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How to Live with Pets and Allergies

You’ve recently started dating a new girl, and things are getting pretty serious. We’re talking “bring-her-home-to-meet-the-parents” serious. She’s a master of puns, she makes a mean quiche Lorraine, and she’s wicked smart to boot. There’s only one problem...she and her dog, a 60-pound Siberian husky named Bentley, are kind of a package deal—and you’re allergic to dogs. Before you know…
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August 17, 2018
Sinus & Allergy

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

It’s July and spring allergy season is officially over. Cheers to no more allergies until spring rolls around again next year. Well, this may be true for some. But for others, while pollen and ragweed levels have subsided, other allergens are now at the forefront. The summer months’ largest culprit? Mold. July signals the start of fungus spores and seeds—which…
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July 30, 2018
Sinus & Allergy

Why Do People Suffer from Allergies Differently?

Allergies are an immune response to outside substances entering our bodies. If they were invading objects like bacteria, viruses, or toxins, collectively considered “pathogens,” we would normally be happy with our immune system defending us from potential illness. When the object is a harmless pollen or mold spore, the body’s response intended to “defend” itself instead makes us miserable. (more…)
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June 22, 2018
Sinus & Allergy

How to Help Your Children Avoid Seasonal Allergies

Spring has finally arrived—though it didn’t come alone. With it comes warmer temperatures, more insect activity, and more greenery blooming all around. Departing the cold, harsh winter months, it’s a welcome sight – for some of us. For those suffering from allergic reactions, spring isn’t as sweet of a season. Due to Houston’s shorter, milder winters, our Texas flora and…
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April 30, 2018
Sinus & Allergy

7 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You Have Sinus Issues

The telltale signs are all there—the sore, scratchy throat; the relentless facial pain; the classic headache; and the dreaded nasal congestion. For some of you readers, this list of symptoms is all too familiar to you. Yep, it’s the beastly sinus infection. We’ve gathered a list of seven struggles that will make all sinus-problem sufferers laugh...and then cry. But don’t…
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December 29, 2017
SeasonalSinus & Allergy

How to Avoid the Flu This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. (We bet that song is stuck in your head now...oops.) The weather is finally cooling down, the holidays are among us (are you ready for the in-laws to come into town?), and the rich aroma of baked-with-love goodies fills the house. The holidays bring cozy days full of present wrapping, feast preparing,…
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November 30, 2017
General ENTSinus & Allergy

Debunking the Popular Sugar High Myth

Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Do you remember how funny this little jingle used to be as a kid? If you have kids, they probably love it as much as you did back in the day. A couple of days ago, we celebrated Halloween—the spookiest and most ghastly holiday of them all. But Halloween is…
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October 27, 2017
Sinus & Allergy

What to Know about a Cold vs. Allergies

Ah-ah-ahchoo! It’s that dreaded time of year—sure, the weather feels great. But it’s also cold season. Or is it allergy season? Either way, you’re feeling miserable and you’re sneezing so much that your coworkers are threatening to make you work alone in the dark, creepy basement. But really, when it comes down to it, it can be pretty difficult to…
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October 9, 2017
Sinus & Allergy

What Are the Top Summer Allergens in Texas?

April showers bring May flowers. For allergy sufferers, June brings...relief? Not quite. While spring is when allergies ramp up for a lot of Houstonians, the summer months can also be tough for many. Summer officially kicked off last week, so we’ll take a look at the top summer allergens on a month-by-month basis. Even if your allergies have you feeling…
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June 21, 2017