Symptoms of Sinusitis

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Fatigue, fever, nasal congestion, loss of smell, and pain in the face are some of the symptoms of sinusitis. Dr. Francisco Pernas, Otolaryngologist with Baptist Health South Florida, talks about this and other symptoms, and he explains what happens when you do not feel anything, but you have the infection.

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Scary Allergies on Halloween

Scary Allergies on Halloween

Lucette Talamas, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, says handling food allergies during Halloween can be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be the first time that you encounter this. She recommends having healthy conversations with your child about if they can go trick-or-treating. She points out it is important to make sure your child […]

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Coping with Allergies to Pets

Coping with Allergies to Pets

Dr. Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with South Miami Hospital, says the less exposure you have, the less problem you have if you have some allergies to pets. “If you can at least keep the animals out of your bedroom that’s helpful,” he explains. He also points out you can be treated […]

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Causes of Nasal Congestion

Causes of Nasal Congestion

Allergies, acute sinusitis, common cold, decongestant nasal spray overuse, deviated septum, enlarged adenoids, nasal polyps, and non-allergic rhinitis are potential causes of nasal congestion. Dr. Andrew Rivera, Otolaryngologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains sinusitis is an infection that can be very debilitating and it is associated with pain, congestion and drainage.

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Allergy & Rhinitis

Allergy & Rhinitis

Allergy is when the body has become sensitized usually to something external, explains Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Allergic rhinitis or the manifestations of allergies in the nose (the upper airway can), the Doctor explains, manifests from as sniffles, as itchy or sore throat post nasal drip […]

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Food Allergy in Schools

Food Allergy in Schools

What can parents do with a child in school who has a food allergy? Natalie Castro, Registered Dietitian at Baptist Health South Florida, recommends talking to the teacher and bringing everything with you as far as foods packing. She also says it is better if you speak to the school administrators to let them know […]

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Causes of Sinusitis

Causes of Sinusitis

Dr. Agustin Arrieta, Otolaryngologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains there is a component of sinusitis that would be considered genetic. You can inherit a propensity for allergies from your parents, and if you have allergies, they can produce inflammation, which can obstruct your sinuses. He also says another cause is environmental: “If you are […]

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Allergy Myths and Misconceptions

Allergy Myths and Misconceptions

Allergy medicines should only be taken after you have symptoms is one of the myths about allergy. Dr. Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, explains it is the wrong thing to do. “One of the things that I try to explain to patients is these are antihistamines and a histamine is […]

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Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Dr. Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, says anaphylaxis starts when you feel very general symptoms, like itching or swallowing dysfunction. “The most important thing is the aggressiveness of the situation. If the situation is very rapidly changing, it’s not time to sit and wait and see if this is going […]

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