Herbal Remedies for Sinus Infection: Pros and Cons

Sinus Infection

If you’re one of the 30 million Americans suffering from sinusitis, you would probably try any number of things to clear it up — irrigating your nasal cavities with a Neti pot, taking over-the-counter sinus medicine, adding moisture to the air with a humidifier, even twisting yourself up into a helpful yoga pose. Sinus infections … Read more

Acute Sinusitis vs. Chronic Sinusitis

Sinus

Pounding headache, check. Stuffy nose, check. Exhaustion, check. Changing of the seasons and shifts in barometric pressure that exacerbate the symptoms, double-check. It all adds up to one awful case of sinusitis (aka rhinosinusitis). But is it just one case? Or do you have these bouts several times a year? Acute sinusitis is a temporary … Read more

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

A recently developed procedure may help millions of people struggling with Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) without the need for surgery or constant medication. Eustachian tube balloon dilation is an FDA-approved procedure that has been shown to help people with chronic ETD by resolving the source of the problem rather than treating symptoms alone. What Is … Read more

Why Your Sinusitis, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea Could Be Related

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There’s nothing worse than a poor night’s sleep. If your sleep difficulties are caused by breathing difficulties, you and your bed partner are likely to both wake up unrested. In fact, 30 percent of participants say their sweetie’s snoring causes them to routinely sleep in a separate room, according to one UK Study. Beyond its … Read more

How California Wildfires Can Cause Sinus Infections

Wildfires Can Cause Sinus Infections

We are in the thick of California wildfire season again, and with it comes the usual hazards: evacuations, scorched earth, orange skies, eye-stinging smoke — and sinus infections. How can you tell whether you have wildfire-induced sinusitis? And how exactly can you avoid it? Let’s explore. Sinus Infections + Smoke Sinuses are air-filled pockets in … Read more

Do You Have Symptoms for Sinusitis or COVID?

Sinusitus sickness

You are feeling the symptoms come on. Cough, check. Sore throat, check. It’s not long before you’re contemplating an unsettling question: Is it a sinus infection — or is it COVID-19? Sinusitis and COVID-19 both have many of the same symptoms, which means it is difficult to determine the cause of your illness without taking … Read more