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CHRONIC COUGH

Cough is a common complaint.  If it lasts more than 8 weeks, cough is described as chronic.  Presence of shortness of breath, with or without exertion, in association with persistent cough needs to be investigated without delay because it could be an indication of asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema.  Weight loss and fatigue when associated […]

CHRONIC BRONCHITIS AND EMPHYSEMA (COPD)

These 2 diseases of the lungs and the airways are common. They are usually referred to as ChronicObstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a common cause of death. The distinction between COPD and allergic and non-allergic asthma is very important because the treatment for each condition is different. COPD Sufferers have one or more of the […]

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

Asthma is an intermittent disease caused by hyperactive airways (bronchial tubes), and affects children and adults of all ages.  The most common cause of asthma in all ages is allergy.  Asthma may require hospitalization and can be serious and life threatening.  Adult Asthma Sufferers have one or more of the following complaints: Chronic cough, specially […]

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Migraine headaches are common but less frequent than sinus headaches.  Sufferers have one or more of the following complaints: Severe headaches usually in one side of the head An aura before the headache Flashes of light in the eyes or unusual smell Nausea and vomiting with the headache Feel better in the dark Relieved only […]

SINUS HEADACHES

Sinus headaches are common and relate to problems in the nose and sinuses. Sufferers have one or more of the following complaints: Pain in the jaws or teeth Pain over the cheeks and nose Pain around and behind the eyes Pain and pressure over the forehead Nose congestion, sneezing and mouth breathing Snoring and disturbed […]

ALLERGY IN THE NOSE AND SINUSES (ALLERGIC RHINO SINUSITIS, HAY FEVER)

Adults who suffer from allergic rhino sinusitis have one or more of the following complaints: Runny, stuffy, and itchy nose Excessive sneezing Disturbed night sleep from stuffy nose Snoring Excessive post nasal drainage in the throat Nausea from the postnasal drainage Sore throat and bad breath Fatigue and irritability Cough which may be worse at […]

SINUS ALLERGY/CHRONIC SINUSITIS & RECURRENT SINUS INFECTIONS

Sinus Allergy is commonly referred to as chronic sinusitis. Allergy is the main reason for recurrent sinus infections. Allergy is a common problem affecting the ears, nose, throat and the sinuses. Investigating chronic sinusitis and treating the underlying allergy is very important. Surgery of the sinuses is of limited value, if the underlying allergy disease […]

ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND SINUS DISEASES IN SENIORS

Commonly patients in their senior years do not expect to have allergy or asthma.   Allergy & asthma are usually thought of as diseases of childhood, although recently both conditions are very commonly diagnosed as new illnesses at 55, 65 and 75 years of age. More recently, many patients are diagnosed with allergy and/or asthma for the […]

Facts About Allergic Diseases

What is allergy?  Allergy is an adverse reaction to certain substances such as foods we eat, inhalants we breath, contactants that land on our skin, medications we ingest or get as injections, or venom’s from certain stinging or biting insects. These same substances are harmless in people who are not allergic to them. What is asthma?  […]