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Medical Reference Related to Allergies

  1. Living With a Soy Allergy

    Soy allergies are most common in infants. Learn more about soy allergies.

  2. Treating Food Allergies

    Right now, all you can do is avoid the food you’re allergic to. But researchers are trying to find new ways to help people living with food allergies.

  3. Picture of the Sinuses

    WebMD's Sinuses Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the sinuses including their function and location. Also learn about conditions, tests, and treatments affecting the sinuses.

  4. Sinusitis and Mucous Membrane - Topic Overview

    The nose and the sinuses are lined with a membrane that produces mucus. When air enters the nose,it is warmed,moistened,and filtered before passing into the lungs. Dust,smoke,bacteria,and other irritants often become trapped in the mucus that lines the nasal passages. This mucus is pushed to the back of the throat by tiny hairs (cilia) that line the inside of the sinuses and nose,and ...

  5. Sinusitis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if sinusitis does not improve after two days of home treatment and you have symptoms such as: Pain in the face or upper teeth. Pain extending from the bridge of the nose to the lower eyelid. Headache that is not relieved by t

  6. Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) - What to Expect After Surgery

    After surgery, you may have a nasal splint or pack placed in your nostrils to stop bleeding and keep the septum straight while it heals. You probably will get instructions on how to care for your nose while it is healing. For example, you may be told not to blow your nose and to sneeze with your mouth open to avoid pressure changes. ...

  7. Saltwater Washes (Nasal Saline Lavage or Irrigation) for Sinusitis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?Sinusitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?

  8. Environmental Illness - Toxic Chemicals in Our Environment

    Indoor air pollution can affect you at home, work, or even places you visit.

  9. Environmental Illness - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about environmental illness:What is an environmental illness?What causes an environmental illness?What can I do to make my home healthier?Can molds cause allergies?Why do environmental illnesses have a greater impact on children? Being diagnosed:What should I look for if I think my home or workplace is making me sick?Can I determine whether a building has a mold problem?How will a doctor

  10. Sinusitis - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing sinusitis increases if you have recently had a cold, another viral or bacterial infection, or an upper respiratory tract infection. Also, chronic nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) can lead to sinusitis.

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