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Why You Should Never Clean Your Ears With Cotton Swabs

According to reports by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, nasal allergies impact almost 50 million people throughout the country. These allergies can create itchy symptoms in your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. It might be tempting to scratch that itch with a trusty cotton swab. At the very least, it might clean away…

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Flu Or Sinus Infection: How To Tell The Difference This Fall

It’s the time of year when every nearby grocer and pharmacist is offering the annual flu shot. But before you were able to get the vaccination, you’ve noticed your sinuses are tender, you have a headache, and you feel exhausted. Is it the flu or a sinus infection? Use this guide to find out.  …

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What Happens If I Don’t Treat My Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection, otherwise known as sinusitis, is a result of bacteria or virus that causes swelling and inflammation in the tissue that make up your sinuses. But what happens when you don’t seek medical help for your sinus infection? It gets worse You may already be experiencing the pressure, swelling, and inflammation associated with…

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What’s Causing my Child’s Ear Infections?

Ear infections, or otitis media, are the most common reason caretakers bring children to the doctor. Lasting from a few days to six weeks, ear infections in children are often painful, and in some cases can cause temporary hearing difficulties. Otitis media occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Most commonly, bacteria or even…

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