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What to do about a runny nose

What to do about a runny nose

Something irritating or inflaming the nasal tissue of the nose is what causes it to become runny. To a stop a runny nose, a person will either need to stop what is irritating or inflaming their nose or take medications that will help reduce the inflammation and production of mucus. A runny nose is the […]

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Loss of balance: Everything you need to know

Loss of balance: Everything you need to know

A loss of balance often occurs due to a problem with the signals the ear sends to the brain. These usually control our sense of balance and spatial awareness. However, if a person has a condition that affects the brain or inner ear, they may experience a loss of balance, spinning sensations, unsteadiness, lightheadedness, or […]

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What causes black mucus?

What causes black mucus?

When a person has black mucus, they may have inhaled potentially harmful pollutants. Or, they could have an underlying infection or condition. Mucus serves an important purpose in the nasal passages and other cavities throughout the body. It helps protect against infection and harm from foreign objects. Mucus also helps lubricate these passages and cavities. […]

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What can cause frequent throat clearing?

What can cause frequent throat clearing?

Most people clear their throat from time to time. Sometimes, it is in response to irritants, other times it is just a habit. However, frequent throat clearing may be due to a medical condition. A person may clear their throat often because it feels like something is tickling or stuck in the throat. These sensations […]

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What to know about choking on saliva

What to know about choking on saliva

Many people have experienced the sensation of water going down the wrong pipe. Sometimes, this happens with saliva. Choking on saliva can be scary, and for people with certain health issues, it can be dangerous. Healthy people can usually cough saliva up if they choke on it. The salivary glands produce saliva to lubricate the […]

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What can cause a dry cough?

What can cause a dry cough?

Coughing is a natural reflex for clearing the throat and lungs of irritants. While an occasional dry cough is rarely a cause for concern, persistent coughing can indicate an underlying medical condition that may be more serious. A dry cough, or sometimes a tickly cough, is a cough that does not bring up any phlegm […]

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Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?

Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?

A new, quick and easy technique for reshaping cartilage and other living tissue could change the way surgeons carry out certain reconstructive interventions, such as repairing septum deviations. A quick and easy new technique could reshape cartilage, such as that of the nose, without the unwanted side effects. The originators of the new technique described […]