Read my article about the effects of dry air in the winter and why some people are more likely to get a nosebleed. The article is available here.
As we head into the winter months, the change in temperature and humidity has a significant effect on our overall well-being. Specifically, in the areas of ear, nose, and throat, there are some major consequences that one should be aware of. Colder weather cannot only have effects such as frostbites and chapped lips, as we […]
The care of the nose and sinuses has become a huge industry. There are numerous remedies for dry noses, allergies, sinus infections as well as any combination of the above. Many of these remedies are over-the-counter, the rest need to be prescribed by a physician. This article we focus on the over-the-counter nasal washes, mostly […]
Our nasal passages are the first point in our respiratory system. All the oxygen that we need for daily consumption goes through the nasal passages, and in return the carbon dioxide is exhaled back. If you do the math, that means a lot of airflow on a constant basis. In addition to just being a […]
The membranes of the inside of the nasal passages typically need to stay wet for them to maintain normal function. This layer of mucus can lubricate the nose, allowing for less friction of air as we breathed in. It can also protect against any bacterial growth and resultant sinus infections. Nasal mucus also maintains healthy […]
With the coming winter months, the colder weather as well as dry heating elements in our houses and apartments cause a great deal of dryness. The victim in this is usually our nasal passages, who have the task of humidifying the air before we breathe it all the way into our lungs. Our nasal passages […]
Let us review some of the basic anatomy of the nose before we can understand why nosebleeds occur. The nose itself is a conduit for the breathing as the air enters our body and reaches deep down into the lungs. The membranes of the inside of the nose are designed to provide moisture, heat, and […]