allergies

Better Breathing Through Your Nose

Breathing through your nose is better for your health.  Humans are meant to naturally breath through the nose, which filters, warms, and humidifies the air that we breath. Habitual mouth breathing is associated with a host of medical issues, including sleep problems, dental decay, bad breath, and jaw malformation in children.  Mouth breathing may also …

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Stop Coughing

Coughs are common, and not just limited to the winter season.  Coughing is a symptom, not a diagnosis.  Most coughs are caused by viral illnesses, and will resolve without treatment, although the cough often persists long after the illness has resolved.  Allergies are a common cause of coughing this time of year.  Persistent coughing may …

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It’s Hard to Think Clearly With a Stuffy Nose

People often feel “fuzzy headed” when they are congested.  Studies have documented that children with untreated allergies perform worse in school.  Nasal congestion affects the quality of sleep, which can lead to daytime lethargy.  In addition, nasal inflammation triggers the release of cytokines which can affect the ability to think and perform. There are many causes …

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