Head, Ears, and Nose
The head, ears and nose are located on the upper part of the human body. The head houses the ears and the nose, which are two of the five sensory organs of the body.
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Asked in Allergies, Asthma, Head, Ears, and Nose
Do any allergies cause shortness of breath?
1. Yes, Shortness of breath is a common symptom of asthma, but in some cases, allergies can cause asthma-like symptoms. Exercise-induced asthma causes shortness of breath. 2. Allergies can trigger asthma symptoms, especially during physical activity. 3. Asthma is actually an allergic reaction when your lungs inflame and swell making it hard to breath. 4. Allergens can make our airways red, swollen, and filled with sticky mucus. So Allergies cause shortness of breath. 5. If you're unsure what are causes of shortness breath, consult with an allergist for your better cure. asonor.com
Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose, Headaches
Can a humidifier cause headache?
Yes, humidifier cause headache. Because, humidity completely saturates the air around you with water vapor, making it more difficult for your body to obtain the necessary amount of oxygen for proper brain function. This not only makes you feel sluggish, but also leads to painful migraine headaches. According the report of the "National Headache Foundation" that high humidity levels can often trigger weather migraines, also known as barometric pressure headaches. asonor.com
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What if you went swimming yesterday and now you can't hear through your ears Is that normal and What should you do?
your ears are probably water logged, you should go to your doctor and organise to get your ears cleaned out. there are different methods of acheiving this which im sure your doctor will discuss with you. dont go shoving cotton buds into your ears, if there is water present that will cause infection and it wont be pretty.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases
What can be done about severely clogged ears that are filled with wax and are painful?
First you must be sure it is wax in your ears and not an ear infection or allergies in your sinuses causing the pain and clogging. It can often be caused from the inside, such as severe sinus swelling, and can feel like wax, but is not. If it IS wax the solutions below should work. If it does not work, you can go see a Dr as a Dr can relieve pressure and pain in the inside of the ear. Ear candles do not work, they are just a placebo effect. It has been proven that if you burn an ear wax candle while not holding it to your ear, you get the same gooey brown ear wax looking substance in it, so it is fake. (EAR CANDLES DO WORK, AND ARE A GREAT WAY TO REMOVE WAX FROM EARS) If none of the above solutions work it could be due to allergies or sinusitus causing the eustachian tube to swell and stay closed and retain fluid. If the infection is old, and has already gone, the Dr may need to lance the ear drum to relieve the pressure of the fluid build up in the ear canal behind the ear drum. He will put a dab of deadening ointment on it to relieve pain, then lance it with a tiny scalpel, right in his office, and then yellow fluid (pus) will drain out for a few days and it will heal back up and your ear will feel great and you will hear again with no pressure issues. If you 1. put 2 or 3 drops of olive oil or other liquid oil in each ear at bedtime to soften the wax and plug the ear with cotton IN THE OUTSIDE of the canal so the oil won't soil your bedding, and 2. in the morning pour some warm bubbly solution like soda or peroxide in one ear at at time allowing a minute for the bubbles to loosen the wax, then pour in warm water to rinse out and finally, a capful of rubbing alcohol to dry out the water and help to prevent infection, and hopefully the problem will be relieved. You may have to do it two or three times to clear it. After this, each time you shower, run warm water into your ears, use you finger to clean, and rinse when you are done showering, then use a Q-tip to dry gently ** but not deeply, and you can control the problem. You can also try an ear syringe bulb (baby nasal aspirator) to suck out the wax once it is softened with oil or peroxide. Most people say "Don't put anything in you ear smaller than your elbow." And it is true that Q-tips can push the ear wax into the canal and pack it in, like loading a cannon. But if you know your ear is not loaded with wax, you can use a Qtip to gently dry your ear and keep it clean if you do not stick it in very deep, maybe 1/4 an inch is ok. If you have an ear canal plugged with wax, and the above solution does not work, see your Family Doctor or Pediatrician, they have intruments to remove the wax and/or irrigate the canal to remove it. This is the safest way to remove the problem and make sure you do not have an infection behind the wax that needs treating. It is not uncommon to have "swimmer's ear" with this condition. The water builds up behind the ear wax and causes the infection which needs a prescription to be treated. You may wish to try candle waxing. In NW MN the local salons (haircuts, colors, nails, massages and waxing) are doing this and I have heard many people comment on the positive experience. From what I understand the heat from the candle will melt the wax in your ears and then it is able to be removed. I've never heard of 'candle waxing' so I don't know, but it sounds dangerous to me. Go to your family doctor and let him have a look. He can then clean them out for you easily and, more importantly, safely. Ear candling, you should not try this alone, there are instructions included usually when you buy the ear candles. They can be bought at all most any heath food store or your neighborhood vitamin store. Usually not found at the supermarket unless its a local co-op. If the are followed properly it works great and its immediate relief! Get your ears flushed out in a doctor`s office and then leave that wax alone, will you! No Q-tips. And leave those candles on the birthday cake. The vacuum that is created through heat may quite well extract the wax, however, if your ear drums have any kind of opening caused by previous infections or if you have ear tubes, do NOT experiment with your ear wax removal. Wax is a self-cleaning device by nature. I've