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Allergies & ENT

What to do if you think you have a sinus infection

Sinusitis, or sinus infection, is likely a familiar term. After all, about one in seven people has a sinus infection each year, for a total of more than 30 million cases. But you may not be familiar with all the different types or what to do if you start experiencing symptoms of a sinus infection. …

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Hear me out: The surprising link between diabetes and hearing loss

An estimated 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. But did you know there’s a sizable overlap between these two large groups? According to the American Diabetes Association, a recent study found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in …

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5 ways you’re making your allergies worse

For many of us, the sniffling, sneezing and itchy throats of seasonal allergies are an inevitable part of our lives. While there are several treatments and medications that make allergies better, there also are things many of us are doing that actually make them worse. 1. Forgetting to change or clean air filters The reasons …

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The best foods to help you fight allergies

Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and it turns out allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, symptoms are our bodies’ way of being overprotective. The immune system mistakes irritants such as airborne pollen, dust, mold or pet dander as viruses, bacteria or parasites that are trying to enter the body. Mucosal membranes of the nose, …

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4 things you need to know about pets and your allergies

They’re cute and oh-so-cuddly, but your sneezes, watering eyes and headache are anything but adorable. Pet allergies, including those to cats and dogs, are among the most common allergies. While an animal can be a wonderful addition to any home, talking with your allergist before introducing a new pet is an important step to integrating …

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The terrible cough you can’t seem to kick

Cough, cough, cough. Sorry, are you sick? Nope, that’s just your pesky cough that has been lingering around since the upper respiratory infection you had over the holidays. Or maybe, you are someone who is always coughing and clearing their throat? A cough is a significant problem and one of the most common reasons for …

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