Post Nasal Drip

With flu season just around the corner it is important to be ready for nuisances like post nasal drip to occur. The feeling that it is accumulating in the throat or dripping from the back of your nose is called post-nasal drip. Treatment for Post Nasal Drip  A correct diagnosis requires a detailed ear, nose, and throat exam and possible laboratory, endoscopic, and x-ray studies. Each treatment is different. Bacterial infection– if it is present, it is treated with antibiotics. In cases of chronic sinusitis, surgery to open the blocked sinuses may be required. Allergy is managed by avoiding the cause if possible. Antihistamines and decongestants, cromolyn and steroid (cortisone type) nasal sprays, and other forms of steroids may offer relief. Immunotherapy (allergy shots) also may be helpful. However, some older, sedating antihistamines may dry and thicken post-nasal secretions even … Read more

Headache Central

There is a website sponsored by the Michigan Headache Clinic since 1996 as a public service to the millions of headache sufferers. The purpose of this site is to educate you about the illness and how to get help. Many people are not aware that headache problems can be solved. The website address is They have a headache survival guide that offers the following information. “This section is dedicated to people with headaches who need to learn more about the illness and how to deal with it. It gives the headache sufferer some important insights, through the eyes of neurologists, nurse practitioners and nurses who treat headache disorders. Interestingly, many of us are also headache sufferers. Our purpose is to keep you up to date on developments in the world of headaches and to provide guidance. ” There is … Read more

Impacted wisdom teeth cause numbness in your tongue and lower jaw

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems, including numbness in the jaw and the tongue. However, this is uncommon. Impacted lower (mandibular) wisdom teeth are often very close to a large nerve (inferior alveolar nerve) that controls feeling (sensation) to the lower jaw, teeth and tongue. Treatment of impacted wisdom teeth typically involves their surgical removal (extraction). This procedure may cause temporary numbness in your jaws, tongue and teeth. However, numbness in the lower jaw and tongue before surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth is unusual and may indicate a problem that requires further evaluation. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can be associated with cysts and tumors — usually noncancerous. Other types of growths also can occur in the jaw area and result in the symptoms you describe. Consult your dentist about the numbness you’re experiencing. A … Read more

Keeping Stress Under Control

Stop the cycle You can’t avoid daily stress. But you can keep stress under control — which can help prevent headaches. Consider these tips: Simplify your life. Rather than looking for ways to squeeze more activities or chores into the day, leave some things out. Ask yourself what really needs to be done, what can wait and what can be dropped entirely. It’s OK to say no occasionally. Manage your time wisely. Update your to-do list every day — both at work and at home. Delegate what you can, and break large projects into manageable chunks. Tackle the rest one task at a time. Be prepared. Organize your day ahead of time. Anticipate challenges. Try to keep your plan flexible, in case a headache strikes and you need to change course. Let go. Don’t worry about things you can’t control. … Read more

5 Steps to Exercise

Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. With your doctor’s OK to exercise, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even improve your sleep habits and self-esteem. And there’s more good news. You can do it in just five steps. Step 1: Assess your fitness level You probably have some idea of how fit you are. But assessing and recording baseline fitness scores can give you benchmarks against which to measure your progress. To assess your aerobic and muscular fitness, flexibility and body composition, consider recording: Your pulse rate before and after a one-mile walk How long it takes to walk one mile How many push-ups you can do at a time How far you can reach forward … Read more