Yearly Archives: 2017

Gluten and Nasal Congestion

The word "gluten" cutout of bread, surrounded by pasta: gluten and nasal congestion.

The connection between gluten and nasal congestion may not be immediately apparent, but there certainly is a connection, especially for individuals who happen to be gluten intolerant. Gluten is a protein which is commonly found in grains and various foods

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What Is Sinus Thrombosis?

A man holds his nose in pain, since he suffers from sinus thrombosis.

Cavernous sinus thrombosis, or CST, is a severe sinus condition which can arise from complications attendant upon some kinds of facial infection, often leading to the development of a blood clot in the cavernous sinuses of the skull, where there

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Fungal Sinusitis: Causes and Treatment

A man holding pills and a glass of water: antibiotics might effectively treat fungal sinusitis.

Fungi are organisms which are akin to plants, although they cannot be accurately identified as plants because they lack chlorophyll in their makeup, and therefore are unable to manufacture their food. Fungi must rely on other dead organic matter for

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Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)

A patient with AERD takes precautions before takings aspirin from the bottle.

Often shortened to AERD and also known as Samter’s Triad, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease is considered a ‘chronic’ medical condition that affects the body in three different ways: asthma, sensitivity to aspirin, and sinus disease (with recurring nasal polyps). In addition

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Sinusitis and Halitosis

A young woman suffers from sinusitis and halitosis.

Regarding sinus infections, there are many ways they can affect your life on a day-to-day basis, from not being able to sleep at night to the relationship between sinus infections and toothache. Unfortunately, as far as infections go, healthy sinuses

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Sinus Toothache: Causes and Symptoms

A man with sinus toothache holds his cheek in pain.

If you’ve ever had a toothache or perhaps you’re suffering from a toothache right now, your dentist will always ask you about your symptoms and assessing the issue. At first, you might wonder why they ask simple questions when your

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Sinusitis During Pregnancy: Precautions and Tips

A pregnant woman sits in bed, holding her nose, experiencing sinusitis during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, it’s important to eat healthily and avoid bad habits like smoking to keep our babies healthy and safe. However, there are some things we can’t avoid, and this includes sinus infections. At the best of times, sinusitis is

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Why Do Sinus Infections Worsen at Night?

A man is lying in bed, holding his nose with a tissue, because sinus infections worsen at night.

If you’ve ever had sinus infections or maybe you’re experiencing the issue right now, you’ll know just how problematic they can be. With a cough, headache, potential loss of hearing and taste and more, it can be tough to get

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The Link Between Obesity and Sinusitis

A doctor measures an overweight man's waist. Obesity and sinusitis, when both present, can create a negative spiral of symptoms.

Sinusitis one of the most common issues people tend to experience in the US and as well as worldwide. However, it’s still an incredibly unique health problem, and this is because the term covers numerous causes. Since the word ‘sinusitis’

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Are Sinus Infections Contagious?

A woman is holding a tissue to her nose, sitting in her car. Depending on what the cause of her sinus infection was, it may or may not be contagious.

If you’re currently experiencing a sinus infection, there’s probably one question that springs to mind before any other; are sinus infections contagious? Often, we worry about passing the infection on to others and potentially putting them through the pain and

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