The nose plays a critical role in the body’s overall health. Aside from it being the centre of the sense of smell, it’s an important filter that protects the airways and lungs. Sinus and nose problems quickly become systemic problems if not cared for properly. Here, we discuss some of the most common disorders, in [...]
When keeping an eye on your health, it is essential to be aware of bacterial infections transmitted from food, water or other people. Bacterial infections of any kind can be extremely harmful to your health (sometimes even fatal!), and knowing about the various types that you may be exposed to could help you to protect yourself from them.
If you swim regularly or have even noticed issues with your ears after swimming for the first time in a while, you may have what is known as 'swimmer's ear'.
Babies born with breathing difficulties are sometimes diagnosed with a birth defect known as choanal atresia, which will be an anxious and distressing time for parents and the wider family. So, what exactly is choanal atresia? The basic explanation is that it involves a blockage in the opening at the back of the infant’s nasal [...]
We do not often think about our breathing until it becomes difficult. If you have found yourself struggling to breathe through either one or both of your nostrils, the likely cause could be nasal obstruction.
Our ears can be sensitive places, but sometimes you may notice something that feels a little more out of the ordinary. A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that can develop in your middle ear. A noncancerous, benign growth, will grow behind your eardrum.