How to Clean Your Ears Safely

A common misconception that people have about cleaning their ears is that they are supposed to use cotton swabs to remove earwax. But most cotton swab packages even state that…

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Ear Infections: Cost, Treatment and Prevention

Ear infections are some of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. They’re also the most common reason for antibiotic use in children. Symptoms of ear…

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Should You Go to the Emergency Room for a Bloody Nose?

Bloody noses are alarming, but most of the time they aren’t serious. Something as simple as hay fever, vigorous nose blowing, nose picking and dry air can cause a nosebleed.…

What You Can Do For Ear Infections

Ruptured Eardrums 101

Known medically as tympanic membrane perforation, a ruptured (or perforated) eardrum occurs when a hole or tear forms in the thin tissue that separates your ear canal from your middle…

Can You Fix Snoring with Surgery?

Snoring is a sound created by the vibration of tissues in the throat during sleep, and it can be treated using a number of options. Many of these are conservative…

Why Do My Ears Hurt When Flying/Scuba Diving?

Most people who have spent time on an airplane in the past will recall feelings of changing pressure in the ears as the plane gained or lost altitude. People who…

Allergies or a Cold? How to Tell the Difference

Many medical conditions share similar symptoms, and a good example is allergies and the common cold. The two conditions share symptoms like a runny nose and excess mucus, and it…

Many medical conditions share similar symptoms, and a good example is allergies and the common cold. The two conditions share symptoms like a runny nose and excess mucus, and it can often be difficult to tell the difference between the two. Fortunately, there are some tell-tale signs of each condition if you know where to… Read more »

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What Causes Nosebleeds?

Known in medical terms as epistaxes, nosebleeds involve bleeding from the inside of the nose. Plenty of people have infrequent nosebleeds, especially younger children and older adults. Nosebleeds can be…

What You Can Do For Ear Infections

What Can Cause Hearing Loss?

Gradual hearing loss with aging is common, affecting about 25 percent of people in the United States between ages 55 and 64. This number increases to roughly 50 percent in…

Why Do I Have Allergies

The Basics of Sinusitis

The sinuses are an important part of the nasal system, and if the tissue lining the sinuses becomes inflamed or swells up, it causes a condition called sinusitis. When sinuses…