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  1. Treating a Sore Throat Caused by Postnasal Drip - Topic Overview

    What is postnasal drip? Your nose and throat make mucus all the time. This mucus keeps your nose and throat moist,and it clears away bacteria and other things that can cause infections and allergies. Most of the time,this mucus is swallowed and you don't even notice it. But when you have a cold,congestion,or allergies,the amount of mucus can increase,build up,and thicken. The feeling ...

  2. Sinusitis - Prevention

    There are several ways you may reduce your risk of developing sinusitis: Treat stuffiness (nasal congestion) caused by colds or allergies promptly, avoid contact with people with colds or other viral upper respiratory infections, avoid smoke in your home

  3. Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation - How Well It Works

    Surgery to repair a nasal septal perforation is usually successful. However, some large perforations may be difficult to close. ...

  4. Environmental Illness - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. How to control allergens in your home ...

  5. Removal of Nasal Adhesions - What to Think About

    This procedure is more likely to succeed if you follow your doctor's instructions for postsurgery care. A doctor needs special training to use a laser. ...

  6. Sinusitis - Symptoms

    Pain and pressure in the face along with a stuffy or runny nose are the main symptoms of sinusitis. You also may have a yellow or greenish discharge from your nose. Leaning forward or moving your head often increases facial pain and pressure.

  7. Sinusitis - What Happens

    There are two types of sinusitis: acute (sudden onset) and chronic (long - term). Sinusitis often develops after a cold or viral infection. Most sinus infections improve on their own, but sometimes they develop into a bacterial infection-swelling, inflamm

  8. Repair of a Deviated Septum (Septoplasty) - Risks

    All surgery has a small risk of infection or bleeding. In addition, septoplasty carries a small risk of a hole (perforation) forming in the septum. A perforation rarely requires treatment. Additional surgery may be needed if the perforation causes discomfort or an infection develops.Streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria appear normally in some people. Packing the nose after surgery in people .

  9. Jellyfish Stings: Allergic Reaction - Topic Overview

    The reaction that you have to a jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war sting depends on many things. The potency of the venom changes with the type of jellyfish and also is stronger during some seasons than in others. Other things that affect the severity of your reaction include: Your size,age,and general health. The location and how much of your body (surface area) was stung. The size or ...

  10. Sinusitis - Topic Overview

    What is sinusitis? Sinusitis is infection or inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the inside of the nose and sinuses. Sinuses are hollow spaces, or cavities, located around your eyes, cheeks, and nose.

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