• Hurricanes Can Wreak Havoc on Your Sinuses

    Storms affect atmospheric pressure (also called barometric pressure), which is the pressure of the air in the earth’s atmosphere.  Hurricanes and other strong storms can cause massive dips in this pressure. When the pressure in the earth’s atmosphere drops…

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  • Extreme Weather Effects on Allergies

    Thunderstorms have been linked to worsened allergy and asthma symptoms. Rain can force pollen grains to rupture and split, dispersing even more pollen into the atmosphere. Then high winds spread it around. The very strong winds from a hurricane or a tornado will…

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  • Tonsils

    What Are Tonsils? Your tonsils are gland-like structures in the back of your throat. You have one located in a pocket on each side. Tonsils are made of tissue that contains lymphocytes — cells in your body that prevent and fight infections. It is believed…

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  • Tinnitus

    What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of hearing sound when no external sound is present. It may present as a ringing, buzzing, roaring, hissing or other noise in one or both ears and can vary in pitch, loudness and duration. Tinnitus is not a disease. It…

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