Allergic Rhinitis

Anne, a 28 year old musician, has experienced increased sneezing with a runny and stuffed nose, for more than ten years, particularly worse in the fall. She wonders “Am I allergic to something in the air?” Defined as an “abnormal sensitivity to...

Pollination and Allergy

Pollen, tiny particles that travel in the air or carried by insects, are male cells of flowering plants and essential to plant fertilization. However, if it’s windy while pollination is in progress, there exists a higher tendency of wind-borne-pollen induced...

Sinusitis: Facts and Remedy

Our sinuses are located within cavities beneath the formation of our cheekbones, called maxillary, behind the forehead and eyebrows, called frontal, on both sides of the bridge of the nose, called ethmoid, and behind the nose, in front of the brain, called sphenoid....

Treating Nasal Inflammation

Allergic rhinitis, chronic inflammation of the lining membrane of the nose, is triggered by allergens such as trees, grasses, weeds, dust mites, and animal dander. The interaction between allergens, IgE and our mast cells and basophiles triggers the release of...
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