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    1. Don't Let Fragrances Trigger Your Allergy Symptoms

      Do scents set off a round of sneezing and sniffling? Get tips on how to avoid allergy symptoms when you smell the fragrance from soaps, candles, perfume, and more.

    2. 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.

    3. Controlling Pet Allergens - Topic Overview

      Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is irritation or inflammation the esophagus caused by white blood cells called eosinophils. Eosinophils aren't normally in the esophagus. They are part of the immune system. The body sends them out in response to an allergic reaction. This has led experts to think that allergies—especially food allergies—may cause EoE.

    4. Controlling Pet Allergens - 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 ...

    5. Environmental Illness - 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?

    6. 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 ...

    7. Environmental Illness - How Well It Works

      This procedure removes adhesions that form in the nasal passages. ...

    8. 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 ..

    9. Controlling Pet Allergens - 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

    10. Environmental Illness - Why It Is Done

      Some nasal septal perforations can cause symptoms such as bleeding and pain. Small perforations can create a whistling sound when you inhale. In cases of long - term, severe perforation, the bridge of the nose can develop a saddlelike deformity. Surgery can resolve these problems. ...

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