CategoryEar/Nose/Throat Disorders

Are There 99 Million Colors You Don’t Know About?

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The average human being can see and differentiate a million different colors. Although none of us could give names to all of these colors, the number is mathematically derived from the physiology of how we perceive color. All humans have specialized cells in the retinas of their eyes called cones. Most of us have three types of cones, each of which is triggered by certain wavelengths of light...

Sore Throat in the Morning?

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Waking up with a sore throat can be an unfortunate way to start the day and it can make it hard for you to get the motivation you need to drag yourself out of bed and to your respective work/school run. Being motivated day in and day out to get up early is hard enough, so it’s not a help when you have to contend with what feels like an almighty cold. If you experience this regularly then it...

How to Get Rid of Congested Ears

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Having congested ears is a surprisingly unpleasant experience and one that can make you feel somewhat ‘detached’ from the world around you as you struggle to hear what is going on and as it sounds like you’re floating around underwater. There are many causes of congested ears from trapped water, to ear infections, but regardless of the problem there are some methods you can use...

New Research Traces the Onset of Tinnitus to the Cellular Level

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Tinnitus is popularly known as a ‘ringing in the ears’, but the term actually refers to any perception of noise in the absence of a true external sound. This can take many forms, including buzzing, ticking and whistling as well as ringing. Approximately 1 in 3 people experience tinnitus at least once in their lifetime, and the worldwide prevalence is approximately 10 percent. Tinnitus can range...

Adenoid Removal

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Adenoid removal of course refers to the removal of the adenoids. This is a surgical procedure also known as an adenoidectomy. The adenoids are a mass of lymphoid tissue which are situated at the back of the nasal cavity. If they are prone to infection and swelling then they can cause other infections, breathing difficulties (especially through the nose), ear aches and headaches. The surgery most...

Tinnitus: The Facts

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Tinnitus is itself not a disease, but rather it is a symptom that can be caused by a range of other conditions. In tinnitus the patient will suffer from sounds and particularly ‘ringing’ heard in the ear (the word tinnitus actually translates from Latin as ringing) despite there usually being no corresponding sound in reality. This is not a hallucination but rather a result of damaged...

Home Remedies for Nasal Congestion

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Nasal congestion is an unpleasant condition that can have many unwanted effects – making it difficult to breath for instance, causing snoring, resulting in your voice sounding nasal and less compelling, causing headaches (due in part to the difficulty breathing), causing you to have to clear your throat/blow your nose often and preventing you from smelling and tasting properly (causing anosmia)...

Ear Pain After Swimming

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A lot of people like to swim. And they have good reason to. It is healthy, fun and refreshing. Most people that swim regularly are in great physical shape and if you start swimming from an early age you will develop into a miniature version of the Hulk by the time you are an adult. However, just like with any physical activity there are inherent dangers. Although most of them come from injuries...

Color Blindness Treatment

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The term color blindness is generally used to refer to instances where people have difficulties observing the contrast between different colors. Often this will be the difference between two specific colors – a famous example of this being Mark Zuckerberg who designed the Facebook entirely in blue due to a red-green color blindness. This is the most common form of color blindness, though there...

Sinus Infection and Dizziness

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A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses. The cause may be bacterial, viral, or fungal in origin. Sinus infections are common, and may follow a cold due to the inflammation and swelling of the sinuses that a cold can cause. The sinuses are four hollow cavities in the human skull that reduce the weight of the skull and insulate it. They are also an important...

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