Dispelling Myths About Nasal Allergies Nasal allergies can sometimes be hard to understand, and even harder to explain. For this reason, you may have heard several myths about nasal allergies. Understanding the facts about nasal allergies will help you to better understand and take care of your symptoms. Myth #1, [...]
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Frequently Asked Questions Is there one particular season that’s worse for sneezing? Not really. In spring, trees and flowers pollinate sending millions of pollen grains into the air. Summertime is the grass and weed pollen season. And, in fall, those with allergies may react to both ragweed and mold. Winter [...]
Simple Solutions to Reduce or Eliminate Allergens The best way for you to avoid the signs and symptoms of allergies in your own home is to avoid exposure to the allergens (dust mites, mold, pollen, and pet allergen) that cause problems. Effective environmental control can reduce or eliminate the need [...]
Sinusitis Have you ever had a cold or allergy attack that wouldn’t go away? If so, there’s a good chance you actually had sinusitis. Experts estimate that 37 million people are afflicted with sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health conditions in America. That number may [...]
How Allergies Affect Your Child’s Health Your child has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a physiological response to specific allergens such as pet dander or ragweed. The symptoms are fairly simple — a runny nose (rhinitis), watery eyes, and some periodic sneezing. The best solution is to administer over-the-counter antihistamine, [...]
Who is in Day Care? The 2000 census reported that of among the nation’s 19.6 million preschoolers, grandparents took care of 21 percent, 17 percent were cared for by their father (while their mother was employed or in school); 12 percent were in day care centers; nine percent were cared [...]
Why Children Have Ear Aches? To understand earaches you must first know about the Eustachian tube, a narrow channel connecting the inside of the ear to the back of the throat, just above the soft palate. The tube allows drainage — preventing fluid in the middle ear from building up [...]
What is facial trauma? The term facial trauma means any injury to the face or upper jaw bone. Facial traumas include injuries to the skin covering, underlying skeleton, neck, nasal (sinuses), orbital socket, or oral lining, as well as the teeth and dental structures. Sometimes these types of injuries are [...]
Children put many things in their mouths (including food) that can cause trouble. When you know that a child has ingested a foreign object, consider this a medical emergency and seek immediate attention. If your child is choking – cannot breathe, is gasping, cannot talk, or is turning blue – [...]
It is a well-known fact among parents that children sometimes put things such as dried beans, small toys, or beads in their ears, nose, or mouth. Such inappropriate objects may cause harm if immediate medical attention is not provided. Often, caregivers are unaware that a child has taken in such [...]