I often receive emails asking how parents can get their toddlers or children to blow their noses. It can be frustrating – for both parents and their children. And all of that nose goop is just setting your child up for a more serious rhinitis or sinusitis. In this Ask The Expert article, Dr. Hana tells us how she teaches kids to blow their noses.
Another family just came to see me, referred for “sinus headaches”. They bring a computer disc with them containing the CT scan of their 4-year-old’s sinuses. The child has had many CT scans. As we review them, it quickly becomes clear that no one has ever reviewed ANY of the scans with them. So I gave them a short course in “Reading Sinus CT Scans”. Here it is …
Cut From the Same Cloth The Unified Airway Model helps explain why children who have rhinitis also get more than their share of otitis (ear infections) or adenoiditis or tonsillitis or sinusitis or asthma exacerbations, etc. All these anatomic regions have a similar lining, and when one area becomes inflamed or infected, they can all […]
For my adult patients over the years, only 2 methods have worked CONSISTENTLY to quit smoking: hypnosis and acupunture. Here is a step-by-step guide to your success.
Smoking … Bad … We’ve heard about the harm from tobacco smoke these days – the number of cancers related to smoking or chewing tobacco, the cost of respiratory illness such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, or emphysema). We hear about the addictive properties of tobacco smoke, and we see the advertisements […]
From the American Lung Association, here are some facts about our air quality for 2010. Some of them are encouraging, like improved air quality in most of the worst-polluted cities compared to last year’s list. Some discouraging, like just how bad our air quality remains. The list provides some tips on improving our air quality. Continue reading to check it out …
Allergic Rhinitis: 40 – 50 Million in USA with allergic rhinitis 10-30% of adults have allergic rhinitis Almost 40% of children miss some school each year due to allergies! 12 Million doctor-visits per year for allergic rhinitis! 55% of those with sinusitis have history of allergic rhinitis. Sinusitis: estimated 20-30 Million in USA with sinusitis […]
Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are ubiquitous – they are all around us, and in us. In addition to allergies, rhinitis, asthma, alterations in our immune systems, and neuro-toxicity, these toxins have been linked to cancer, diabetes, and birth defects. We have recently reviewed how to reduce them in our water and our food. Here are some small steps that will make a BIG difference in your life.
In practical terms the Unified Airway Model predicts that challenges affecting one anatomic area of the aero-digestive tract will also likely affect one or more of the other components. Here is the evidence for he UAM, and how to use it to get your kids better.
Interesting story: We have NASA and an asthmatic in India to thank for finding the right plants to detoxify our air for us. That’s right, NASA – the space people, and a business man with severe asthma. And plants also provide us with oxygen as an added benefit. Here’s the story …
“… OK then, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, we’ll put your little Sally in this box for 6 months, and pipe industrial waste smoke into the box to see how that affects her nose and lungs and stuff. Oh, and we’ll need to take some surgical biopsies occasionally. You’re cool with that, right?
Just sign here …”
For most of my sinusitis patients, the doctors have tried everything to treat their sinus troubles. Their parents feel like their kids are an ongoing experiment for those docs. Chronic sinusitis is a challenge. Everyone is frustrated: the child, the parents, the docs. There is no easy answer. No quick cure. Even so, you CAN make things better with a few simple rules. Here are the 8 basic tips that you can follow to improve the quality of life for YOUR little boogor-head.