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What to know about ear eczema

What to know about ear eczema

Eczema can appear anywhere on the body, including the outside of the ear or inside the ear canal. People with ear eczema may notice dry, flaky skin in or around their ears. This symptom may develop after contact with specific triggers, such as beauty products or metal jewelry. Ear eczema may lead to infection and […]

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Which essential oils can help with ear infections?

Which essential oils can help with ear infections?

Many people who get ear infections are interested in finding natural remedies to treat them. Some find that certain essential oils can help, including tea tree oil and oregano oil. Infection of the ear, also called otitis, occurs most often in children, but it can also affect adults. Ear infections can be challenging to treat. […]

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Home remedies for relieving a dry nose

Home remedies for relieving a dry nose

When the inside of the nose is dry, it can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but a person can usually treat it at home. Homes remedies for a dry nose include steam inhalation, using a humidifier, and using nasal sprays or rinses. The medical term for a sensation of dryness within the nasal passages is […]

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Home remedies to clean your ears

Home remedies to clean your ears

Earwax is how the body lubricates and protects the ear. People do not usually need to clean out their ears, but sometimes earwax and other debris can build up. Earwax, or cerumen, leaves the body slowly. Chewing and moving the jaw pushes the earwax from the canal to the outer ear. When the earwax and […]

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Risks and effects of adenoid removal

Risks and effects of adenoid removal

A child’s adenoids can sometimes become swollen and, occasionally, infected. If enlarged adenoids cause sleeping or breathing difficulties, a doctor may recommend adenoid removal. In this article, we look at what adenoids are, symptoms of their enlargement, and reasons for having them removed. We also explain the adenoid removal procedure, risks and possible complications, and […]

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What can cause a bump on the lip?

What can cause a bump on the lip?

Lip bumps can sometimes be painful or uncomfortable, but they are often harmless and will clear up without treatment. There are many possible causes, including infections, allergic reactions, and lip injuries. Lips bumps can vary in size, appearance, and associated symptoms. Treatment depends on the cause, but a person can often use over-the-counter (OTC) medications […]