used ear candles, and I've been to the doctors. both are excellent ways of clearing out the ears. candling is not dangerous and it actually feels really good. the candle doesn't melt the earwax, it lifts debris out of your ear! it feels awesome. also a couple of times i went to my doc, and he used a higher pressure large metal blunt syringe to clean my ears out. that also feels good, and the process takes a lot less time, but it costs a bunch more. Something else you can try is putting a drop of olive oil in each ear once a week (making sure that once you put it in, you tilt your head the other way so it can come in contact with the wax). This can help soften the wax, making it easier to come out. We can always do various procedures that have been mentioned above, or can prescribe earwax removal medications, but I usually recommend to my patients that they try the drop of olive oil trick first since it is the least expensive. Having a great deal of ear wax is not dangerous and usually will not result in any hearing loss unless the ear canal is completely occluded with wax, so there's nothing wrong with leaving things alone. As mentioned before, though, it's important to not use cotton swabs (such as q-tips), as this can make things worse. One method which I have used effectively is hydrogen peroxide. Take one or two drops into each ear and let it for a few seconds. Try to massage it in at the same time so it moves around. You'll get rid of a lot of wax. You can do this often and hydrogen peroxide is pretty cheap, but DO NOT USE TOO MUCH AT ONCE. Otherwise, you may remove ALL the wax, include the wax that protects your ears from infection. Also, don't use alcohol. It works, but it is too strong. To add to the answers on painful ear wax, the candles used in my salon are called Hopi candles, they are thin tubes of cloth and candle wax, which one end is inserted into the ear and the other end is lit, therefore creating a vacuum effect which slowly and safely draws the wax build up into the tube, thus clearing you re ears and making everything sound amazingly loud! definitely worth the effort though, i think that the treatment is around �20 and about 20 minutes long, although salons and prices of the treatment may vary. If anyone is thinking about using ear candles, think again. They are a hoax. If you burn the candle without it being in your ear, cut it open, it is filled with ear wax-like stuff just like if you had put it in your ear and burned it. It really let me down. I thought it was the coolest thing but its not. Having had a child with this problem- our pediatrician said to let her chew gum (sugarless, of course) every day. The chewing motion of the jaw massages the ear canal and moves excess ear wax out of the inner canal. Ok here is what I did. I bought some medicine called Debrox. I followed instructions and got a ton of wax out. First it was little tiny pieces then with the last ear flush I got a corn size chunk out...it was disgusting yet it was kinda cool.
Could a lump on the back be connected with a severe neck problem?
Yes, it could be scar tissue or a muscle knot. A lump on the back could be connected to a severe problem for the entire body. You need to be more descriptive about a lump. This could be a muscle knot or it could be a cancerous growth. Severe or insignificant must be assessed after a proper diagnosis. This requires more info.
Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose, Body Piercing
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Is it ok to smoke swisher sweet little cigars if you have a nut allergy?
The thing to remember about small cigars and cigarillos is they have ingredients and additives similar to cigarettes. If you want to try cigars and you are sensitive to ingredients such as nuts, stick to cigars that are 100% tobacco. They will require more attention (regulated humidor) and are harder to find (order online) or a real cigar shop), and cost more( again, go online), but it will be worth the effort. Try Macanudo , Ascot-Maduro or Gold.
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Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose, Sinus Infections
Yellow mucus turning hard in sinus?
I think it's actually ear wax....I had an ear infection and sinus infection...somebody told me to use mix of hydrogen peroxide and olive oil in ear and all this stuff came out of my ear through my nose....I did this for about a week and I feel so good after months of having one blocked sinus and clogged ear...the two go together because when you blow hard the pressure builds us in the ear and the wax stays stuck...trust me this works! I was on antiobiotics three different times and it just made it worse. Besides if you try this...it's all natural and it can't hurt.
Why do you get a headache after swimming?
Other possible causes are: Your goggles are strapped on too tight---check this by wearing a hat that is too tight for a while, to see if you get the same headache. Unfortunately even quite loose goggles can cause this kind of headache Also, a recent study has shown that swim goggles raise intraocular pressure---with the potential to cause eye-pain related headache. This might be the mechanism of the headache above, but you could check with divers type goggles which cover both eyes, as they seem not to raise intraocular pressure.
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What could a strange hard noticeable bump on your forehead be?
One possibility could be a calcium deposit- but of course should be checked by a health professional. I have a rather large lump on my forehead that just appeared about five days ago. It started as a lump above my eyebrow, a small one, then spread to my nose, and now is on my forehead. I just got back from a walk-in clinic less than 10 minutes ago and she said that it might be a deviated septum. The septum is the bottom part of your nose that splits it into two nostrils, and if it is turned to the side, it can cause build-up, which might be what I am experiencing. I am going in for an X-ray, possibly tomorrow, I'll post the results when I have them. I'm not exactly sure if this is your problem, but that's what it sounds like to me. I had similar problem but was relieved when my doctor told my that my brain was expanding; thus causing a fissure in my skull. Nevertheless, not cosmetically pleasing to the eye.