November 24, 2019
What is this fluid coming from my ear?
Normally, your ears produce a natural oil, called earwax, to protect your ears. But what if you have a fluid leaking from your ear? Should you be worried?Read More
May 3, 2019
When should you call a doctor about a nosebleed?
Having blood drip from your nose can be terrifying! Nosebleeds aren’t usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home. There are some times though when you may need to see your doctor.Read More
May 3, 2019
What does your earwax colour mean?
Sometimes the ears make more wax than it needs, which can lead to a build-up of earwax. Other times, you might notice that the colour has changed from yellow to dark brown, green, red or even black. Not sure when to be alarmed?Read More
January 26, 2019
Sore throat? Here’s what to do
A sore throat is any painful, scratchy or dry feeling in the throat. Sore throats have many different causes. Some are brought on by viral or bacterial infections; others are caused allergies, dry air or environmental irritants. Common signs and symptoms of a sore throat: Burning Dryness Trouble swallowing. Tenderness A raw feeling. Irritation Scratchiness Why is your throat sore? Colds, the flu and other viral infections Viruses are responsible for approximately 90% of sore throats. Common viral infections that could lead to a sore throat include: The common cold. The flu. Chickenpox (an infection that leaves you with a…Read More
October 8, 2018
How to heal an ear infection
Do your ears feel sore? Have trouble hearing? You may have an ear infection. Ear infections are caused by bacteria, viruses and occasionally (but hardly ever), yeast. An ear infection can happen in your outer ear, your inner ear or your middle ear. Outer ear infection An outer ear infection happens when the skin tissue that covers your ear canal becomes infected, usually with bacteria. This can happen if you spend a lot of time in water (e.g. pools and the ocean). It also happens if you’ve injured your ear canal by inserting objects in it (e.g. a cotton earbud…Read More
September 14, 2018
Home remedies for sinus pain
A sinus infection can cause quite a bit of pain. Apart from the annoying stuffy nose, it also comes with symptoms like a headache, facial tenderness, a sore throat, a cough and facial swelling. Your sinuses are found by your forehead, cheekbones and the sides of your nose. You may get an infection if your air cavities become inflamed within the passages of your nose. This can be caused by allergies or when chemicals or particles irritate your sinuses. If you’re looking for a fix for your sinus or allergy symptoms, step away from the pills and try a natural,…Read More
October 24, 2017
What to do when the world is spinning
If you also used to play on the merry-go-round, or spin yourself around when you were young, you would have felt that the world kept on spinning. This sensation is called vertigo, and it's all fun and games when you're 9 years old, but if the symptom doesn't go away, it can be awful. What is vertigo exactly? Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition. It's the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning even though you are standing still. In some cases, this feeling may be barely noticeable, but in others in can…Read More