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From Nutrition To Nasal Hygiene And Everything In Between

Nasal Polyps: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

What Are Nasal Polyps? Nasal polyps are small “teardrop” shaped growths that can develop in the lining of your sinuses and nasal passages. They are typically painless and benign (not cancerous), but they can become larger or develop in clusters, which can lead to several problems.

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Why Is My Nose So Dry?

What Causes Dry Sinuses? Dry nasal passages are typically caused by a lack of mucus production in the sinuses, which can leave your nose feeling dry and irritated. There are several possible reasons why your sinuses may stop producing mucus. A dry nose can be caused by a variety of conditions. The most common conditions include: a cold, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), blowing your nose too frequently, overuse of antihistamines and decongestants, and changes in the weather.

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What Is Allergic Rhinitis And Why Is It Called Hay Fever?

What Is Allergic Rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis (commonly called hay fever) is typically identified by the swelling of the blood vessels in the sinuses. The condition is caused by a person’s immune system reacting to allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, dust mites and mold. Symptoms commonly associated with allergic rhinitis can include post nasal drip, nasal congestion, and a runny nose.

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Sphenoid Sinusitis

What Is Sphenoid Sinusitis? Sphenoid sinusitis is typically described as an acute inflammation of—either one or both—of the sphenoid sinuses (the two large cavities located directly behind the nose and set between the eyes). One of the most common causes of acute sphenoid sinusitis is a bacterial infection brought on by Streptococcus pneumonia (strep throat). A bacterial infection of this nature usually develops as a result of a prior sinus condition, typically caused by a virus (i.e. the common cold) or seasonal allergies.

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How Long Do Sinus Infections Last?

How Long Does A Sinus Infection Last? A sinus infection can last anywhere from 10 days to several weeks. The length of a sinus infection usually depends on whether the cause is viral (i.e. a cold or flu) or bacterial (i.e. Streptococcus pneumonia - “strep throat” or Haemophilus influenzae).

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How To Sleep With Post Nasal Drip?

If you’ve ever been sick with a cold or flu (or if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer), you know that figuring out how to sleep with post nasal drip can be difficult.However, there are a couple of useful techniques that will help you get a good night’s sleep by relieving your worst post nasal drip symptoms

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Allergies vs COVID: How To Tell The Difference

Although there are some similarities in symptoms, there are also some key indicators that can help determine whether you have COVID or allergies. Nevertheless, if you’re experiencing any COVID related symptoms, including a runny nose, congestion, or a cough, and you think you’ve been exposed to the virus, you should self-isolate and contact a healthcare professional to get tested.

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What Is A NasoNeb Nasal Nebulizer?

Often referred to as albuterol nebulizers, the most common type is the jet nebulizer (sometimes referred to as an atomizer). Another type of nebulizer device, commonly used by sinusitis and allergy sufferers, is the nasal nebulizer. Nasal nebulizers work by turning liquid treatments and medications into tiny droplets that get past the front of the nose and stick to those deep, hard-to-reach areas in the back of the sinuses.

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Sinus Infection Symptoms vs COVID

Does COVID-19 feel like a sinus infection? Sinus infections and COVID-19 share some similar symptoms, which can lead to confusion for those who are trying to determine the root cause of their illness. There are some key differences between the two conditions. For example, the onset of post nasal drip and sinus pain are commonly associated with a sinus infection but not COVID-19.

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Is A Sinus Infection Contagious?

Are sinus infections contagious? No. Sinus infections are not contagious. Sinus infections are sometimes the result of contagious viruses, such as the common cold or influenza. In many cases, people are experiencing common symptoms, including a sinus infection, in response to a viral infection (which is contagious). In other cases, sinus infections are the result of airborne bacteria, fungi, and allergens.

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Can You Get Rid Of A Sinus Infection In 24 Hours? Understanding The Causes And Treating The Symptoms

Can you get rid of sinusitis in 24 hours? The short answer is: No. Getting rid of a sinus infection in 24 hours is probably impossible. But finding relief from the sinus pain and headaches isn't! Sinusitis symptoms are notoriously unbearable and treating a sinus infection can be a frustrating endeavor. However, there are several treatment options available, such as a nasal nebulizer, that can help eliminate mucus build-up and get you breathing better and feeling better in no time.

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How To Get Your Taste and Smell Back After A Sinus Infection

In most cases, the loss of taste is directly related to the loss of smell. Rarely, does someone actually “lose” their sense of taste. Typically, swelling and excessive mucus build-up in the sinuses blocks the nerve endings deep within the nose that are responsible for sensing smells. Because the sense of smell and taste are so closely related, sufferers often report a loss of taste.

