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.
Nasal Allergy Trigger: Fragrances
They might smell pretty, but fragrances could be making you sneeze and sniffle. Find out how smells could be triggering your allergies.
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.
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.
Environmental Illness - Surgery Overview
Removal of nasal adhesions is a procedure to separate scar tissue within the nose that has become connected, or fused. Fused tissue is called an adhesion. Adhesions in the nose are also called synechiae. Adhesions are a common, usually minor, complication of nasal or sinus surgery and nasal packing. They also may develop because of trauma and such conditions as syphilis, tuberculosis, lupus, or ..
Environmental Illness - Toxic Chemicals in Our Environment
Indoor air pollution can affect you at home, work, or even places you visit.
Environmental Illness - 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 ...
Environmental Illness - What to Think About
Success of surgery depends to some extent on the size of the perforation-large perforations being more difficult to close-and on proper postsurgery care at home.The repair may not be as successful in people who smoke or have diabetes as in other people because these conditions can reduce blood supply to the septum.A doctor may want to try a nonsurgical technique to close the perforation before ...
Environmental Illness - Home Treatment
Home treatment may relieve symptoms of pain and pressure associated with short-term (acute) sinusitis. Home treatment may improve drainage of mucus from the sinuses and prevent the need for antibiotics. There is no scientific evidence to support the use o
Environmental Illness - Exams and Tests
Diagnosis of sinusitis is usually based on your medical history and physical examination. A detailed history of the problem often can be of more value to the diagnosis than a physical exam.