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Nasal Rinsing is the Best Way to Fight Back-to-School Germs

POSTED: AUGUST 19, 2019 Children’s Hospitals agree! Nasal rinsing is the best way to fight back-to-school germs. Ask any Ear, Nose & Throat specialist, and they will tell you keeping the sinuses clean and healthy is key to a strong immune system. Flushing or washing out the nose restores the normal flow of mucus and clears away crusts from inside the nose. Routine nasal washes will help to clear infections, keep infections from starting, control nasal odors, decrease nasal stuffiness or promote healing after nasal or sinus surgery. –ChildrensDMC Parents, start your back-to-school germ fight TODAY before the onslaught of autumn colds and viruses begins. Study after study show the effectiveness of cleaning and moisturizing the sinuses to treat allergies and prevent infections. And...

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Nasal Rinsing for Kids: Your Gag-Free Solution

POSTED: JULY 30, 2019 Nasal Rinsing for Kids: Pediatricians & parents know they need it, but often children won’t tolerate traditional methods. Because of the gagging and choking common with traditional sinus irrigation methods, kids often approach having their noses cleaned with kicking and screaming. One pediatric ENT doctor and mother describes the miserable process she went through with her young daughter: “I crossed my legs over hers to keep them from flailing because the legs give more power to wiggle free. One of my arms crossed her body to hold both of her arms which allowed my free arm to rinse her nose with better control. Remember to watch your chin to avoid getting an angry head-butt!” Is holding your child down...

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Air Travel and Preventing Sinus Congestion

POSTED: JULY 19, 2019 Air Travel and Sinus Congestion: Two things that often go hand-in-hand. Here are some of the best remedies for preventing congestion while traveling by air. Also, the best treatments if you find yourself stuffed up during a flight. According to Dr. Garrett Bennett, a sinus and nasal surgery expert in New York, “understanding how air travel and your sinuses are related can be critical to prevent sinus pain and pressure.” In addition to ear pressure changes during take-off and landing, if you have sinus congestion prior to air travel, this pressure change can drastically. This can worsen ear pain, sinus pain, make colds worse, and also magnify allergy symptoms. Preventing Congestion Prior to Travel One of the best...

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Safe Allergy Relief During Pregnancy

POSTED: JULY 16, 2019 For safe allergy relief during pregnancy, taking prescription drugs and over-the-counter allergy or decongestant medications may carry risks and side effects. A physician should always be consulted. The Mayo Clinic recommends nasal rinsing during pregnancy. In this article, Dr. Tobah addresses the topic of taking allergy medications, and listing many drug-free options, emphasizing the safe and effective practice of saline irrigation. From Mayo Clinic Is it safe to take allergy medications during pregnancy? Answer From Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D. Allergy medications are sometimes recommended during pregnancy. However, before you take an allergy medication, consider ways to reduce your symptoms, including: Avoiding triggers. Limit your exposure to anything that triggers your allergy symptoms. Saline nasal spray. Over-the-counter saline nasal...

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CNN Calls this Allergy Season “Pollenpocalypse”

POSTED: APRIL 15, 2019 The photo above may make you want to sneeze just looking at it. According to CNN, the current pollen spike in the southeast, “comes primarily from the area’s trees, which include pine, oak, mulberry, birch and sweet gum.”   This Allergy Season is Being Called “Pollenpocalypse” “#ThePollening. It sounds like an M. Night Shyamalan horror film.” Why are pollen counts growing? It could be global warming. According to experts at the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA), “These pollen counts are getting higher today than ever before. This is attributable to climate change, experts say. “Warmer temperatures mean higher carbon dioxide levels, and that increases a plant’s production of pollen,” says Neeta Ogden, MD, an allergist in private practice in Englewood, New...

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