We’ve all had that achy pain in forehead, cheekbones and bridge of the nose, but what exactly is it? If it’s accompanied by a runny nose, facial swelling, or fullness…
Have you ever woken up with sinus pressure, a stuffy nose and sore throat? That’s your sinuses reacting to an irritant. Here are a few tips from Dr. Dean to…
Do you have congestion, tenderness around the eyes and cheeks, and a reduced sense of smell? You might be one of 37 million Americans living with chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis…
Most adults know that they need to visit their optometrist to get regular vision tests and the dentist to get cleanings twice a year, but when is the last time you went for a checkup on your hearing? Since your ability to hear can change over time, it can be difficult to notice changes until it’s too late.
The sense of smell isn’t something we typically take for granted, but it can affect everyday life when it’s gone. If you can’t smell, it may be more difficult to taste food, and may even lead to dangerous situations if you can’t detect smoke or a gas leak.
While it is possible for someone to permanently lose their ability to smell, it is much more common for it to only happen for a period of a few days to a couple of weeks. Anosmia (the complete loss of smell) and hyposmia (partial loss of smell), affect thousands of Americans each year.
It is estimated that approximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, which comes to nearly 17% of the population. While some can be minor and go away quickly, others can become serious, and require daily treatment of some sort. The big question is, how do you know what type of headache you have in order to find the correct relief?
Winter is passing and you can finally enjoy an outdoor jog instead of logging miles on the treadmill; unless you’re one of 18 million Americans suffering from spring allergies. Sneezing, coughing and watery eyes can make it difficult to enjoy the nice weather, but these simple tips will make outdoor exercise during the spring easier.
Your nose is almost constantly producing mucus. In fact, it makes approximately a quart of it each day. Mucus performs necessary functions including trapping bacteria and moistening the airways, but overproduction can lead to some annoying side effects.
The cold weather has slowed down pollen production and that means a relief for allergy sufferers, right? Not necessarily. The chilly months may force you to stay indoors where several allergens and irritants could be present.
Since allergy symptoms can often match those of the common cold, it is important to recognize the possible causes of allergic reactions.
When the weather turns cold, many people experience pain or discomfort in their ears, nose and throat. People often confuse symptoms caused by cold weather with illness or infection (or vice versa). It is important to know how cooler weather can affect your respiratory health.