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What causes blood in sputum?
Seeing blood in sputum or mucus can be worrying, but it is usually not a cause for concern. If a person is young or generally healthy, these traces of blood are often caused by a mild infection or bronchitis. In serious cases, they can indicate a severe infection or lung cancer. Learn about causes and treatments here.
How can you unblock your ear?
A clogged ear can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be a buildup of wax or caused by a cold or sinus infection. Thankfully, many cases of a clogged ear can be treated with some simple home remedies. These include ear irrigation, steam inhalation, or simply ear drops. Learn about home remedies plus what not to do.
Seven causes of a green tongue
It is common to have a green tongue after eating or drinking something containing green food coloring, but an unexplained green tongue can indicate an underlying health concern. In this article, we look at infections and other conditions that cause a green coating or discoloration. We also look at the treatment options
Zyrtec vs. Claritin for treating allergies
Zyrtec and Claritin are two popular antihistamines that can reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and rashes. Zyrtec contains cetirizine and Claritin contains loratadine. Their effects are very similar. We compare their effectiveness, side effects, and other antihistamines such as Allegra and Benadryl.
Can a cavity cause a bad taste in the mouth?
What to do when a bad taste lingers? Many issues can cause this, from poor oral hygiene to neurological conditions. The taste may also vary, from bitter or foul to metallic, salty, or sweet. In this article, we explore a range of common causes and treatments. Learn to deal with a lasting bad taste in the mouth here.
Four causes of an orange tongue
Looking in a mirror and seeing that the tongue has turned orange may be alarming, especially when a person has eaten nothing containing food coloring recently. In this article, learn what causes an orange tongue, including infections, medications, and beta carotene. We also describe what other colors may indicate.
Am I allergic to my dog?
Dog allergies are one of the most common types of pet allergy. Symptoms can include hives, itchy skin, and watery eyes after contact with a dog. Home remedies and medicines can help get rid of some symptoms, especially mild itching and redness, so a person with mild dog allergies may still be able to live with a dog.
Six reasons your breath might smell like poop
Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like feces, or poop, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like poop. We also discuss treatments and when to see a doctor.
What home remedies can relieve sinus pressure?
Sinus pressure can be a symptom of infection or allergies. While medication can help, some home remedies can also relieve the pressure. Learn more about the home remedies that could help relieve pressure, such as neti pots, saline nasal sprays, and steam inhalation, as well as when someone should see a doctor.
What to do when you can't stop sneezing
Sometimes sneezing is a mild annoyance, other times it can impact everyday life. Fortunately, there is a range of things to try that might stop the sneezing. This article looks at some simple tips and tricks that may work, including pinching the nose or saying an unusual word before sneezing. Learn all about them here.
What causes a cyst in your earlobe?
When skin cells multiply instead of shedding, cysts may form. Learn more about how earlobe cysts are removed, as well as causes, risks, and home remedies.
What causes a lump under the chin?
A lump under the chin may be hard or soft, and tender or painless. This is not always a cause for concern. Learn about causes and when to see a doctor.
How do you cure a dry throat?
A dry throat can result in a cracking or croaking feeling while speaking or breathing. There are many potential causes with a range of remedies.
Why do I have a salty taste in my mouth?
A long-lasting salty taste can signal an underlying illness, infection, or hormone deficiency. Learn more about causes and treatments here.
Ten essential oils to relieve a cough
Which essential oils help to calm a cough and other symptoms of a cold? Are there risks? We look at 10 evidence-based choices and when to see a doctor.
How does hearing work?
Our ears are complex and delicate organs. In this article, we explain how ears work, how they detect sounds, and how they help us keep our balance.
Why do I have a bitter taste in my mouth?
A bitter taste can have many causes, including pregnancy, acid reflux, and dry mouth. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and how to get rid of the taste.
What is periodontal surgery?
Learn all about gum surgery, including the conditions it is used for and the different types that are available. We also look at preparation and recovery times.
Why is one side of my throat sore?
Sore throats are not usually serious, but soreness on just one side can indicate an underlying illness. Read on to learn about causes and other symptoms.
How do you get rid of blackheads in your ears?
Blackheads in the ears are a common complaint. We take a look at the many simple home remedies. Learn more about causes, treatment, and prevention.
How to pop your ears: Eight effective methods
Most people know the painful and annoying sensation of the ears needing to pop after a flight or during a cold. Learn how to pop your ears in this article.
New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'
Researchers reveal how a compound known as kenpaullone prevented drug- and noise-induced hearing loss in rodent models by blocking an enzyme called CDK2.
Why do I feel both tired and dizzy?
Several conditions can cause both fatigue and dizziness. We take a look at five, and discuss other symptoms and treatments for each condition.
Why do I bleed when I blow my nose?
Learn about different reasons why a nose might bleed after being blown. We also look at the options for when the cause needs treatment.
What home remedies can help with a runny nose?
This article examines a number of simple ways to stop a runny nose that can be tried at home. We also provide tips on how to cope with a runny nose.