OAT
May 10, 2017

We’ve all been there: either complaining about how miserable our allergies are making us or desperately hoping that “it’s just allergies.” Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall on, it’s good to know what’s what.

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Topics: Sinus Infection, Allergies, Cold