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Medical Reference Related to Allergies

  1. 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.

  2. Food Allergy, or Something Else?

    Information to help distinguish the difference between a food allergy and intolerance.

  3. Living With a Soy Allergy

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

  4. Severe Food Allergies: An Emergency Plan

    When you have severe food allergies, you need an emergency plan. Here's how to prepare in case of a food allergy attack.

  5. Worst Cities for People With Fall Allergies

    How bad is your city for people with fall allergies? Here are the worst -- and best -- cities for people who sneeze and sniffle in the fall.

  6. 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.

  7. Saltwater Washes (Nasal Saline Lavage or Irrigation) for Sinusitis - Topic Overview

    Saltwater washes (saline lavage or irrigation) help keep the nasal passages open by washing out thick or dried mucus; they can also help improve the function of cilia that help clear the sinuses. This can help prevent the spread of infection to the other sinuses and reduce postnasal drip. It also can make the nose feel more comfortable by keeping the mucous membranes moist. You can buy saline ...

  8. 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.

  9. Sinusitis: Over-the-Counter Medicines - Topic Overview

    Medicines available without a prescription may help relieve pain and promote sinus drainage. Try pain relievers such as aspirin,ibuprofen,or acetaminophen to relieve facial pain and headache. Do not give aspirin to anyone under age 20 because of the risk of Reye syndrome. Try using a decongestant nasal spray or decongestant nose drops. Avoid using these products for more than 3 days in a ...

  10. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - Risks

    Bleeding and infection can occur after any surgery. You should contact your doctor if you have:Heavy bleeding. Mild bleeding is normal.Fever of or higher.Severe pain. Mild pain is expected.Pus.A foul smell coming from the nose.Persistent headache.Sometimes the perforation may reopen, requiring another surgery. ...

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