Surgery

Q and A: Nasal implants

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My nose always feels stuffed up, and I have a hard time breathing through my nose. It is especially bad at night when I lie down. I thought it was because of allergies, but medications do not help. The condition ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When RAT-testing for COVID, should you also swab your throat?

We're now pretty used to swabbing our nose to test for COVID when we have a scratchy throat or new cough. But should we also be using our rapid antigen test (RAT) to swab our throat, as some social media sources suggest?

Medications

Tips on dealing with seasonal allergies

Colorful flowers and delicate blossoms on trees are not the only sign that spring has truly arrived. For many, allergies are a sign the seasons have changed. Up to one in four Canadians suffer from allergic rhinitis and its ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to manage hay fever allergy symptoms

Don't be alarmed if you are experiencing seasonal allergies for the first time. While hay fever—also known as allergic rhinitis—often begins in childhood, more adults are being diagnosed, according to the Centers for ...

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