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How To Drain Your Sinuses When You Have Nasal Congestion

In order to drain your sinuses, it's important to understand the common causes of nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Nasal congestion, also known as a stuffy nose, is identified by the inflammation and swelling of the tissues and blood vessels inside the nose and surrounding area, which tends to create a “plugged” feeling throughout the sinuses. There are several possible physical and environmental conditions and ailments that can cause a “stuffy” congested nose.

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How To Tell The Difference Between Post Nasal Drip And COVID-19?

If you’re experiencing post nasal drip and are concerned that it might be a symptom of COVID-19, you may find some comfort in knowing that the two are not typically associated. Post nasal drip is often considered a symptom of other illnesses and conditions, such as the...

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What Is Post Nasal Drip?

Post nasal drip is described as the overproduction (and noticeable accumulation) of mucus in the back of the throat and sinuses. Signs and symptoms of post nasal drip can include a frequent urge to swallow or clear one’s throat, a raspy or gurgly voice, an irritated throat, and a persistent cough.

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What Is Sinusitis? Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

What Is A Sinus Infection? A sinus infection is commonly identified by the swelling and inflammation of the sinus lining. Symptoms of a sinus infection may include a stuffy and congested nose, discolored discharges, post-nasal drip (an overproduction of mucus in the back of the throat), anosmia (reduced or no sense of smell or taste), and swelling and tenderness around your eyes.

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NasoNeb's Sinus Therapy System Used in Recent Peer-Reviewed Paper Presented at DDL2020

NasoNeb, Inc. is pleased to have been included in a recent peer-reviewed paper; Use of A Sectional Adult Nasal Airway Model for the Evaluation of Nasal Delivery Devices and Administration Techniques.

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Can Allergies Be Cured? The Answer Isn’t As Difficult As You May Think

August 31, 2020 If you’ve ever suffered from seasonal allergies, you’ve almost certainly wondered to yourself - “Why can’t they just cure my allergies?” The symptoms you experience when your seasonal allergies flare up are a direct result of your body’s immune system’s response to a foreign invader. Your body sees things like dust, pollen, and other airborne particulates as the enemy and goes into defense mode to protect you from them. In theory, if you could eliminate or prevent all that pollen and dust from getting in, you could also hopefully avoid the allergic reaction. Wouldn’t that be nice???

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Can Povidone Iodine Nasal Spray Prevent COVID Infections?

Can a povidone iodine nasal spray be used to prevent COVID infections? A povidone iodine solution has shown to reduce viral activity up to 99.99% against SARS-CoV-2 in in-vitro assays. It can work as a nasal spray or mouthwash to destroy the virus in the sinuses or in the mouth and throat before it has a chance to develop into a full blown infection.

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Ready For Some Summer Fun? Try These 6 Tips To Keep Your Allergy Symptoms Away

July 27, 2020 What can you do to stop your allergy symptoms? At the worst of times, allergy symptoms can become pretty unbearable. The good news is there are some more natural steps you can take to help prevent them from flaring up in the first place. Here are 6 things you can do to stop allergy symptoms before they start.

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Are You Worried About Bringing COVID-19 Home From Work? Here’s What You Can Do To Protect You And Your Family

People in just about every sector of the economy, from restaurant workers to bankers and waste collectors to taxi drivers, are at risk of contracting and spreading the virus. As a result, the thought of spreading the virus to our family members is something that we all have to worry about.

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What is Nasal Hygiene?

We’re not talking about flushing your nose with your old neti pot. True nasal hygiene is the practice of keeping your sinuses clean, clear, and moisturized to ensure your nose functions at its peak performance.

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Are You An Allergy Sufferer? Here’s How You Can Stop The Symptoms Before They Start

Stop your allergy symptoms before they ever flare up. We've discovered some pretty simple things you can add to your daily routine. Try incorporating the tips below into your schedule to reduce your chances of coming into contact with pollutants, allergens, and other airborne triggers.

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5 Ways To Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms Without A CPAP Machine

July 27, 2020 The effects of obstructive sleep apnea can not only prevent you from leading a healthy and productive life, they are potentially very damaging to your overall health. Currently, the most common treatment for sufferers is to use a Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) machine, which assists in keeping your air passages open while you sleep. For some people, something as simple as changing your sleeping position may prevent you from experiencing symptoms.

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Can’t Sleep? Follow These 5 Tips On How To Fall Asleep Faster And Get A Good Night’s Rest

July 31, 2020 If you find you can’t sleep or you just wish you could fall asleep faster, try implementing these easy and natural tips. Don’t let unnecessary obstacles, such as congestion or too much caffeine, get in your way. Instead, set a schedule and stick to a good sleep hygiene routine.

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