Sneezing! We all do it. From weeds to trees, from kittens to wool mittens, there are many things that set our noses off. Nasal rinse? Sometimes! A small number of people who are new to nasal rinses might notice a few initial sneezes as a side effect.
The common cold rears its stuffy head more often in cool weather – cold temps equal cold season. But the weather itself isn’t to blame. The idea that going outside with wet hair will automatically give you the sniffles? Lies!
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
Do you even know what a uvula is? Get your mind out of the gutter! Everyone has one, and unlike Sheldon Cooper, you don’t need to feel embarrassed about it.
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?
You may have experienced this – the feeling that your head is in a vice. The pounding, the thumping, the running toward the medicine cabinet in seek of an aspirin or twelve. Yes, migraines are anything but minor.
Your cartilage is fit! How do you know? Because your nose runs and runs and never gets tired. 😉 If you find yourself nodding along, you may be suffering from chronic sinusitis. This is a condition not only marked by a runny nose, but also postnasal drainage, nasal congestion, pain around the eyes, cheeks, nose, … Continue reading Chronic Sinusitis and How Nasal Rinse Can Help
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?
Allergies are exceptionally common in all ages: more than 50 million people in the US suffer from them. And that leaves us running toward the drug store aisles. Come to mama, antihistamines – you can make it all better!
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