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What is the Difference between a Sinus Infection and a Cold?

Colds(upper respiratory infection or URI) are caused by viruses. There are over two hundred viruses that cause colds. The most common is the rhinovirus. Symptoms of a cold are nasal congestion, nasal discharge(watery, cloudy, or sometimes colored), sneezing, sore throat, and cough. The symptoms of a cold generally last for 7-10 days. There is no […]


What is the Difference between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

People who snore make noise when they sleep. People with sleep apnea STOP BREATHING when they sleep. Snoring is a partial obstruction of airflow between the nose and trachea(windpipe) during sleep. Because the obstruction is only partial, there is NO reduction in oxygen level. Sleep apnea is caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, with […]