Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

What Is CPAP? The most common and effective nonsurgical treatment for sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP which is applied through a nasal or facial mask while you sleep. The CPAP device does not breathe for you. Instead, it creates a flow of air pressure when you inhale that is strong enough… Read more »

Antihistamines, Decongestants, and “Cold” Remedies

Insight into recommended use and side effects What are the side effects of antihistamines? Who should not use decongestants? What are combination remedies? and more… Drugs for stuffy nose, sinus trouble, congestion and drainage, and the common cold constitute a large segment of the over-the-counter market for America‚Äôs medication industry. Even though they do not… Read more »

Allergies and Hay Fever

Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention Why does the body develop allergies? What are common allergens? When should a doctor be consulted? and more… Millions of Americans suffer from nasal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Often fragrant flowers are blamed for the uncomfortable symptoms, yet they are rarely the cause; their pollens are too… Read more »