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What causes dizziness when lying down?

What causes dizziness when lying down?

A common cause of dizziness when lying down is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, a condition where tiny crystals that help sense gravity in one part of the ear mistakenly move into parts of the inner ear that detect head motion. People with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) experience benign, or not life-threatening, paroxysmal, or sudden […]

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What to know about a broken nose

What to know about a broken nose

A broken nose is a common facial injury. Symptoms typically include pain and swelling around the nose, bleeding, nasal discharge, and difficulty breathing. A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is when a bone in the nose becomes cracked or broken. There may also be damage to the connective tissue, or cartilage, inside the nose. A […]

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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 black earwax

What to know about black earwax

Earwax is a naturally produced yellow substance that helps keep a person’s ears clean and free of debris. Black earwax can sometimes appear, but it is usually the result of an excessive buildup of earwax and is rarely a cause for concern.Earwax protects the ear canal from things that may enter it, including: water shampoo […]

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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 […]