The Difference Between the Cold, Flu, and Seasonal Allergies

It can be difficult to tell the common cold from the flu or allergies. For you, the sufferer, the destination is often the same: the living room sofa. Sore throats, aches, and a nose that’s suddenly a long-distance runner – the symptoms of all can overlap. So how do you know what you have? And, … Continue reading The Difference Between the Cold, Flu, and Seasonal Allergies

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Post-Surgery Garbage Odor: Why Does Getting Well Smell So Bad?

In the days following surgery, life doesn’t always come up smelling like roses. Instead, it can come up smelling like garbage. Yep, one of the more common side effects of a procedure performed on the nose or sinuses is an altered sense of smell. This can leave patients impatient and wanting to dive nose first … Continue reading Post-Surgery Garbage Odor: Why Does Getting Well Smell So Bad?

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Can Athletes Benefit from Nasal Rinsing?

Nasal rinsing: it’s quick, easy, effective, and comes with countless benefits for people of all walks of life, including athletes. The practice clears sinuses, removing mucus and muck and all that icky stuff. Some of the many proven benefits include optimized airflow, reduced allergies, and decreased flu and cold symptoms. Oh, and did we mention … Continue reading Can Athletes Benefit from Nasal Rinsing?

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Alleviating COPD Symptoms with Nasal Rinsing

Population studies suggest that as many as 75% of patients with COPD have concomitant nasal symptoms and that more than 30% of patients with sinusitis also have lower airway symptoms of asthma or COPD.  Given that the upper and lower airway lining have similar exposure to allergens and react with a similar inflammatory response, it … Continue reading Alleviating COPD Symptoms with Nasal Rinsing

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